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Enjoy a Summer walk around Rainham Hall Community Garden

Footpath in the garden, Crook Hall Gardens, County Durham
Summer gardens | © ©National Trust Images/Annapurna Mellor

Throughout the year a walk around Rainham Hall Community Garden offers different sights and sounds. The winding woodland offers short shady wanders through the trees. The orchard and market garden are beginning to flourish this season with produce in the vegetable beds with fruit hanging from the Apple, Pear, Plum, Mulberry and Cheery trees. Why not take a step outside, enjoy nature and embrace the balmy days. There are lots of urban green spaces nearby so why not seek out some nature and find your new favourite places. Start or end your wandering at Rainham Hall Community Garden.

Summer Wanders

Rainham Hall is perfect for a short burst of fresh air and a summer stroll right in the heart of Rainham Village. You can wander through the tiny woodland area in shady dappled light. The cafe is open for ice creams, cool drinks, sandwiches, and cakes.

The London Loop

Follow section 23 of the London Loop, which starts at Upminster Bridge Station, along the Ingrebourne River and down to Rainham Village. There are plenty of places to stop and enjoy the views on this 4-mile walk. You can take a rest stop at the Ingrebourne Valley Visitor Centre before continuing your journey.

The walk ends at Rainham Railway station close to Rainham Hall where you can enjoy the house and three acres of garden. If you're feeling energetic, the last section (24) of the London Loop starts at Rainham Railway Station and ends at Purfleet station, taking in marshland and other natural landscapes.

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Rainham Marshes

Rainham Hall is also relatively close to Rainham Marshes RSPB Nature Reserve. Rainham Marshes is a haven for all kinds of wildlife such as birds, water voles, dragonflies and more. Enjoy an adventure into nature, whether you explore this medieval landscape on foot or by bike. You could walk over from or to the reserve which would take about 40 minutes.

After exploring the hall and garden, you can then hop on the C2C train line from Rainham Station back into London or take a bus back up towards Upminster.

Visitors on a guided tour outside Rainham Hall, London

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