Lea Marshes

 Camp site?

According to the Waltham Forest Guardian the Leyton Marsh golf course is to become a camping site during the Olympics. For those who don't know it, the course is something between a pitch and putt and a real golf course. It is situated between Lammas Road and Orient Way. It can be reached by crossing the bridge at the end of Marsh Lane. The local paper predicts it will be used to house Olympic workers during the event. So much for jobs for locals. New Lammas Lands Defence Committee (NLLDC) believes LVRPA has been running this facility at a loss and wants to close it. See this link. This is yet another example of sport suffering while all the money goes to the Olympics (Bully Point cycle track, Ive Farm etc. etc.).


See also NLLDC on this subject.

This is the second venue to be identified as a potential camp site. Low Hall Fields has already been earmarked. Considering the looting and rioting in summer 2011 is bound to reduce the number of visitors, will both these venues be required?
From LVRPA web site September 2011.

WaterWorks Nature Reserve

Based in Leyton, East London, the WaterWorks Nature Reserve is within a 10 minute walk of the Olympic Park.

During July and August 2012 the current golf centre will be transformed into a campsite providing visitors with affordable accommodation on the doorstep of the Olympic Park. The site will be managed by the Camping and Caravanning Club and will boast 320 pitches, offer full camping facilities and provide onsite catering.

The season will run from 20 July until 16 August 2012 and pitches will be available to members and non-members. Camping will start from £45 per night, based on a minimum three-night stay and Club rules will apply whilst staying on site.

Bookings are now being taken via the Club's Contact Centre on
0044 (0) 845 130 7633 or
0044 (0) 24 7647 5426

WaterWorks Nature Reserve & Golf Centre, Lammas Road (Just off Lea Bridge Road), Leyton, London E10 7NU