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Walthamstow Wetlands, London

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Walthamstow Wetlands is a 211 ha (520 acres; 2.11 km2) nature reserve in Walthamstow, east London. It is focussed on the Walthamstow Reservoirs, built by the East London Waterworks Company between 1853 and 1904 as part of the Lee Valley Reservoir Chain. The site is one of the largest urban wetland nature reserves in Europe, and is particularly important for wildlife due to its position within the Lee Valley; a byway for migrating, wintering and breeding birds. Visitors can freely access the site's natural, industrial and social heritage in one of the capital's most densely populated urban areas.
The reservoirs, under the ownership of Thames Water, also form part of a larger Site of Metropolitan Importance for Nature Conservation, noted for the mixture of aquatic and terrestrial habitats on site, and for their London-wide importance (especially for birds).
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  • The best part of East area is absolutely Wetlands area. Full of green area, the nature shows its greens everywhere, from fields to lakes. Certainly the best area to switch off from the polluted and...  more »
  • Great place to see wild life and there is a cafe if you get hungry or want a drink. You will also find people fishing there as well.  more »
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  • A lovely place to visit. It is free to get in, and it is such a beautiful and relaxing place to be as you are so close to nature. I recommend this wetlands to anyone especially if you want to get away from the stress of everyday life.
  • A serene and relaxing environment amongst the craziness of London. The walking trails are well thought out between the lakes and water ways. The natural wildlife has been allowed to flourish. A perfect place for a picnic.... Remember to take your rubbish away with you!!!

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