Cut off from the surrounding area by railway tracks in the late 19th century, this reserve has developed into a lively ecological community.
Cut off from the surrounding area by railway tracks in the late nineteenth century, this reserve has developed into a lively ecological community.
Gunnersbury Triangle became one of the London Wildlife Trust's first reserves when it was saved from development by a campaign run by local people.
Since the end of the Second World War, the woodland here has grown up naturally and the reserve has become a sheltered birch and willow woodland with attractive pond, marsh and meadow.
Hidden away, the reserve opens up before you - so follow the nature trail, listen out for birds or the rustle of a hedgehog, look out for the tunnels of field voles, or keep an eye out for interesting spiders and ladybirds.
Habitats you'll see
Woodland, meadow, marsh and pond
Species you might spot:
Speckled wood, orange tip butterfly, green woodpecker, greater spotted woodpecker, common newt, common toad, common frog, wood mouse and sparrow hawk.
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!
The entrance is on Bollo Lane, opposite Chiswick Park Underground station.
To see if there are any events coming up at this reserve, take a look at our event listings.
To see if there are any opportunities to help out at this reserve, visit our volunteering page.
Fancy arranging a school trip to this site? Our experienced staff can provide your class with a hands-on outdoor learning experience directly linked with the National Curriculum.
Have a look at our education pages for more information.
Site of Metropolitan Importance; Local Nature Reserve.
Image of kestrels by Philip Braude
Species and habitats