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Jean Lambert London's Green MEP

Jean welcomes the opening of Europe’s largest wetlands in London

23 October 2017

Last week, a new London nature reserve opened to the public. Walthamstow Wetlands is the largest urban wetlands in Europe, offering 30 miles of paths within more than 200 hectares of land, and is completely free to access. [1]

“I’m delighted that in my very own neighbourhood, the biggest urban wetlands in Europe – the Walthamstow Wetlands – has just opened and remarkably is free for all.

The wetlands are a prime wildlife-spotting site, particularly for swans, kestrels and geese stretching over a 211 hectare nature reserve.

Whether you enjoy a walk or cycle ride, birdwatching or simply appreciating the fresh air, the peace and quiet of Walthamstow Wetlands is a fantastic asset to London and all Londoners.”