Lee Valley Case Study Essay

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Lee Valley Country Park
An example to illustrate biodiversity along the rural- urban fringe of north London, and how people interact with this environment

• encouraging wildlife back into cities
• making cheap use of an otherwise derelict area that would be more expensive to set up as a park
• reducing maintenance costs in an area
• maintaining a diverse species base and reintroducing locally extinct species. Stretches between Waltham Abbey in Essex and Broxbourne in Hertfordshire
1,000 acre park, 26 mile long -huge variety of activities to enjoy- walking, cycling and wildlife watching
Fishers green- extensive reed beds across seventy acres lake with a wide range of ducks including:
Waders such as Lapwing and Snipe
Birds such as: whitethroat, yellowhammer
Water voles found near the Meadows

The Rural Urban Fringe is the transition area immediately surrounding towns and cities which is subject to direct influences. A wildlife corridor is a link of wildlife habitat ,generally native vegetation with two or more similar wildlife habitats in which it was separated by human activity previously. A wildlife corridor promotes colonisation, migration of new species.

There are notable parts of Lee Valley Park which include: • Temple Mills • Hackney Marshes • Walthamstow Marshes • Tottenham marshes – This is an area which is 6 miles from the centre of London. It is known for its large open space which is a mosaic of trees, shrub, rough grassland. • River Lee National Park

Lee valley park helped to develop the land from the 2012 olympics. Additionally the area also promotes human activity such as there are many bird watching, nature walks, plus the Lee Valley Athletics Centre which have proved popular. However there Lee Valley Park has still retained its environment friendly status and always try to promote the reduction of car usage and more of walking, running by installing more paths.