Walthamstow Wetlands is a 211 hectare nature reserve in the heart of London's Lee Valley.

Keep an eye out on the news section to stay up to date with all the latest goings-on at Europe's largest urban wetland.

little bunting sighting

first sighting at Walthamstow Wetlands

A little bunting has been sighted at Walthamstow Wetlands over recent days. It is the first time the bird has been recorded at Europe's largest urban wetland nature reserve and it is the first time in five years that the bird has been sighted in London. Birders and visitors have been flocking from far and wide to catch a glimpse of this rare sight!

Image credit: Jamie Partridge

Wetlands Contemporary

New art programme launched

Walthamstow Wetlands, Europe’s largest urban wetland nature reserve has launched an exciting and innovative arts programme, Wetlands Contemporary, which will play an integral part in engaging audiences with nature and science. Wetlands Contemporary will include an artist in residency programme as well as a series of public art exhibitions to be hosted primarily in the Victorian, locally-listed Engine House and occasionally across the entire site itself. Working in dialogue with the natural environment, Wetlands Contemporary will serve people of all ages and interests, and encourage them to use the space for peaceful contemplation. 


Visitor engagement volunteering opportunity

Induction dates now available

We are looking for enthusiastic and welcoming Visitor Engagement Volunteers to support our team. Are you interested in telling our visitors about the  area's history, industrial and cultural heritage, and wildlife? We are running two visitor engagement inductions, please book via Eventbrite for your preferred date - no prior volunteering experience necessary to join.


Heritage Lottery Fund campaign to start

10% discount in shop for National Lottery players

Walthamstow Wetlands will be taking part in the Heritage Lottery Fund #thankstoyou Campaign between Monday 11th December and Friday 15th December. Thanks to the support of National Lottery players, the funding we received allowed us to regenerate the Engine House, Coppermill Tower and surrounding area and open Walthamstow Wetlands to the wider public for the very first time in 150 years. Offer now closed.