(DUPLICATE ONLY) Queer Hike: Lee Valley Park & Waltham Abbey Village


10:30am SUNDAY the 15th of OCTOBER

Members join for FREE! (Contact us to be added)

Lee Valley Park stretches across 1000 acres and is a hot spot for wildlife spotting. We will take a wander down canal paths wondering what life would be like to live in a canal boat, and then through a mosaic of wetlands and meadows

The cute village of Waltham Abbey is home to one of England’s oldest churches where you can see ancient pirates graves and the resting place of a the famous King Harold who died in 1066 when he was shot in the eye by an arrow in the Battle of Hastings


  • Lee Valley Country Park Canal & Wetlands
  • Walking along the Greenwich Meridian Line through Cornhill Meadows
  • Waltham Abbey church & gardens
  • Pirate graves & King Harold’s resting place
  • Olympic White Water Rafting Centre
  • A drink at the giant rafting Brew Pub

Who is this event for?

On our mission to diversify the outdoors, we are creating a welcoming space for all self-identifying lesbians, bisexuals, non-binary femme, and women-loving-women. This is inclusive of trans women, queer women of colour and queer older women

Meeting point:

Meeting in the morning on the corner outside of Cheshunt station. Trains run direct from London Liverpool Street (20-40m) Purchasing an open return is suggested.
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IMPORTANT: You are able to use your contactless card or Oyster to exit at Cheshunt. Please aim to arrive on time as we cannot keep the group waiting and we do not share our live location or route maps. There are no shops at the start of the hike. If you are not shown on the attendees list you will not be permitted to join the hike.

If coming by car there is paid parking

The Hike

  • Distance: 12km
  • Route: Loop
  • Difficulty: Easy

I am nervous to join alone

Most of the events are attended by solo Adventuresses, and they usually confess to being nervous to join us for the first time, so you already have something in common! We make great efforts to get everybody involved and talking so nobody will feel left out


Non-Members: £15pp

Members: FREE! (Contact us to book with membership)

Guided hike from Qualified Hiking Guide & Outdoor First Aider
Weird and wonderful facts
Opportunity to meet other like-minded Queer Adventuresses
Photos for your socials

Train Ticket
Food & Drink

What should I bring?

  • Warm and waterproof layers if poor weather is forecast
  • Hiking leggings or trousers (Avoid jeans or any absorbent material)
  • Hiking boots (One section will be walking through a potentially muddy farmers field)
  • Lunch & Snacks
  • Something to sit on for when we stop (The ground will be wet)
  • Spending money for pub stop
  • At least 1 litre of water
  • A bag for your rubbish
  • Umbrella
  • Pack cover or dry bag liners
  • Basic First Aid items

Who is my guide?

Your guide will be Kate Capelli, Founder of Adventuress in the Wild and Qualified Hiking Guide and Outdoor First Aider. Kate believes that nobody should ever feel left behind. She loves a good chat, and a good pint!

Is this hike challenging?

This hike is graded as ‘Easy’ We will walk on both paved and unpaved terrain on relatively flat ground.

How long will the hike take?

It is group dependent. But expect this event to take approx 4-5 hours including breaks.


It is advised to bring a packed lunch.

Will we hike if it’s raining?
Yes! Bring your waterproofs

Can I bring guests?
They will also need to onto the event as there are a limited number of spaces available.