London Wetland Centre
The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust
by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, the London Wetland Centre is one of the most
extensive havens for birds and wildlife in Europe. With wide-ranging lakes, ponds
and marshes that cover an area of 43 hectors it also has 3.4 kilometers of pathways.
Every year thousands of wild birds flock to the Wetland Centre and visitors can
watch them for the specially built hides around the reserve that can accommodate
wheelchairs as well or from CCVT links that can be viewed from the Visitor Centre.
can see many different birds including the very rear White-spotted Bluethroat
and Curlew, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, Knot and Whimbrel. There are regular
birds that visit including on one day 500 Swifts and about 14 Yellow Warblers
that were recorded. Five birds of prey species have been seen including some rear
sightings of an Osprey, other regulars include Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard
and Hobby. The London Wetland Center also has many other species that you can
enjoy including three species of bat Pipistrelle, Noctule and Daubenton's, marsh
frogs, foxes, butterflies, highland cattle, water voles and ducks.
Wetland Centre is open all year around and is worth a visit in both summer and
winter as the species that can be seen vary a great deal. Last admission is 4pm
in the winter and 5pm in the summer.
Concessions: Over 65 - £6.73
Nearest Tube: Hammersmith
This attraction is covered by the London