Woodberry Wetlands is a haven for wildlife and people in Hackney: reed-fringed ponds and dykes with a heritage café, free and accessible to everyone.
ArchitectAllen Scott Associates and Kaner Ollette
West & Coal House entrance: New River Path via Lordship Road N16 5HQ
253, 254, 29, 141, 341
- Partial disabled
- Regularly open to the public at no charge
- Toilets available
Woodberry Wetlands – Hidden Nature Reserve in Stoke Newington Woodberry Wetlands is a ground-breaking new scheme to enhance and open up Stoke Newington Reservoirs (the East and West Reservoirs) to local people as part of the Woodberry Down regeneration scheme in Manor House. The Heritage Lottery Fund is now a key funder along with the landowners Thames Water and London Borough of Hackney, as well as housing developers Berkeley Homes who have been working closely with London Wildlife Trust in developing the proposals.ÿThese Victorian reservoirs have been largely inaccessible since they were created. London Wildlife Trust is now seeking out the views of local people on how Woodberry Wetlands should be opened up to the public, and become a treasured ecological asset of the neighbourhood.ÿThe MasterplanThis masterplan has designs in place to achieve the following objectives: 1. Increase public awareness of the reservoirs and the New River as well as improving access to them with: A new bridge over the New River and floating boardwalk into East ReservoirA fully refurbished Grade II listed Gas House for use as a visitor and volunteer centreAn accessible path around East Reservoir to enhance the visitor experience 2. Improve the habitats for wildlife through the creation of: Floating nesting and roosting islandsWildflower meadowsAdditional bird and bat habitats 3. Make the new Woodberry Wetlands the heart of the community, through: Education and trainingVolunteeringHigh quality interpretation with information boards and signagesee www.wildlondon.org.uk