A two hundred year old man-made reservoir in Hackney has been taken over by nature!
The East Reservoir, or Woodberry Wetlands is a place steeped in history, geography, botany, ornithology and town planning!
Hidden behind tower blocks and a building site you may have stumbled upon the East Reservoir.
There is a West Reservoir too!
Both used to supply North Londoners with water which was fed by the New River. The West Reservoir is now a recreational lake, but what about the East?
Here, David Mooney shares its story, from its origins to its exciting new future…