The Wandle Valley is a unique area in the heart of an urban setting. There is great opportunity to engender local pride and interest in the river and its basin with at least 600,000 people living within a twenty minute of the Wandle.

This project will begin in 2017 and is designed to give people a sense of the landscape of which they are a part, by turning the focus outwards from the river to consider the wider natural and urban features of its basin.

Local volunteers will investigate and research viewpoints and skylines that give a feel of the Wandle basin. A self-guided map with information and photographs for each viewpoint will be produced that can be used by others to discover the vistas for themselves.

Volunteers will be trained in how to gather the information they need through interviewing local people, conducting map research to identify areas which are likely to contain vistas and making research visits to the locations. Further training may include archive research, photography and mapping.

We are currently looking for volunteers to take part in the project!                                                                                                                If you are interested in getting involved or for more information, please contact the Living Wandle team at or 07500 073049


This project is part of the wider Living Wandle Landscape Partnership Scheme, funded by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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