London Rivers Week Events

London Rivers Week Events

London Rivers Week celebrates the capital’s many rivers, lakes and streams and helps you find them. This year it features a mix of socially-distanced riverside and online events, including webinars, river walks, river clean-ups and a special podcast.

If an event is fully booked then it’s still worth getting in touch to add your name to the next one. And if you head over to the London Rivers Week page you’ll find a rewilded river map, and a directory of self-directed virtual walks so you explore whenever suits you!

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October 2020

*LONDON RIVERS WEEK* Leaky dam building in Park Wood, Hillingdon

24th October 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Park Wood, Hillingdon HA4 7XU United Kingdom + Google Map

Release your inner beaver & help us build leaky debris dams Thames21 are building a series of leaky debris dams throughout the woodland as part of a natural flood management program. Join us in: Park Wood, Hillingdon (meeting at Broadwood Avenue entrance) Saturday 24th October 10am – 3pm Everyone welcome but booking is essential due to limited places. Please come prepared for the day i.e. waterproofs, sun block Don’t forget your lunch Wellies, gloves & tools provided 15-20 min walk from Ruislip…

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*LONDON RIVERS WEEK* Hogsmill Guided Walk

24th October 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Ewell Court House, Lakehurst Road
Surrey, KT19 0EB United Kingdom
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*LONDON RIVERS WEEK* Join a member of the SERT team to explore a section of the upper Hogsmill, running through the Hogsmill Open Space. Learn more about the Hogsmill, its wildlife, the issues facing the river and the work we are doing to address them. Saturday 24th October 10am - 12pm 12:30pm - 2:30pm 1pm - 3pm Booking essential - book here.

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*LONDON RIVERS WEEK* Family Fun at Woodberry Wetlands

24th October 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Woodberry Wetland, East Entrance
1 Newnton Close, N4 2RH United Kingdom
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Join London Wildlife Trust at Woodberry Wetlands to discover the wildlife that lives on, in and around our aquatic habitats. Join a member of our Outdoor Learning team to explore the ponds and under the logs. When? Saturday 24th October 10:30am - 4pm (25 min slots) Where? Woodberry Wetlands, 1 Newnton Close, N4 2RH Booking essential - book here.

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*LONDON RIVERS WEEK* Restoring the Burnt Oak Brook – Community Day

24th October 2020 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Watling Park, HA8 0NS HA8 0NS + Google Map

*LONDON RIVERS WEEK* You are invited by Thames21 to be part of the solution to improve the Burnt Oak Brook by undertaking practical river enhancements. The enhancement works will be of natural methods and will involve installing habitat: small wood deflectors, permeable berms, marginal planting, and restoring river bank. This project works is part of the Urban River Regeneration: Restoring Brent Rivers and Communities Project. Connect with your local community and share learning on restoring London’s rivers for people and…

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Ravensbourne River Stroll

24th October 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Free

**LONDON RIVERS WEEK** A 2 hour stroll along the River Ravensbourne within the town of Bromley.  You will be given a map to navigate with and see parts of the river and its historical infrastructure and be shown hidden parts of the Town.  There will opportunities to leave the walk as required.  The walk will end at Bromley Southrailway station where there are toilets in the station and in The Glades shopping centre.  An alternative view of this historic river.…

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FULLY BOOKED – *LONDON RIVERS WEEK* River Ravensbourne Wade

24th October 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

An opportunity to wade through the centre of Lewisham and hear how history has shaped the River Ravensbourne and where the river is now in terms of ecology, biodiversity and landscape. Both the start point at Brookmill Park and end at Cornmill Gardens are flagship river restoration projects completed in the 1990s and 2000s. Grown-ups only please; this wade is restricted to 6 people. Booking essential: *This event is now fully booked* https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wade-along-the-river-ravensbourne-tickets-125495352979  

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*LONDON RIVERS WEEK* River Kids Learning Hub – Virtual Event

26th October 2020 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Online London, United Kingdom

  Join the Unlocking the Severn team and Rivers Trusts from around the UK for a day packed with exciting fish and river-themed activities. Check back every hour as each rivers trust shares a selection of resources to keep you creative this half term!   When? Monday 26th October 10am - 5pm   Details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2752462501744414   Take part in activities, watch education videos and learn about the wonderful world of rivers from the comfort of your own home.  …

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*LONDON RIVERS WEEK* Family Fun at Walthamstow Wetlands

26th October 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Meeting place to be confirmed London, United Kingdom

Come and learn about the wildlife found around Walthamstow Wetlands to celebrate London Rivers Week. Pre-booking is essential for our half-hour sessions in the outdoor classroom, pond-dipping, mini-beast hunting and mud play followed by a self-led nature walk. When? Monday 26th, Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th October 10am - 3pm (half hour slots) Where? Walthamstow Wetlands, Forest Road, N17 9NH   Booking essential - book here.

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*LONDON RIVERS WEEK* Webinar: River Restoration with 2020 Vision

26th October 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A webinar learning from the last 20 years and looking ahead to the next 20. When? Monday 26th October 2pm - 4pm via Zoom Our speakers will be discussing 20 years of river restoration in London and considering key themes such as climate resilience, sustainable development, social justice and our aspirations for the future.  Please confirm your attendance using this link and if you have any additional requirements please email KSLEvents@environment-agency.gov.uk   Webinar Agenda: Session  Lead Welcome and opening remarks…

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*LONDON RIVERS WEEK* Family Fun at Woodberry Wetlands

27th October 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Woodberry Wetland, East Entrance
1 Newnton Close, N4 2RH United Kingdom
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Join London Wildlife Trust at Woodberry Wetlands to discover the wildlife that lives on, in and around our aquatic habitats. Join a member of our Outdoor Learning team to explore the ponds and under the logs. When? Tuesday 27th October 10:30am - 3:30pm (25 min slots) Where? Woodbury Wetlands, 1 Newnton Close, N4 2RH Booking essential - book here.

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*LONDON RIVERS WEEK* Family Fun at Walthamstow Wetlands

27th October 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on 27th October 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on 28th October 2020 at 10:00 am

Meeting place to be confirmed London, United Kingdom

Come and learn about the wildlife found around Walthamstow Wetlands to celebrate London Rivers Week. Pre-booking is essential for our half-hour sessions in the outdoor classroom, pond-dipping, mini-beast hunting and mud play followed by a self-led nature walk. When? Monday 26th, Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th October 10am - 3pm (half hour slots) Where? Walthamstow Wetlands, Forest Road, N17 9NH   Booking essential - book here.

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*LONDON RIVERS WEEK* Riverside Vegetation Management

28th October 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Riverbank Way, SM6 7GE, Riverbank Way SM6 7GE United Kingdom + Google Map

*LONDON RIVERS WEEK* Join us in Hackbridge to help to create a more diverse mosaic of habitats along this recently restored section of the river Wandle. Wednesday 28th October: 10am - 12pm or 1pm to 3pm Booking essential - book here. 

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*LONDON RIVERS WEEK* Family Fun at Walthamstow Wetlands

28th October 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on 27th October 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on 28th October 2020 at 10:00 am

Meeting place to be confirmed London, United Kingdom

Come and learn about the wildlife found around Walthamstow Wetlands to celebrate London Rivers Week. Pre-booking is essential for our half-hour sessions in the outdoor classroom, pond-dipping, mini-beast hunting and mud play followed by a self-led nature walk. When? Monday 26th, Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th October 10am - 3pm (half hour slots) Where? Walthamstow Wetlands, Forest Road, N17 9NH   Booking essential - book here.

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*LONDON RIVERS WEEK* Young Friends of the River Brent

28th October 2020 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
NW10 0BD, Quainton Street Open Space
London, NW10 0BD United Kingdom
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*LONDON RIVERS WEEK* Young Friends of the River Brent You are invited by Thames21 to be part of the solution to improve the River Brent during London Rivers Week. Get involved in: Clean-up of the river and surroundings. Monitoring the river Brent habitats. Celebrate the river Brent with a river tour. When? Wednesday 28th October 10:30am - 2:30pm Where? Quainton Street Open Space, Brent, London-UK Booking essential - email: carolina.pinto@thames21.org.uk ***Please book in advance as numbers of volunteering on a…

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*LONDON RIVERS WEEK* Webinar: Estuary Edges

28th October 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online London, United Kingdom

Webinar - Estuary Edges: Replacing metal, concrete and brick tidal walls with a variety of habitats When? Wednesday 28th October 11am - 12pm   Join Richard Charman, Geomorphology Technical Specialist at the Environment Agency and Amy Pryor, Technical Director for the Thames Estuary Partnership as they discuss the significant positive benefits to both wildlife and people of softening brick, concrete and metal tidal walls on the Thames. Presentation with Q&A, open to all.   Please click the link below to…

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*LONDON RIVERS WEEK* Riverside Vegetation Management

28th October 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on 28th October 2020 at 1:00 pm

Riverbank Way, SM6 7GE, Riverbank Way SM6 7GE United Kingdom + Google Map

*LONDON RIVERS WEEK* Join us in Hackbridge to help to create a more diverse mosaic of habitats along this recently restored section of the river Wandle. Wednesday 28th October: 10am - 12pm or 1pm to 3pm Booking essential - book here. 

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*LONDON RIVERS WEEK* Family Fun at Woodberry Wetlands

29th October 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Woodberry Wetland, East Entrance
1 Newnton Close, N4 2RH United Kingdom
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Join London Wildlife Trust at Woodberry Wetlands to discover the wildlife that lives on, in and around our aquatic habitats. Join a member of our Outdoor Learning team to explore the ponds and under the logs. When? Thursday 29th October 10:30am - 3:30pm (25 min slots) Where? Woodberry Wetlands, 1 Newnton Close, N4 2RH Booking essential - book here.

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FULLY BOOKED – *LONDON RIVERS WEEK* Walking Survey & Clean-up

31st October 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Fulham, Fulham
London, SW6 United Kingdom
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*LONDON RIVERS WEEK* Join us to assess the litter and plastic pollution issue in west London. We will be walking the beautiful foreshore of west London at low tide looking for litter followed by a clean-up. This is an essential part of identifying the overall status of litter and plastic on the river. Saturday 31st October 9am Exact location TBC - Fulham Booking essential - email: toni.olsen@thames21.org.uk

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*LONDON RIVERS WEEK* Family Fun at Woodberry Wetlands

31st October 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Woodberry Wetland, East Entrance
1 Newnton Close, N4 2RH United Kingdom
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Join London Wildlife Trust at Woodberry Wetlands to discover the wildlife that lives on, in and around our aquatic habitats. Join a member of our Outdoor Learning team to explore the ponds and under the logs. When? Saturday 31st October 10:30am - 3:30pm (25 min slots) Where? Woodberry Wetlands, 1 Newnton Close, N4 2RH Booking essential - book here.

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*LONDON RIVERS WEEK – River Roding Clean Up Weekend #1

31st October 2020 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Meeting place to be confirmed London, United Kingdom

Opening up a riverside path from Barking to Ilford will massively improve the river and give a much needed green space for local people. Friends of the River Roding have cleared the initial path, which has revealed a lot of fly tipping and rubbish towards the Ilford end of the path. This looks awful, pollutes the river and is dangerous for wildlife. With your help we would like to collect all this rubbish together ready for TFL to remove. We’ll…

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