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Wandle Valley Wetland
 
LNR Type: Urban
County: Greater London
Natural England
Regional Team:
East of England
Year of Declaration: 2004
Declaring Authority: Borough of Sutton
Area (Ha): Click here to open the site map (new window). Once displayed, click on the site to see area and other details.
Grid Reference: TQ 278 666
Location: Budge Lane, Sutton, Carshalton. CR4 4HW
Owned by: London Borough of Sutton
Managed by: London Borough of Sutton
Link to site map: Click here to open the site map from the MAGIC web site.
How to get there: Car- Budge Lane off Middleton/Goat Road off the main A237 London Road.
Train: Mitcham Junction,
Visitor facilities: Restricted public access.
Wandle Valley Wetland is usually closed to members of the public. However, local community groups use the area for pond dipping and mini-beast hunting, as well as taking healthy walks.
What to see: Habitats: Wetland and wet woodland.
Although home to many familiar wetland creatures like frogs, toads and newts, the Wetlands are also home to several bird species, including the blackcap with its beautiful song and the tiny wren with its loud and long trilling song.
At the height of summer, male brown hawker dragonflies 5 inches across patrol the pond, their amber wings shimmering in the sunlight.
Volunteer and 'Friends of' groups: Sutton Nature Conservation Volunteers
To find out more about volunteering or work experience with the SNCV,
Tel 020 8770 5821
Email sncv@sutton.gov.uk
Contacts for further information and how to get involved: London Borough of Sutton
Tel 020 8770 5000
Email complete the online enquiry form.
Website address and other links: www.sutton.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=1830
alternatively try
www.sutton.gov.uk and search for Wandle valley Wetland Local Nature Reserve




Last updated 08/03/13
 
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