Woodberry Wetlands (Stoke Newington Reservoirs) walk

Finsbury and Clissold Parks, Woodberry Wetlands (two reservoirs), The New River (a canal supplying water to London) and Abney Park (a Magnificent 7 Cemetery)

Reed Beds and New Builds, Woodberry Wetlands SWC Short Walk 26 - Woodberry Wetlands (Stoke Newington Reservoirs)

Reed Beds and New Builds, Woodberry Wetlands

SWC Short Walk 26 - Woodberry Wetlands (Stoke Newington Reservoirs)

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West Reservoir Centre, Stoke Newington SWC Short Walk 26 - Woodberry Wetlands (Stoke Newington Reservoirs)

West Reservoir Centre, Stoke Newington

SWC Short Walk 26 - Woodberry Wetlands (Stoke Newington Reservoirs)

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The Castle Climbing Centre, Green Lanes SWC Short Walk 26 - Woodberry Wetlands (Stoke Newington Reservoirs)

The Castle Climbing Centre, Green Lanes

SWC Short Walk 26 - Woodberry Wetlands (Stoke Newington Reservoirs)

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Abney Park Cemetery (III) SWC Short Walk 26 - Woodberry Wetlands (Stoke Newington Reservoirs)

Abney Park Cemetery (III)

SWC Short Walk 26 - Woodberry Wetlands (Stoke Newington Reservoirs)

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Abney Park Cemetery Funerary Chapel SWC Short Walk 26 - Woodberry Wetlands (Stoke Newington Reservoirs)

Abney Park Cemetery Funerary Chapel

SWC Short Walk 26 - Woodberry Wetlands (Stoke Newington Reservoirs)

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Italian Hybrid Black Poplar in Abney Park Cemetery SWC Short Walk 26 - Woodberry Wetlands (Stoke Newington Reservoirs)

Italian Hybrid Black Poplar in Abney Park Cemetery

SWC Short Walk 26 - Woodberry Wetlands (Stoke Newington Reservoirs)

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McKenzie Flower Garden, Finsbury Park SWC Short Walk 26 - Woodberry Wetlands (Stoke Newington Reservoirs)

McKenzie Flower Garden, Finsbury Park

SWC Short Walk 26 - Woodberry Wetlands (Stoke Newington Reservoirs)

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Start Finsbury Park Station
Finish Stoke Newington Overground or Manor House Underground
Length 6.9 km/4.3 mi (Stoke Newington Ending) or 5.0 km/3.1 mi (Manor House Ending) Time: 1 hour 45 mins for the Stoke Newington Ending, 1 hour 15 mins for the Manor House Ending.
Travel Finsbury Park Station is served by Main Line Services from Kings Cross or St. Pancras International, and by the Victoria and Piccadilly Lines. Stoke Newington is served by Overground services from Liverpool Street to Enfield Town or Cheshunt. Manor House is served by the Piccadilly Line.
Walk Notes

Woodberry Wetlands is a Thames Water-owned and London Wildlife Trust-run urban nature reserve on East Reservoir, one of the two Stoke Newington reservoirs on the New River (which – famously – is “neither new nor a river”). The reservoirs were built in 1833 to hold water from the New River, a man-made canal supplying drinking water to London from springs near Ware in Hertfordshire. The reservoir had been off-limits to the public for more than 180 years until 2016, when Woodberry Wetlands and its fantastic café in the former coal house opened.

The route starts with a meander through Finsbury Park before entering the Wetlands and then continues along the New River past the West Reservoir to Green Lanes, to then lead south, then east through Clissold Park (and its café in Clissold House) and along the very charming Stoke Newington Church Street to Abney Park cemetery (one of the most splendid and enlightened of the ‘Magnificent Seven’ London garden cemeteries) and from there to Stoke Newington Overground.
An Alternative Finish goes north from the West Reservoir along Green Lanes back to Manor House Underground (or even back to Finsbury Park Station, this adds 1.4 km).
A start from Manor House cuts 1.4 km.

Please note:
Woodberry Wetlands Nature Reserve is only open during the day (09.00-16.00), as are Clissold Park and Abney Park, so only a reduced version of the main walk is possible in the evenings.
Dogs are not allowed in the Nature Reserve.

Eat/Drink

One Pub and Nine Cafés/Restaurants before getting to Stoke Newington Church Street;
plus Three Pubs and Fourteen Cafés/Restaurants on Stoke Newington Church Street (see text for details).

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May-22 Thomas G

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