Camley Natural Park
In between King’s Cross and St. Pancras Stations lies Camley Street. If you follow it a short way, you’ll reach Camley Street Natural Park and its surprising array of wildlife.
At 12 Camley Street, N1C 4PW, there is a hidden nature gem in an urban landscape that sprang from an old coal yard. The park offers respite from the busy city in its two acres situated upon the banks of Regents Canal.
The peaceful area is divided into habitats including a summer-flowering meadow, rainwater ponds, mixed woodlands, Marshlands and a pond linked to the canal. Camley Park have installed several wildlife islands that provide habitat for the wildlife that uses the canal, including waterfowl, aquatic insects and swimmers such as shrimp.
The park plays host to lots of wild life including many varieties of birds like the reed warbler, kingfishers, geese, mallards, and buntings, as well as bats and at least 300 types of plants.
There are structures amongst the greenery like ‘Viewpoint’, a floating platform and sanctuary on the canal. You will also see a small pink castle amongst the undergrowth. Camley is full of surprises.
This secret garden is a thriving relaxation space – an oasis in a concrete city.