Bird watching permits

Bird watching permits

Birdwatching is not permitted onsite until further notice including for those with annual birdwatching permits 

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Please keep checking back for information about applications for 2021, birdwatching permits, or see our FAQs

 

Walthamstow Wetlands is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a Ramsar wetland designated site of international importance. The ten reservoirs offer a haven for overwintering wildfowl and are regionally important for breeding birds.

bird permits at walthamstow wetlands

Due to the unpreceded interest in visiting the reserve out of normal visitor centre hours (10:30am - 4/5pm) we have taken the decision to cap the amount of birdwatching permits issued annually to protect the sensitive nature of the site. 

bird permits at walthamstow wetlands

For non-current permit holders:

Please check back for updates about 2021 birdwatching permit applications. 

bird permits at walthamstow wetlands

For current permit holders:

Please check back for updates about 2021 birdwatching permit applications. 

bird permits at walthamstow wetlands

This permit entitles the holder to access the Walthamstow Wetlands ONLY.  For any enquires please check our FAQs first. If your question is not listed there, please contact: wawbirdpermits@gmail.com