A linear park and adjacent nature reserve with interesting woodland and wetlands.
Russia Dock Woodland & Stave Hill Nature Park
- 020 7525 2000
- Public transport:
- Canada Water (Jubilee line) Buses 381, C10 Salter Road Entrance Redriff Road SE16
This is the best kept secret in London. So much so, that even many local residents don't know about this park, hidden away in the leafy Rotherhithe peninsula.
So what's so special about Russia Dock Woodland?
The history, where this whole area served as the London docks, accepting imports from across Europe, and the world. During the war, this area was pretty badly hit and was eventually...more
Russia Dock woodland is one of my favourite nature-y places in London. I cannot describe how happy I was, the first time I got lost jogging and stumbled upon this gorgeous maze of pretty paths and perfect puppy (or rabbit) walking areas! There are sections of wilderness and mini nature reserves to encourage wildlife...along with larger green areas (perfect for picnics) and even a hill that...more
This is still largely a secret oasis in grossly underrated Rotherhithe. Several local residents are not aware of this mini ecological reserve. I have lived here, just behind the Park, for the last 4 years now and I wasn't quite that aware. Shame that is.
RDW works wonderfully for runners, bikers, readers, and picnickers. A trail ending on the cleanly paved path parallel to Quebec Way (which...more