Vista – “A pleasing view, especially a beautiful view from a high position, or a long, narrow view as between rows of trees or buildings, especially one closed by a building or other structure.”

This is an exciting new project 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.

The project will be led by Untitled Practice & Fiona Fyfe Associates who will be working with communities to find and protect vistas across the Wandle Valley, by embedding them into Supplementary Planning Guidance to help shape Local and Neighbourhood Plans, now and into the future.

Between July and November 2017, local groups and volunteers will help to find and document viewpoints and skylines that give a feel of the Wandle basin.

We’re currently looking for volunteers to join us on our journey uncovering the Wandle Valley’s most iconic vistas!

Volunteers will be fully trained and supported  in activities such as reading historic maps, undertaking landscape character assessments, archive research,  photography and oral history capture.

If volunteering is not for you, you can still get involved by telling us which views across the valley are your favourite and should not be missed!

For more information about volunteering or registering your favourite vista please contact Fenella Griffin at or 020 8670 0778.


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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