Great days out on your doorstep
Our nature reserves, wetlands, and reservoirs offer refuge to all kinds of wildlife. They’re the perfect place to take a deep breath of fresh air and get lost in nature.
At some locations, there’s also the chance to try your hand at sailing, paddle boarding, angling and windsurfing.
Many of our sites offer rich heritage and a chance to make a difference, get involved with volunteering activities or join as a member.
See, hear and feel the wonders of the natural world at our wildlife havens. From mini-beasts to the UK’s biggest bat, from circling buzzards to a chorus of reed warblers – time spent in nature can give us all a new lease of life.
Discover Kempton Nature Reserve
Find your wild and unwind at this 50-acre wetland oasis, a slice of paradise not far from the city.
Visit Beckton Nature Reserve
Small but beautifully formed Beckton is bustling with wildlife, smiles guaranteed with every visit.
Try more at Farmoor Reservoir
Billed as a dream destination for anglers and sailors, it’s a mecca for migrating birds, too.
Visit one of our wetlands and you’ll wander into a whole new world of wild – each an oasis of nature, intertwined with the history and development of London’s water supply.
Discover Woodberry Wetlands
A natural gem, nestling in Hackney. Who says you can’t lose yourself in nature in London?
Pitch up at some of the UK’s favourite fishing spots, all year-round. Fish from bank or boat and try your hand at landing a world-class whopper.
Discover Farmoor Fishery
Tastier trout and 40-pound pike await your fishing skills at Farmoor. Visit for the day or sign up for the season.
This isn’t any old history. We’re talking mind-blowing Victorian marvels, awe-inspiring engines and 400-year-old aqueducts. So, dust off your time machine and get hands on with the heritage that makes us who we are today.
Where can I go?
You can find amazing nature reserves, reservoirs and heritage sites managed by us and our partners all across our region.