In March 2020 I visited the Walthamstow Wetlands, London, England before the Coronavirus lockdown and in September 2020 I returned for another visit. It is one of the largest urban nature reserves in Europe. It has a lot of water and birds. Open up a web browser and lookup ‘Walthamstow Wetlands’ to get more details.
My visit was to get views from the Wetlands, such as the Spurs Stadium and the changing landscape, with all the new buildings which can be seen in the distance.
I captured the above images of the sunrise over the Wetlands in July 2020.
The sunrise across the water with its changing colours is the best way to start the view of the Wetlands. What follows is some of the birds. All of the birds cannot be seen because they are in areas which are only accessible via a permit.
When the Wetlands first opened in 2017 I cycled through the whole place without taking much notice. This visit was a time to take my camera and capture images at a much slower pace by walking around the Wetlands on several visits this year. It is a place to relax and do some fishing (with a permit), walking and cycling. I think it is open all seasons. I do not really know.
Whilst walking around the Wetlands I noticed the Spurs Stadium in Tottenham, London. This stadium can seat 56,000 people and was opened in March 2019. As you all know in March 2020 all gatherings of people had stopped. The images capture the Spurs Stadium in March 2020 and September 2020. The government announced in September 2020 that football stadiums can have teams playing each other but they cannot have spectators due to a rise in infections across the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland).
From the Wetlands you can also see new buildings being built in Blackhorse Road, Walthamstow and Tottenham Hale, Tottenham.
The final images are of the Wetlands. It has some historical structures that are related to the delivery of water to London from the nineteen century onwards. It starts with a modern day structure for delivering water (a big pipe), the nineteen century buildings and the water/reservoir.
The Wetlands is a nice place to take pictures. There is so much to be seen.
There is much more to explore but it requires time and a permit.