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17 March 2014

Take a boat on Hollow Ponds

Found just east of Whipps Cross Road on the Leytonstone / Snaresbrook border, a short distance from Whipps Cross Hospital, the waters of Hollow Pond are situated within one of the southern outposts of Epping Forest. A small jetty offers rowing boats to hire, for around £12 an hour, seating up to five people.

A reasonable walk from Snaresbrook and Leytonstone tube stations on the Central Line, the Hollow Ponds were dug as a set of gravel pits, and a bathing pool was added as part of an unemployment project in the early years of the 20th century, fed by natural springs and eventually being developed into Whipps Cross Lido, which closed in 1982.

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