The Spit/Causeway is a nature reserve at the mouth of the River Wandle. It is a small triangular site, only about 50 m long, and 20 m wide at its broadest. It was overgrown and inaccessible but a new footbridge over the river and recent renovation work has opened it up to the public.

It comprises retreated tidal terraces bisected by a wooden boardwalk. There are two small sparse areas of shrubs and an area of hard surfacing on which is sited a piece of public art, called Sail by Sophie Horton (2003).

Ecologically, three large white willow trees are the main focus of interest.

Discover the park

The Spit, London,
London Borough of Wandsworth
SW18 1EJ
OS Grid Ref:
TQ 25510 75179
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Facilities & access

  • Public art
  • Boardwalk