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Gutteridge Wood

An ancient oak and hazel coppice woodland carpeted with brilliant bluebells in May and a year-long haven for birds and wildflowers.

This ancient oak-hazel coppice woodland is carpeted with brilliant bluebells in May, and is a year-long haven for birds and wild flowers.

Throughout the year, a trip through the Yeading Valley provides a beautiful insight into Hillingdon's countryside and wildlife.

In spring, Gutteridge Wood comes alive with the sound of birdsong, and wildflowers take advantage of the sunlight that pours through the trees.

In May, a dazzling carpet of bluebell covers the floor of this ancient oak-hazel coppice woodland.

As the summer progresses, the darkening woodland becomes quieter, but the surrounding meadows, including Yeading Brook Meadows, come to life.

Wildflowers and grasses dominate the area, hosting an array of insect life from Roesel's bushcricket to skippers, gatekeeper butterfly and burnet moths.

Habitats you'll see

Woodland; meadow and grassland.

Species you might spot

Bluebell and various wild flowers; Roesel's bushcricket, skipper butterflies, gatekeeper butterfly, burnet moths.

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

Take the footpath from Lynhurst Crescent, opposite Berkley Road, North Hillingdon.

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


Map of Gutteridge Wood

Open at all times

Site status

Site of Metropolitan Importance; Local Nature Reserve.

Get involved

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


Species and habitats


Nearby nature reserves

Ten Acre Wood
1 miles - London Wildlife Trust
Ickenham Marsh
1 miles - London Wildlife Trust
Yeading Brook Meadows
1 miles - London Wildlife Trust

Nature reserve map

Reserve information

Lynhurst Crescent, North Hillingdon
Greater London
UB10 9EQ
Map reference
TQ 091 842
Great for...
a family day out
Best time to visit
Apr - Jul
Sep - Nov
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Opening Times
Open at all times.
25.00 hectares
Living Landscape schemes
Lee Valley Living Landscape

Walking information
No wheelchair access.
Parking available along Lynhurst Crescent.
Dogs must be on lead
Grazing animals
Reserve manager
London Wildlife Trust
Tel: 02072610447


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