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Connaught Waters

Rangers Road, Chingford, Waltham Forest, IG9 5UB

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Opening Times

  • The venue is open 24hrs.


  • The venue is in a pedestrian area.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Chingford.
  • The nearest underground station is Buckhurst Hill.


  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located to the front of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 5 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 310cm x 450cm (10ft 2in x 14ft 9in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 2m (2yd 7in) from the pathway.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 16m (17yd 1ft) from the pathway.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • The car park surface is cobbled.
    • There is a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The road is generally quiet.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Vehicle Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Rangers Road.
  • There is level access into the venue.

Level Change (Car Park to Pathway)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located on the path leading to the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.

Parks and Gardens

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have compact earth and gravel surface(s).
  • The majority of the path(s) is / are wide enough for wheelchair users.
  • There are easy and moderate slopes on the paths.
  • There are bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.

Willow Trail

  • Willow trail is an accessible walk.
  • The trail route starts from the car park and goes round the lake and through the woods.
  • There is plenty of signage along the pathways and trail.
  • The trail takes approximately 1hr and is 2.5 miles long.
  • There is a steep slope from the lake to Chingford Plain.


  • There are easy access fishing platforms which allow disabled or less mobile anglers to get right up to the water’s edge.
  • No fishing is allowed in any ponds or streams during the closed season (15th March to 15th June inclusive).
  • You must have a rod licence to fish.
  • You can buy these from a Post Office or contact the Environment Agency.
  • There are easy access fishing platforms at Earl's Path Pond, Hollow Pond and Connaught Water which allow disabled or less mobile anglers to get right up to the water’s edge.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.

Standard Toilet(s)