Abney Park was the first statutory Local Nature Reserve to be designated in Hackney.
The site offers the visitor a wealth of ecological riches that are unusual so close to the centre of London.
Situated just 8km from the heart of the City of London, Abney Park’s woodlands have featured on the BBC's AutumnWatch natural history programme and earned an entry in Britain and Ireland’s Best Wild Places by Christopher Somerville (2008).
Besides birds, bats and butterflies, Abney Park is noted for its flora. Attractive wild hedgerow species include the blue-flowered Meadow Cranesbill which can be seen along the rides in the summer, and the more extensive Red Campion.