As the home to over 8 million people, London is perhaps not somewhere you would expect to find a great deal of natural attractions, so you may be surprised to find out that there are loads of them!
Camley Street Natural Park is run by the Wildlife Trusts and is a wide open space in North London. It was converted into a wildlife conservation area from a disused coal yard in 1984 and is now home to birds, bees, butterflies, frogs and an array of plantlife, as well as the odd bat.
Ten Acre Wood in West London near Northolt is popular with bird watchers who visit in the hope of spotting some of their favourite feathered friends. The woodland is rich in berry producing plants, meaning that birds can be found in their many hundreds, feasting on the berries produced in the wood, as well as butterflies, which you will be sure to see during your visit if it is in the summer months. Such a large amount of space left as woodland means that these creatures can live happily in Greater London, undisturbed by the busy city surrounding them.
Epping Forest is the largest open space in the capital, covering 6000 acres stretching from Chingford to Epping. Large areas are designated as Sites of Special Scientific Interest and Special Areas of Conversation and there are 4 visitor centres within the forest. It really is a wonderful location for a walk.
Follow the Map link below to see all wildlife and nature locations on an easy to use map of London. Do check their web site before you visit as you may find that they are having a special event or exhibition. You can find a link to their web site on our detailed information page.