Woodberry Wetlands

Woodberry Wetlands is a haven for wildlife and people in Hackney: 11 hectares of reed-fringed ponds and dykes, free and accessible to everyone.


Woodberry Wetlands, Main Entrance via New River Path Lordship Road
N16 5HQ
A static map of Woodberry Wetlands

Know before you go


Access is level into the reserve, with no steep gradients on the main wheelchair-accessible path that leads from the main entrance to the Coal House, and then on to the New River Studio. Seating is provided at various points around the route. Disabled parking bays are available outside each entrance.


Assistance dogs only


Visitor centre
Picnic area
Accessible toilet
Baby changing facilities

When to visit

Opening times

October – March: 9:30am – 4pm
(last entry through the East gate at 3:30pm)

April – September: 9:30am – 5pm
(last entry through the East gate at 4:30pm)

Best time to visit

March to November

About the reserve

Woodberry Wetlands was opened by Sir David Attenborough in 2016, having previously been known as Stoke Newington East Reservoir. The wetlands are the result of a proposal by the Trust to enhance the reservoir for wildlife and open it publicly so people can access a high quality, natural space in a densely built-up environment. The site is owned by Thames Water and managed by London Wildlife Trust.

The nature reserve is managed by a volunteering team who help maintain reedbeds, grassland and hedgerows through regular conservation volunteering workdays. A programme of wildlife monitoring and surveys is also undertaken.

Contact us

Karolina Leszczynska-Gogol
Contact number: 07837 576755

Environmental designation

Site of Metropolitan Importance for Nature Conservation
Heritage Fund Logo 2021

National Lottery Heritage Fund

London Wildlife Trust could not open Woodberry Wetlands without the generous support of a wide range of trusts and foundations, lottery distributors, landfill funders and other grant-making bodies.

We are immensely grateful to our supporters (listed below), whether large or small, who help continue to make Woodberry Wetlands a reality.

Our supporters

  • Thames Water
  • Berkeley Homes
  • People’s Postcode Lottery
  • City Bridge Trust
  • Association for Industrial Archaeology
  • UPS
  • Genesis Wellbeing Fund
  • Manor House Development Trust/Big Lottery Fund
  • Michael Marks Charitable Trust
  • Esmee Fairbairn Foundation
  • London Borough of Hackney
  • Veolia Environmental Trust