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