Discover Walthamstow Wetlands

28 June 2015

10:00 - 12:30

Tottenham Hale Station
Station Road
London
United Kingdom
N17 9RL

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RPS Member£0.00 
Non RPS Member£0.00 

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

Cancellation policy

Please inform The Society as early as possible if you have to cancel your attendance at the event, distinction advisory day or assessment, or workshop. Generally speaking, we do not give refunds for events costing £5.00 or less. For events costing more than that, we are unable to refund your payment or transfer you to another event less than fourteen days beforehand. However, if we can resell your ticket we will refund the cost in full. In the unlikely event of The Society having to cancel an event we will normally give you at least one week’s notice and your ticket cost will be refunded in full. The Society will not refund your travel or accommodation costs and you are advised to check your hotel and travel cancellation policy.

Hearing and access requirements

This walk will be largely on un-made roads or grass, and may not be suitable for those with mobility difficulties. Paths around the reservoirs are generally level although unsurfaced; some sections may not be accessible to wheelchair or mobility scooter users.

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