Places to see birds

Fairlop Waters

Male wigeon swimming

Fairlop Waters is made up of one large boating lake and two fishing lakes, it is a varied habitat which borders farmland.

The site comprises Fairlop Plain and Fairlop Waters Country Park and neatly divides in two parts along the hedgelines running south by east from the northern end of Hainault Road.

The west is partly land restored after gravel extraction, including two lakes, rough grassland and a golf course. The eastern part of the site is chiefly arable.


A great place to see skylarks, lapwings and golden plovers in Spring and Summer, and has a good variety of ducks and waterfowl on the lakes all year round.


How to get there:
Fairlop Waters Country Park is a short walk from Fairlop Underground Station on the Central Line.