The River Wandle is a tributary of the River Thames, and one of the only rivers in London that remains almost entirely above ground. Explore below to find out what the Wandle Valley offers visitors and residents.
Once heavily polluted by industry, the Wandle has undergone major restoration work to clean up the water and restore its wildlife. Today it is a popular place for anglers, nature enthusiasts, and those seeking a peaceful escape from city life.
Discover information about the Wandle, including the origins of its name, its water quality, and the many ways it has been used throughout history.
- Why is the River Wandle called Wandle?
- Can you Swim in the River Wandle?
- Is the River Wandle Clean?
- What was the Wandle Used for in History?
- Why is there a Small Wall in the River Wandle in Earlsfield?
- What are the Numbered Waymarkers Along the Wandle Trail?
- Interesting Facts about the River Wandle
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- What are Chalk Streams?
Thanks to ongoing conservation efforts, the River Wandle has become an important wildlife corridor in the heart of South London. The articles below offer a closer look at the diverse range of species that make the Wandle their home.
Map Showing the Course of the River Wandle
The river is home to a variety of fish, including brown trout, chub, and barbel, making it a popular location for anglers of all levels. The articles below provide tips and advice for fishing on the Wandle.
- A Guide to Fishing on the River Wandle
- Types of Coarse Fish Found in the River Wandle
- Fishing in the River Wandle in Earlsfield
- 5 Best Spots for Barbel Fishing on River Wandle
- Are There Pike in the Wandle?
- What Does a Pike Look Like?
- Do Trout Swim Upstream?
- Do Trout Bite at Night?
- How Moon Phases Affect Fish
- Do You Need a Fishing Leader?
- Are Brown Trout Good to Eat?
- Brown Trout vs Rainbow Trout
Points of Interest
The river Wandle is more than just a waterway – it’s also a treasure trove of beautiful nature reserves and fascinating historical landmarks. In the following articles, you can learn more about the many sights and sounds of the River Wandle.
- The Causeway Wandsworth
- Ram Brewery Wandsworth
- King George’s Park Wandsworth
- Wandle Meadow Nature Park
- Wandle Park, Colliers Wood
- William Morris Factory Site
- Morden Hall Park
- Merton Priory Chapter House
- Wandle Industrial Museum
- Ravensbury Park
- Watermeads Nature Reserve
- Carshalton Ponds
- Honeywood Museum
Where Does the River Wandle Flow?
The river Wandle flows from Croydon and Carshalton to Wandsworth, where it meets the river Thames. Along the way, it passes through several towns with interesting histories and attractions. Explore below to find out more about the towns that the River Wandle flows through.
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Other Rivers in London
London is home to a network of rivers and waterways, each with their own unique history and significance. Check out the links below to discover more about London’s other rivers.
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