Know before you go
When to visit
Opening timesOctober – 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 visitMarch 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.
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.
- Thames Water
- Berkeley Homes
- People’s Postcode Lottery
- City Bridge Trust
- Association for Industrial Archaeology
- Genesis Wellbeing Fund
- Manor House Development Trust/Big Lottery Fund
- Michael Marks Charitable Trust
- Esmee Fairbairn Foundation
- London Borough of Hackney
- Veolia Environmental Trust