by Natalie Vincent Tue 10 October 2017, 5:42 pm
A new nature reserve in Walthamstow will open on 20 October.
Funded by £10.6 million in donations by Waltham Forest Council, Thames Water and the Heritage Lottery Fund, the redevelopement of the 211-ha site was created from the existing Walthamstow Reservoirs, which supplies 1.5 million people with their water supply.
This is the first time the urban wildlife site will be open to the public in 150 years, offering activities such as cycling, angling, volunteering and birdwatching, with new facilities including the renovated Marine Engine House, which houses a visitors' centre and cafe.
Please visit the Walthamstow Wetlands website for more details.
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