Cut off from the surrounding area by railway tracks in the late 19th 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:
Species you might spot:
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. Map
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