image for Guided Walk item typeWinter Wildlife Walk at WWT London Wetland Centre

Guided Walk, Sun 9 Dec 2018


WWT London Wetland Centre


Queen Elizabeth Walk,
SW13 9WT

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Events at this Venue

date event
Mon 1 Jan - Mon 31 Dec Bird Feed With a Warden
Sat 8 - Sun 9 Dec Christmas Activities at London Wetland Centre
Sat 8 - Sun 9 Dec Santa's Grotto
Sun 9 Dec Winter Wildlife Walk
Sat 15 - Sun 16 Dec Santa's Grotto
Sat 22 Dec Members' Walk: Winter bird and wildlife walk


A great time to visit for a walk as our expert warden can point out the seasonal wildlife on the reserve.

Some might think that winter isn’t the best time to go looking for wildlife but this cold season actually boasts opportunities to spot some of the most beautiful birds. Flocks of over-wintering birds such as teal and wigeon can be seen grazing along the grass banks and high numbers of colourful shoveler can be spotted dabbling on the main lake. These ducks will be employing their fascinating feeding strategy of swimming in circles and creating mini whirlpools in the water to bring food to the surface.

So dress up warm and join our expert warden to discover the amazing wildlife that lives in the heart of London.

You might even spot one or two other rarities on the reserve such as bearded tits or waxwings. Or get a glimpse of the elusive bitterns hiding out in the reed beds – with up to six spending the winter here each year you stand a good chance of seeing one.

What’s more, you’ll learn more about how our wardens manage the reserve and habitats for the wetland animals and plants that you see.

Education/study areaGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 9 Dec 2018 09:30 to 11:00


20.00 per person, plus paid admission to the Centre. Includes the guided walk, tea/coffee & breakfast. Please bring your own binoculars/telescope to get the most out of the walk.



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Map reference: TQ 226768  Lat: 51.47687 Long: -0.23601

The London Wetland Centre is easily accessible by car, situated less than one mile from the South Circular (A205) at Roehampton and the A4 at Hammersmith.
Buses - from Hammersmith tube - 283, 33, 72, 209; Duck Bus
Main line - Barnes (take 33, 72) or Barnes Bridge (take 209).

Parking: free


  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups