Monday 4 October 2021

London Wildlife Trust - Big news about Camley Street Natural Park inside!


Reopening Wednesday 13th October!

We are absolutely delighted to announce that Camley Street Natural Park is finally reopening on Wednesday 13th October and we can’t wait to welcome you back through the gates.

It’s been a long while since we first closed this urban oasis in King's Cross, due to the desperate need for the construction of a new visitor and learning centre, improved access, interpretation , and habitat enhancement work. After a series of delays including inclement weather and not least a global pandemic, we can finally say it’s ready for you to come and visit once again.

Our sustainable new building is super insulated, low energy and includes a natural cooling system and rainwater run-off features as well as bird and bat boxes. Our newly landscaped areas are permeable and include two rain gardens and a new butterfly and bee bank - a work in progress which you will see develop and change over time. 

When you arrive, you’ll not only get to check out the new visitor centre, which includes our lovely Kingfisher Café run by our very own in-house team, you’ll also find some excellent toilets! Our reserve manager Karolina and her volunteers have been working very hard on the site to improve the ponds, installation of floating "wetland" habitat alongside the canal and enhancing the wildflower meadow and reedbed areas, to maintain Camley Street as a haven for a huge variety of wildlife.

So much hard work has gone into reopening Camley Street again, from winning grants to a crowdfunder, and we can’t thank you enough. Your support for London Wildlife Trust will ensure that we can continue to manage reserves like this, now and in the future.

Click here for more information about the reopening.