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Frays Farm Meadows SSSI

One of the finest examples of rare wet grazing meadows in Greater London.

Frays Farm Meadows is threatened by the latest proposed works on HS2, the High Speed Rail link between London and Birmingham. Read more and help protect this important nature reserve

This Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) is one of the finest examples of rare wet grazing meadows in Greater London - providing habitat for snipe, harvest mouse and water vole.

The wildlife-rich Frays River meanders through the luxuriant Frays Farm Meadows SSSI.

In spring, kingcups vividly pick out the damper areas and hard on their heels comes a splendid expanse of ragged-robin.

Management was taken on by London Wildlife Trust in 1999.

Habitats you'll see

Meadow, wet grasslands

Species you might spot

Snipe; water vole and harvest mouse; kingcup and ragged robin; slow worm; willow; banded demoiselle.

If you spot these or any other species, please submit your wildlife sightings to Greenspace Information for Greater London (GiGL) to help build a picture of London's nature!

Visit us

Entrances via Grand Union Canal Towpath, Denham Country Park, Denham Quarry Trail or Uxbridge Golf Course.


Open at all times.

Site status

Site of Special Scientific Interest; Site of Metropolitan Importance.


Species and habitats


Nearby nature reserves

Uxbridge Alderglade
0 miles - Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust
Park Road Pond
1 miles - London Wildlife Trust
Denham Lock Wood
1 miles - London Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

North Uxbridge
Greater London
Map reference
TQ 058 860
Best time to visit
Apr - Aug
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Opening Times
Open at all times

Terrain can be difficult; please contact the Trust for access information.
Walking information
No wheelchair access
Available at Denham Country Park, can be reached by Denham Quarry trail.
Dogs must be on lead
Grazing animals
Reserve manager
London Wildlife Trust
Tel: 020 7261 0447