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The Paddock

The Paddock

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Ferry Ln
Postal Code
N17 9NG
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Surrounded on two sides by water, the Paddock provides an important refuge for water birds and other animals and plants. The wilderness area in the centre of the Paddock has grown naturally to form young woodland and scrub dominated by elder, willow and blackberry, providing a valuable site for various animals. The Paddock sits next to Ferry Lane in Tottenham Hale, the site has two entrances, one of which is across the road to the Walthamstow Wetlands, and both entrances having site interpretation boards. Within the site there are clear routes taking the visitor down to the River Lea diversion channel and providing a nice view across into the Wetlands and the existing weir structure. The Paddock is managed for nature conservation and because of this there are several areas of dense undergrowth and historical rubble piles that are now overgrown with moss providing wildlife habitats scattered within the site. Within the site there is also a dedicated picnic area with low cut amenity grass and picnic tables for quiet relaxation.

The Paddock Nature Reserve is an important ecological site in Tottenham Hale and is a key site for ecology and biodiversity within Haringey being classified as a site of Importance to Nature Conservation, further sub divided into a Site of Metropolitan Importance. The Paddock is one of 60 designated wildlife sites in the London Borough of Haringey, and together these sites provide a valuable habitat for wildlife and the opportunity for people to experience, learn about and enjoy the natural environment.
Surrounded on two sides by water, the Paddock provides an important refuge for water birds and other animals and plants. The wilderness area in the centre of the Paddock has grown naturally to form young woodland and scrub dominated by elder, willow and blackberry, providing a valuable site for various animals. The Paddock sits next to Ferry Lane in Tottenham Hale, the site has two entrances, one of which is across the road to the Walthamstow Wetlands, and both entrances having site interpretation boards. Within the site there are clear routes taking the visitor down to the River Lea diversion channel and providing a nice view across into the Wetlands and the existing weir structure. The Paddock is managed for nature conservation and because of this there are several areas of dense undergrowth and historical rubble piles that are now overgrown with moss providing wildlife habitats scattered within the site.  Within the site there is also a dedicated picnic area with low cut amenity grass and picnic tables for quiet relaxation.
The Paddock Nature Reserve is an important ecological site in Tottenham Hale and is a key site for ecology and biodiversity within Haringey being classified as  a site of Importance to Nature Conservation, further sub divided into a Site of Metropolitan Importance. The Paddock is one of 60 designated wildlife sites in the London Borough of Haringey, and together these sites provide a valuable habitat for wildlife and the opportunity for people to experience, learn about and enjoy the natural environment.

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