THIS EVENT IS FREE, BUT SPACE IS STRICTLY LIMITED, SO PLEASE BOOK YOUR PLACE ON LINE BY USING THE BLUE BUTTON ABOVE. THANK YOU.
The Walthamstow Wetlands project will see the transformation of Walthamstow Reservoirs into London’s largest urban wetland nature reserve. The site will not be fully open until 2016 but it’s possible to visit now to get a taste of the delights to come.
We will take a leisurely walk along paths between three of the reservoirs, stopping at various points. Birds we are likely to see include grey herons, geese (and goslings), grebes, many species of duck and smaller birds such as dunnock, tits and chaffinches. Kestrels, reed warblers and kingfishers have also been sighted. In addition to the birds, the site is home to invertebrates such as damselflies and dragonflies, as well as amphibians and plant life
We will meet at Tottenham Hale Station at 10:00am. (Victoria Line, National Rail and many buses!) From there it’s a short (5 minute) walk along Ferry Lane to the entrance to the reservoirs (opposite the Ferry Boat Inn). We will aim to complete the walk about 12:30 followed by optional lunch (at your own cost) at the Ferry Boat Inn.
Facilities on site are limited at the moment. There are toilets near to the entrance but limited cover from the elements. Please dress appropriately with sturdy footwear and a drink to keep you hydrated.
Please note that children under 8 and dogs are not allowed on site.
By signing up for this meet-up, you agree that you’ve read the risk assessment prepared by RPS London, downloadable from here.
Image © Walthamstow Reservoirs Collage by Jen Pedler