The first time I visited Camley Street was in the mid 1990's with my niece Rebecca and her then little boy Noah, who lived locally. In the intervening years the place has become so established plant wise that it feels as though it has existed forever.
I last visited in the late Summer of 2008 on one of the few warm and sunny days of that year and the nature reserve was bristling with life and as abundantly green and vibrant as could be!
I was suprised to find that the canal (again) was a neighbour to Camley Street as I had not noticed it on my previous visit. The Grand Union passes alongside the reserve, providing as is so often the case, a protective screen beside one of Londons special rural retreats. The canal also provides views of some incredibly impressive Victorian workshops or facories on the opposite bank to the nature reserve.