Walthamstow Wetlands is the capital’s largest urban wetland nature reserve, providing a special home to many important wildlife species. The nature reserve encompasses 10 large reservoirs, which deliver water to 3.5 million Thames Water customers.
Just 15 minutes from central London, Walthamstow Wetlands is free to visit and easy to get to via from Blackhorse Road station on the London Overground or Underground (Victoria Line).
You’ll see plenty of geese here, mostly Canada and Greylag, although I’ve spotted the odd Egyptian geese here (always in pairs) as well as families of beautiful swans.
Alongside the many variety of water birds there is a woodland trail that attracts robins, dunnocks, chaffinches, tits and many more.
There’s always a list of recent sightings chalked up on the board at the reserve entrance, I’m still yet to see the elusive kingfishers that nest in the reeds though..
It’s a great day out, and the Engine House cafe serves great food and drinks (including a selection of dairy free and gluten free cakes).
For more information visit their website here.
Here’s a gallery containing some of the latest photographs I’ve taken at Walthamstow Wetlands