Community Culture and Wellbeing Team hosted a walk through the Lee Valley for Photography enthusiasts to photograph local wildlife.
Photography enthusiasts from across the district enjoyed a walk with Epping Forest District Council’s Lifewalks and Community Culture and Wellbeing Team through the Lee Valley, to photograph local wildlife.
The walk on 8 June was inspired by the current Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at Epping Forest District Museum.
Photographers of all levels of experience and with equipment ranging from high end cameras to mobile phones took part.
It began at Epping Forest District Museum in Waltham Abbey with an introduction to a few of the photographic techniques used by professionals.
Lee Valley walk
The group then set out across the Lee Valley along the three-mile circular walk through the Waltham Abbey Gardens, and Lee Valley Dragonfly Sanctuary and Cornmill Meadows stopping to photograph local wildlife along the way.
On returning to the museum the group enjoyed tea and cake in the Community Café and shared their photos on the big screen in “The Space”.
You can visit the Community Café every Wednesday in Waltham Abbey to enjoy some light refreshments, have an opportunity to chat, meet new friends in a relaxed, warm and welcoming environment. The café is dementia friendly.
Lifewalks is a walking for health scheme organized by Epping Forest District Council Community and Partnerships. Every week Lifewalks offers a choice of group led walks. There are walks across the whole of the Epping Forest District so your sure to find one near you.
Or contact our Community Engagement Officer for further information
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