East London

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East London's key geographical features are the gravel ridges across the north of Redbridge and Havering; the river valleys of the Lea, Beam and Ingrebourne, running southwards into the Thames; and the Thames Estuary itself.

The gravel ridge across the north has a string of ancient parklands and the largest remaining ancient woodland in the area, Hainault Forest.

There are a few sites deep in the metropolis, the largest of which are Claybury Park in Redbridge and Wanstead Park at the southern end of Epping Forest. Otherwise most are in the Metropolitan Green Belt and in the Dagenham Corridor, a wedge of open land almost splitting the metropolis into two, with the Beam Valley at its southern end. Here you will find ancient woods and historic parks alongside new woodlands planted by the Woodland Trust and the Forestry Commission, most within the Thames Chase Community Forest.

In the south-east lie the Ingrebourne Marshes, holding much of London's remaining floodplain grassland and its largest continuous reedbed.

Beam Valley
   Beam Valley Country Park
   Dagenham Village Churchyard
   Eastbrookend CP
   The Chase
Beckton District Park
Bedfords Park
Bow Creek Ecology Park
Claybury Park
Cranham Brickfields
Cranham Marsh
Curtismill Green
East Ham
East India Dock Basin
Fairlop Waters
Folkes Lane Woodland
Hainault Forest
   Chigwell Row Wood
   Hainault Forest
   Hainault Forest Country Park
   Hainault Lodge
   Havering Park Farm
Havering Country Park
Ingrebourne Valley
   Berwick Glades
   Berwick Woods
   Bonnetts Wood
   Ingrebourne Hill
   Ingrebourne Marshes
Mayesbrook Park
Parsloes Park Squatts
Pot Kiln Wood
Rainham Marsh LNR
Roding Valley Park
Scrattons Farm Eco-park
Thames Chase Forest Centre
The Manor
The Ripple
Harold Court Woods
Pages Wood
Tylers Common
Tylers Wood
Wanstead Flats
Wanstead Park