Recently, on a bright sunny as well as cold and windy day, I went to Walthamstow Wetlands, the largest urban wetlands in Europe.
There are numerous entrances, for myself I entered via Coppermill Lane and headed towards the Grade II listed Italianate Coppermill Tower. As I walked up the stairs I heard the cooing of pigeons as they rested within the frame work. There is also a lift. At the top of the tower there are far reaching views of Greater London with the odd church steeple within view. The sun highlighted the reservoir, in the distance, with a beautiful shimmering silver glow. There are several reservoirs at the nature reserve fed by the River Lea and the Thames River.
On the footpath, I was walking on, there was a reservoir on one side and Coppermill stream on the other. There is a raised level, which you can walk along, covered with grass between the footpath and the reservoir. On a cold windy day, this is where you will feel the full force of the wind on your face. As I walked along, I was extremely fortunate to have geese walking ahead of me. At the rim of the reservoir there is a sandy area that only the wildlife have access to.