14. Welsh Harp SSSI habitat improvements

Themes: Making Rivers More Natural; Tackling Invasive Non-native Species; Access and Recreation


  • By 2027, it will have a ‘good’ ability to support wildlife
  • Transforming up to 10 kilometres of heavily modified river to a more natural condition by 2021
  • Decreasing density and distribution of invasive non-native species in chosen locations by at least 20% by 2021
  • Creating or improving 12 miles of riverside access for walking, cycling and the disabled throughout the catchment

Project description

Conservation and access improvements are needed at this iconic Site of Special Scientific Interest to restore and maintain the condition of protected habitats and raise awareness of their vital importance to visiting and overwintering birdlife and invertebrates in the heart of NW London.

Grid reference: TQ21638714
Project lead: Canal & Rivers Trust
Project partners: Thames21, London Wildlife Trust, Barnet council, Brent council

Design by LTD Design Consultants and build by Garganey Consulting.