Visit the Woodland

Russia Dock Woodland is a tranquil nature reserve in the heart of London. Well worth a visit (even if you’re not a local) it is a haven for wildlife including kingfishers, sparrow hawks, woodpeckers ~ even a pheasant has been spotted there. Created in the 1980s as part of dockland regeneration, Russia Dock Woodland is, as its name implies, a dock that has been filled in and landscaped with the emphasis on creating a woodland with natural waterways running throughout; it is not a park and together with the adjacent Stave Hill Ecological Park is a wonderful green oasis by the nearby Thames. From Stave Hill, a man made mound, it is possible to look out over the treetops to a panoramic view of the City and its surroundings.


Address: Russia Dock Woodland, Somerford Way, London, SE16 6QW

You can visit us easily by a variety of public transports:

Tube & Overground

Nearest stations are:

  • Canada Water (Jubilee / Overground)
  • Rotherhithe (Overground)
  • Surrey Quays (Overground)


Any bus that takes you through Canada Water stations, such as bus 47, 188, 381, etc.

Opening times

There are no gates so feel free to come visit anytime.