Two unique acres of wild green space right in the heart of London, this innovative and internationally acclaimed reserve on the banks of the Regent's Canal is a place for both people and wildlife. The reserve Camley Street Natural Park was created from an old coal yard back in 1984. It sits in the middle of King’s Cross, alongside the sparkling new Eurostar station at St Pancras.
It is popular with all kinds of people seeking respite from the buzz of the city around them, as well as being a hub for London Wildlife Trust volunteers. Camley Street has a full time education programme for Camden schools, but these and other groups must book (Camden schools have priority over booking).
Individuals are welcome to drop in during opening hours or call for details of holiday play activities. The reserve has a visitor centre and provides natural habitat for birds, butterflies, amphibians and a rich variety of plant life. The Camley Street Natural Park team are the Capital Growth Local Lead for Camden and we are encouraging any new food growing spaces in Camden to sign up as members of Capital Growth.Film
Co-produced by Environment Films Habitats you'll seePond, meadow and woodland. We also have adopted a section of the Regents canal through the Wildlife on you Waterways project, where you will find a mix or natural and urban habitats, and created a Floating Forest Garden displaying wildlife friendly food growing techniques.Species you might spot Rare earthstar fungi; reed warblers, kingfishers, geese, mallards, and reed buntings; bats. What’s in my backyard? Find out what species have been spotted on this reserve with the fantastic WIMBY tool, run by GiGL – Greenspace Information for Greater London. Submit your wildlife sightings to GiGL to help build a picture of London's nature. Visit us 12 Camley Street, London, N1C 4PW 020 7833 2311 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Please note: Camley Street is closed to the public on the following days17th May AM (open at 2pm)27th May12th JulyWinter Opening HoursOctober to March:Monday to Friday: 10.00 am to 4.30 pm Saturdays: Site closed to the public available for private hireSundays: 10.00 am to 4.30 pmSummer Opening HoursApril to September:Monday to Friday: 10.00 am to 5.30 pm Saturdays: Site closed to the public available for private hireSundays: 10.00 am to 5.30 pmAccess map and further information. For private hire please email Helen Burton or call on 020 7833 2311Get involved There are several projects running from Camley Street Natural Park which you can get involved with. Search for current volunteering opportunities at this siteSchool visits Fancy arranging a school trip to this site? The Do You Dig It? team run school education sessions at Camley Street Natural Park.
Our sessions are run by trained staff and volunteers all year round, using hands-on, curriculum linked activities to ensure children receive an unique and memorable learning experience. Have a look at our school visit pages for more information. Site status Site of Metropolitan Importance, Local Nature Reserve
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