Enjoy a winter walk around Rainham Hall Community Garden
- 27 November 2023
Throughout the year a walk around Rainham Hall Community Garden offers different sights and sounds. During winter and early spring, the winding woodland offers short wanders through the trees. The orchard and market garden are quiet this season. Why not take a step outside, enjoy nature and embrace the cold crisp air. 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.
Rainham Hall is perfect for a short winter walk right in the heart of Rainham Village. You can wander through the tiny woodland area breathing in crisp air and kicking up the leaves. The cafe is open for hot drinks, sandwiches, soup 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.
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.
Discover plenty to see and do at Rainham Hall including 300-year-old interiors, changing exhibitions with historical interpretation and a community garden full of seasonal interest. This Christmas come along to see the Hall decorated inside in Victorian style with red and gold touches and lots of beautiful shimmering candlelight.
Piece together the history of Rainham Hall. From a shipping merchant to a Vogue photographer, discover some of the people who lived, worked and played here over nearly 400 years.
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