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Walthamsow Reservoirs

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LovelyOnyx wrote a review Jun 2015
London, United Kingdom140 contributions45 helpful votes
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The Walthamstow Reservois are located half way between Tottenham Hale (Victoria line and National Rail) and Blackhorse road Tube station (Victoria Line and Overground). The entrance is located opposite The Ferry Boat Inn pub. At the entrance you will see the ranger's office on the right, to enter you must pay a permit ... it is £1/per day for birdwatching more if you want to go fishing. To get the permit just take the 2nd door, fill in your details and in the enveloppe provided put a pound coin and then pop it into the letter box located just on the outside of the office. Then you can explore around the differrent reservoirs. So just follow the main path by the Marine engine House. Please note that NO map is provided so you will need to do your own exploring... twice the fun! Summer is the quiet season, but you can still see a few birds. It is not really advertised as an attraction as the reservoirs belongs to Thames water so it is really quiet!! But as long as you have a permit that's fine ... even so that no one checked it, but you never know. On one of the reservoir, you have a hide as well to observe the wildlife. Nene geese, swans, heron, ducks, wildfowl, .... You will also see the old Copper Mill as a bonus! There is plan that the council will develop the reservoirs and officially open them to the public. In the meantime, public can still visit it for birdwatching but it is not marketed. Toilet facilities: Yes inside the Marine Engine House Wheelchair accessible: in theory yes, but it is not paves, just a dirt track, so I guess it will be difficult to navigate around. There are 7 reservoirs which you can see. The birds will change according to the season. For exemple Frebruary will be good to see Heron nesting. November to see some migrating birds. For fishing/angling Please contact Thames Water for special permit, only some of the reservoirs are open for fishing.
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Date of experience: June 2015
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