(Photo: Sarah Jackson)
Camley Street Natural Park is a local nature reserve on the banks of the Regent’s Canal in the heart of London’s King’s Cross area. Created from derelict land and opened in 1985, the two-acre site has since become internationally acclaimed.
The park offers a landscape inspired by nature: a mosaic of meadow, marsh woodland and open-water habitat. These habitats are intensively managed to maintain their diverse wildlife value and include many species of birds, bees, butterflies, amphibians and a rich variety of plants.
We also have projects to inspire sustainable lifestyles, such as our newly created Floating Forest Garden on the canal and an anaerobic digester creating renewable energy. The park is next to the Regent's Canal, where we are improving the natural environment and community awareness through the Wildlife on your Waterways project.
The park, which is managed by the London Wildlife Trust, provides the local community with a valuable resource: visitor centre, open-access green space, environmental education for schools and lifelong learning, a varied events programme and opportunities for volunteers to help manage the park. It won a Green Flag award in 2010 and 2011.
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