Open 9.30am to 4pm from 1 October until 1 April

Open 9.30am to 5pm from April to end of September 

Walthamstow Wetlands opened to the public in October 2017. This 211-hectare site, run by Thames Water, is the largest urban wetland reserve in Europe.  It’s home to a variety of birdlife, including rare wildfowl, peregrine falcons, and several species of bats and amphibians.

There a visitor centre and café inside the Victorian Engine House. 

2 Forest Road, Walthamstow, London, N17 9NH.

Find out more:

Walthamstow Wetlands Nature Reserve | London Wildlife Trust (

Fishing at Walthamstow Wetlands

Walthamstow Wetlands offers anglers a variety of fly fishing and course fishing reservoirs.

All anglers fishing at Walthamstow reservoirs require a valid Environment Agency rod licence. All coarse anglers must carry a landing net and an unhooking mat. 

Find out how to get a rod licence from Post Offices or the Environment Agency Website.

More information on Angling at Walthamstow Wetlands | London Wildlife Trust