It is 11.6 miles (18.7 km) north north-east of Charing Cross and is the only area outside Greater London that is in a London postal district, Template:Postcode. The area consists of scattered development with large sections of open land. The King George V Reservoir forms the boundary with the London Borough of Enfield to the west and a section of woodland forms the boundary with the London Borough of Waltham Forest to the south.
The world HQ of the Scout movement, Gilwell Park, is at Sewardstone.
Route 505 runs between Chingford and Harlow via Waltham Abbey. To the south, 215 offers a frequent service from the Lee Valley Camp Site to Walthamstow during the summer. During the winter it only operates between Yardley Lane Estate and Walthamstow.
The nearest railway station is Chingford Station, with frequent trains to London Liverpool St. The nearest London Underground station is at Loughton, for frequent trains to London and Epping.
- Waltham Abbey