Roding is a river in England
that rises near Dunmow, flows through Essex
and forms Barking Creek as it reaches the River Thames in London
.The river leaves Dunmow and passes through a group of villages in Essex known collectively as the Rodings, as they all end with the suffix 'Roding'. However, some are a mile or more from the river itself. After Chipping Ongar, the river flows under the M25 motorway by Passingford Bridge and Abridge.
The river then runs past Loughton and between Chigwell and Woodford Green where the Roding Valley Meadows make up the largest surviving area of traditionally managed river-valley habitat in Essex.Redbridge takes its name from a crossing of the river which then passes through Ilford
and Barking. The River Roding through Ilford project is a government backed scheme to improve amenities along this stretch of the river.