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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 not free for all users.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • To park in the Car Park the fees are: Up to one hour - £1.50 Up to two hours - £2.50 Up to four hours - £4 Up to six hours - £6.
    • 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 concrete.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • 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.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Access Point (Vehicle Entrance)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Rangers Road.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is step-free access at this access point.
    • There is no gate at this access point.
    • The width of the gap is 200cm.
    • There are bollards at this access point.
    • There is 1 bollard to separate the entrance and exit points. The exit point has sloped sleeping policemen that depress as you drive over them, to stop entry at the exit point.

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.

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 slight and moderate slopes on the paths.
  • There are bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.

Accessible Trail

  • There is an accessible trail that is marked on the information boards throughout.
  • The accessible trail covers the perimeter of the lake by the car park.
  • Although this an accessible trail, the route is quite uneven due to the pathway being compacted earth.
  • There are various resting points around the trail with fixed bench seating available.

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)