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Camley Street Natural Park

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.

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. Individuals are welcome to drop in during opening hours.

The reserve has a visitor centre and provides natural habitat for birds, butterflies, amphibians and a rich variety of plant life.

 

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Camley Street Natural Park will be closed on: 

25th June

9th July

6th August

 

Habitats you will see at Camley Street Natural Park

Pond, meadow and woodland. We also care for a section of the Regent's Canal and have installed several wildlife islands that provide habitat for the wildlife that uses the canal, including waterfowl, fish, airborne and aquatic insects and crustaceans such as shrimp.

 

Species you might spot at Camley Street Natural Park

Rare earthstar fungus; reed warbler, kingfisher, various geese, mallard, and reed bunting; various bats.

If you spot these or any other species, please submit your wildlife sightings to Greenspace Information for Greater London (GiGL) to help build a picture of London's nature!

 

School visits to Camley Street Natural Park

We have over 20 years’ experience teaching children outdoors, providing brilliant hands-on nature lessons in London directly linked with the National Curriculum. For more information on the sessions we provide at Camley Street Natural Park visit our outdoor education page.

 

Booking Camley Street Natural Park

Camley Street is a unique space in the central London where we run outdoor learning sessions all year round. using hands-on, curriculum-linked activities to ensure children receive an unique and memorable learning experience.

We are also available to hire for meetings and parties.

For more information on education sessions and site hire, please take a look at our bookings page

To see if there are any events coming up at this reserve, take a look at our event listings.

 

Get involved

There are several projects running from Camley Street Natural Park which you can get involved with - find out more on our volunteering page.

 

Site status

Site of Metropolitan Importance, Local Nature Reserve

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Image of kestrels by Philip Braude

Nearby nature reserves

Greville Place
3 miles - London Wildlife Trust
Woodberry Wetlands
3 miles - London Wildlife Trust
Old Ford Island
5 miles - London Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
12 Camley Street
London
Greater London
N1C 4PW
Map reference
TQ 299 834
Great for...
a family day out
Best time to visit
Apr - Aug
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Opening Times
Winter 10am-4pm, all week. Summer 10am-5pm, all week.
Facilities
Visitor centre
Picnic facilities
Toilets
Size
0.80 hectares
Access
Yes

Parking
No parking on site at any time.
Dogs
Guide dogs only
Grazing animals
No
Reserve manager
Joanne Mould
Tel: 020 7833 2311
jmould@wildlondon.org.uk

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