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WATERWAYS SOUND MAP: RIVER WANDLE

The Wandle Waddon Ponds. Location: Waddon Ponds near Mill Lane. Description: Calls of ducks and geese close by as they splash in the pond, children yell in the mid-distance, a motorbike and other traffic on Mill Lane. Date: 5 August 2011. Duration: 1:00.

The Wandle Church Paddock. Location: Overgrown land accessed by a hole in a fence behind Church Paddock Court, Beddington. Description: Stridulation of grasshoppers close by, faint rushing sound of the Wandle, a dog barks, distant traffic. Date: 5 August 2011. Duration: 1:00.

The Wandle Grove Park. Location: Carshalton Ponds, Grove Park. Description: Loud traffic at junction of North Street and High Street, voices of adults and children in the park, flapping of birds' wings. Date: 5 August 2011. Duration: 1:00.

The Wandle Wilderness Island. Location: Wilderness Island nature reserve, Hackbridge. Description: Quiet ambience with distant traffic and siren, hammering on a building site, faint birdsong, a light breeze stirs foliage. Date: 5 August 2011. Duration: 1:00.

The Wandle Budge Lane. Location: By Budge Lane, Hackbridge. Description: The Wandle flows out of a narrow tunnel, banging and clattering noises from the Wandle Trading Estate nearby. Date: 5 August 2011. Duration: 1:00.

The Wandle at Bennetts Hole. Location: By the Wandle opposite the Bennett's Hole nature reserve, near St Helier. Description: Birdsong, children's voices in the distance, faint constant traffic, the breeze stirs foliage nearby. Date: 21 May 2011. Duration: 1:00.

The Wandle Ravensbury Park South. Location: By the Wandle at the south-east end of Ravensbury Park, south London. Description: Loud rushing of water as the Wandle cascades over a short drop, faint birdsong in background. Date: 21 May 2011. Duration: 1:00.

Watermill at Merton Abbey Mills. Location: Merton Abbey Mills, off Merantun Way, Colliers Wood. Description: Loud noise from a watermill's paddles as they churn the river Wandle, faint voices in background. Date: 21 May 2011. Duration: 1:00.

The Wandle Colliers Wood. Location: By the Wandle outside Sainsburys, Colliers Wood. Description: Traffic and a siren on Merton High Street, trickling of the Wandle close by, voices, constant hum of fixed machinery by the supermarket. Date: 21 May 2011. Duration: 1:00.

The Wandle near Copper Mill Lane. Location: By the Wandle opposite the electricity station at Copper Mill Lane, south London. Description: Buzzing sound of coronal discharge from the electricity station, faint birdsong, traffic on Plough Lane, a jogger runs past. Date: 19 May 2011. Duration: 1:00.

The Wandle Summerstown. Location: On the riverside path in Summerstown, near Earlsfield, south London. Description: Loud rushing of the Wandle in a stretch of the river with a noticeable drop, aeroplane drone in distance. Date: 19 May 2011. Duration: 1:00.

The Wandle by St Johns Drive. Location: On a footbridge over the Wandle, with St John's Drive to the east. Description: Distant traffic and aeroplane drone, faint noises from the flats on St John's Drive, birdsong close by, gurgling of water. Date: 15 May 2011. Duration: 1:00.

The Wandle off Garratt Lane. Location: Junction of Garratt Lane and Maplteton Road, Wandsworth. Description: Loud sound of passing traffic, gentle trickling from the river, aeroplane drone, a moped drives past near the end. Date: 15 May 2011. Duration: 1:00.

The Wandle Bell Lane Creek. Location: Bell Lane Creek, Wandsworth, southwest London. Description: Constant rush of water over the weir at Bell Lane Creek, a crane at work in the waste depot on the east side of the creek, a train heads towards Putney. Date: 15 January 2012. Duration: 1:00.

That concludes the list of recordings for the river Wandle.

OTHER WATERWAYS SOUND MAP RIVERS AND CANALS

Rivers Beam and Rom. Beverley Brook. River Brent. Grand Union Canal. River Hogsmill. River Lea. New River. Pymme's Brook. Rivers Quaggy and Pool. River Ravensbourne. Regent's Canal. River Roding. Silk Stream and Dollis Brook.

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