ITA Finalists 2019: Walthamstow Wetlands

Where: Tottenham, London 

walthamstowwetlands.com 

Twitter: @E17Wetlands @WeLoveE17Marsh 

Instagram: @walthamstowwetlands 

Facebook: @walthamstowWetlands 

#WalthamstowWetlands 

Nominated by: Liz Gill 

What makes it great: The extraordinary appeal of Walthamstow Wetlands is not just what it is, a 211-hectare nature reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest, but where it is, just 15 minutes from the centre of London and alongside some of its most deprived areas. Until this £10.5m project opened in October 2017 its ten reservoirs and surroundings were open only to licensed anglers and ornithologists. Today it is open to all at no cost. There have been half a million visitors so far and 11,000 schoolchildren taking part in its educational programmes with 120 volunteers helping out with everything from guided tours to conservation, from running the gift shop to assisting in workshops. One more amazing aspect is that the Wetlands still provides drinking water for a third of the capital, as it has done for 150 years. 

See more of the noteworthy and exciting ITA Finalists 2019!



Latest news

The Guild meets at least once a month and regularly hosts networking events, charity fundraisers, panel discussions and workshops. Here’s what we’ve been up to lately.

British Guild of Travel Writers Limited is a private company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales. Company number: 9553655
Registered office: c/- Larking Gowen, 1 Clayton Business Park, Great Blakeham, Ipswich UK 1PL 0NL
© 2019 British Guild of Travel Writers
Cookie policy | Terms and privacy policy |