Walthamstow Marsh Nature Reserve, Coppermill Fields and Leyton Marsh are all part of this Green Flag award-winning site in the Lea Bridge area. The reserve is one of the few remaining pieces of London’s once widespread river valley grasslands, and a space to treasure for many reasons!
There are plenty of paths to choose from when you explore by bike or on foot. You’re likely to see buzzards soaring above and peregrine falcons, whilst at ground level two of Britain’s rarest plants – creeping marshwort and brookweed - thrive here. And after almost half a century’s absence, Hop Sedge has returned to the marsh – so come and celebrate nature’s comeback at Walthamstow Marshes!
Are you interested in finding out more about how the marshes are managed and how you could get involved? Come along to our site management workshops at the WaterWorks Centre. Find out more
Click here to download a pdf of our Self Guided Trail - Summer Birds.
Click here to download a pdf of our Self Guided Trail - Butterflies and Dragonflies
National Grid are digging some boreholes on the Marsh as part of a London wide project to house electricity cables in deep underground tunnels.
For information about reinstatement works at Leyton Marsh click here
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