The Russia Docks Woodlands

The Russia Docks Woodlands is part of the wonderful Nature Reserve which has been created on the site of the former Surrey Commercial Docks. It is alongside the Stave Hill Ecology Park and together they offer over 40 acres of peace and quiet, teeming with wildlife, across the water from Canary Wharf Business Centre and only 5 miles from Trafalgar Square.

The outline of Russia Docks can still be seen on the ground – the quayside, rails for the cranes, and bollards for tying up the ships.

Russia Docks Woods

The surrounding woods are quiet and peaceful, with easy paths for walking and wandering.

Globe Pond in Russia DocklandsGlobe Pond in Russia Docklands

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Globe Pond in Russia Docklands

Globe Pond in Russia Docklands

Globe Pond in Russia Docklands

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Globe Pond in Russia DocklandsThe Shed Ecology Centre and nearby Lavender Pond are both open during Open Garden Squares Weekend on 17 and 18 June – do visit, and then take the time to wander through these lovely woods, tracing the outline of the docks.

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