Another environmental adventure in Colliers Wood, which attracts nature and local landscape lovers, is Wandle Trail, it follows the route of River Wandle. Its heaven for fishing fanatics, who can be seen spending hours and hours fly fishing.
Opposite the colliers Wood Underground station we have Wandle Park, which is a great urban park to have a picnic, take kids outdoors or simply take your dog for a walk.
In 1802, Merton’s one of the most famous resident, Admiral Horatio Nelson, purchased Merton Place from the widow of Charles Greaves with its large estate, for £9,000. Unfortunately, Nelson had only a short time to enjoy his new home in Colliers Wood before his death at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.