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.
We have over 20 years’ experience teaching children outdoors, providing brilliant hands-on nature lessons in London directly linked with the National Curriculum. For more information on the sessions we provide at Gunnersbury Triangle visit our outdoor education page.
Site of Metropolitan Importance; Local Nature Reserve.
Image of kestrels by Philip Braude
Species and habitats