operational updates

operational updates

Walthamstow Wetlands is a Thames Water operational site which serves 3.5 million people with drinking water. To ensure clean and safe drinking water, there will be times when maintenance works will need to be carried out onsite. To keep visitors safe, these works will occasionally affect the access to Walthamstow Wetlands and the various activities allowed onsite and there will be occasions when areas of the site will need to be closed. Whilst operational work is taking place onsite, we kindly ask visitors to take care and avoid entering the affected area.

Below you will find details on upcoming operational works that will be taking place at Walthamstow Wetlands. Please note, these dates are subject to change and we would ask all visitors to check back to this page for the most up to date information.



As a nature reserve, we have to occasionally limit access to certain areas to protect nesting birds or special wildlife habitats. Please stay on the marked paths and trails and look out for signs - they are there to protect both you and the wildlife.

Currently the path running along Reservoir 4 & 5 is closed. The Tufted Ducks are using these reservoirs to moult their flight feathers, an important process for migratory wildfowl. This is one of the reasons why we have closed the path so that disturbance to these birds is kept to a minimum as they are unable to fly away whilst moulting their feathers. 

As the breeding and nesting season has drawn to a close and chicks have fledged, the path running along Reservoir 1 has now re-opened to the public.



The Café will be closed on Tuesday 19th June  between 11.30am – 2pm for a private event. It will however be open before and after this time. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your patience.