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Walthamstow Wetlands

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Open Now: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Lovely walk but beware of the cyclists!

This is a lovely facility for a walk along the River Lea, several breeds of fish, peregrine falcons... read more

Reviewed August 25, 2019
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Beautiful hidden gem

Lovely place to walk in north London, loads of wildlife to see Nice pub over the road as well... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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2 Forest Road, London N17 9NH, England
+44 20 8496 2115
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place to walk in north London, loads of wildlife to see Nice pub over the road as well which does a good roast

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank faye1984x
Reviewed August 30, 2019

The Walthamstow wetlands is the biggest of its kind in Europe. I only live down the road in Tottenham and didn't really know what it was - when I visited it, I texted my sister who lives in Strasbourg and she knew all about it!...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank annieka56
Reviewed August 25, 2019 via mobile

This is a lovely facility for a walk along the River Lea, several breeds of fish, peregrine falcons and squirrels are the common spots but there’s a lot more, as well as the chance to blatantly nose at the narrow boats and others populating the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank DavidVictor01
Reviewed August 25, 2019

The wetlands is well worth a visit. The walk along the River Lea with all the canal boats is amazing Great days exploring wildlife

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank ThesuperMiss
Reviewed August 20, 2019

My daughter had her wedding here and it was just wonderful. Surrounded by greenery, the sound of birds and all that steel and bricks. It's so attractive. Lots of space and privacy. The pump house was closed to the public from 4 and so we...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Margot D
Reviewed August 6, 2019 via mobile

The wetlands is well worth a visit. The volunteers are knowledgeable and helpful. It’s great to find out about the diverse variety of urban wildlife. The wetlands also runs a good variety of courses. So far I’ve attended wildlife drawing, photography and poetry and I...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Evon W
Reviewed July 13, 2019

`We ordered a pot of tea at 16:10 and was told they close the cafe 10 minutes to 5. Our tea wasn`t served for a long time. when I went in to remind them I realized that they have completely forgotten it. There were couple...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Reviewed May 13, 2019

I along with my family had a lovely morning strolling around what can only be described as a city oasis. We had an informative talk, then finished off the visit with a lovely breakfast at the cafe. I would recommend a visit.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank howacst
Reviewed May 6, 2019 via mobile

I loved my walk here along the River Lea with all the canal boats. This unique initiative by the local council to restore the bird life and wetlands to the resivors is refreshing and sensitive. I loved the permaculture and plantings - and the restoration...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank JaneCallaghan
Reviewed April 13, 2019

The cafe in the wetlands area was very disappointing, and a complete let down. Not only was it extremely over priced, but the food was disgusting and not fit for consumption. The menu was very limited, the long wait between ordering food and being served...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Response from ShaunH290 |
According to the website, no - quote: No dogs allowed Even the best behaved dogs can frighten the wildlife The site is, above everything else, a valuable nature reserve, with a wonderful range of wildlife that can easily be... More
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