Photographer's Note

Captured this scene on a guided walk, to and around The Olympic Park site.This area is a learning place for school children to learn about the canals and surrounding areas which are and have been regenerated.

An outdoor classroom
400 miles long:
The waterways of London form a 400 mile
network of potential! They are a fantastic
outdoor classroom, waiting to be explored.
Studies in geography, ecology, history and
citizenship are fitting here, with boundless
inspiration for art, literacy and the creative

Explore your local waterways; The River
Lea and Lee Navigation, in the area of the
new Lea River Park, stretching down the
River Lea from Stratford to the Thames.
Although our waterways are a superb
learning resource, some do need a
helping hand to reach their potential.
Thames21 is a registered charity working
with over 8000 volunteers each year to
improve the waterways, clean up grot
spots and improve wildlife habitats.
Thames21 organise community events
and activities to bring people to the
waterways for leisure and recreation, and
deliver educational projects for school and
colleges. See for
more information.

Thames21 are working on the Lea River
Park project, a new 2 mile long park
extending along the River Lea from
Stratford south to the Thames. This park
is being developed by London Thames
Gateway Corporation and the Lee Valley
Regional Park Authority. It is a
superb green space for the area, linking
to the Olympic Park and increasing
access to the waterways for all. There are
lots of opportunities for the community
to be involved. Visit the website for more details
about the project

Photo Information
  • Copyright: Iain Richardson (RhodieIke) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 835 W: 1 N: 2666] (11744)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2012-04-01
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/13.0, 1/125 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2012-04-04 1:01
Viewed: 1861
Points: 32
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