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Gunnersbury Triangle

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!

Visit us

The entrance is on Bollo Lane, opposite Chiswick Park Underground station.

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To see if there are any events coming up at this reserve, take a look at our event listings.

Get involved

To see if there are any opportunities to help out at this reserve, visit our volunteering page.

School visits

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 status

Site of Metropolitan Importance; Local Nature Reserve.

 

Species and habitats

Habitats
Woodland

Nearby nature reserves

Isleworth Ait
3 miles - London Wildlife Trust
Greville Place
5 miles - London Wildlife Trust
Beverley Meads and Fishponds Wood
5 miles - London Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
Bollo Lane
Gunnersbury
Greater London
W4 5LW
Map reference
TQ 201 786
Best time to visit
Jan - Dec
Get directions
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Public transport
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Opening Times
Open at all times.
Facilities
Toilets
Access
Yes

There are public footpaths around the reserve, but terrain can be uneven in places. Wheelchair access is limited.
Walking information
Limited wheelchair access.
Parking
Neighbouring street parking available, with restrictions on weekdays and Saturdays.
Dogs
Guide dogs only
Grazing animals
No
Reserve manager
Helen Wallis
Tel: 07711441782
hwallis@wildlondon.org.uk