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

Guided Walk, from 13 Jan 2018

Contact

WWT London Wetland Centre

020 8409 4400

Address

Queen Elizabeth Walk,
Barnes,
London,
SW13 9WT

Also at this Venue

Events at this Venue

date event
Thu 5 Jan - Sun 31 Dec 10% off if you book online
Sat 21 Jan - Sun 31 Dec Bird Feed With a Warden
Sat 21 Jan - Sun 31 Dec Guided Tour
Sat 21 Jan - Sun 31 Dec Meet the Otters & feeding
Thu 1 Jun - Sun 31 Dec Spotlight talks
Fri 8 - Sun 31 Dec The Twelve Days of Wetlands Christmas Trail

Details

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
Sat 13 Jan 2018 09:30 to 11:00
Sun 9 Dec 2018 09:30 to 11:00

Prices

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.

Location

Directions

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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

Facilities

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