Nature and history in Clapton, Homerton and the local area

Life on the canal

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Hackney is home to a wide range of communities and a growing contingent are choosing to nestle on the riverbank, opting for a world away from the industrial landscape of inner London. The city’s network of waterways provide a permanent home for up to 5,000 residential boats, and 10,000 people according to a 2013 report by the London Assembly. A place of solace from soaring rent … [Read more...]

Five walks in or around Clapton

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Each month Wily Badger will release a new ‘five in Clapton’ article, written by an expert in their field. This month Cath Patrick, Senior Conservation Officer for Lee Valley Regional Park Authority, shares her view on five of the best walks in the area. Just a short walk along the Lea Bridge Road in Clapton are three great nature reserves to explore, Walthamstow Marshes, … [Read more...]