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!
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.
Open at all times
Site of Metropolitan Importance; Local Nature Reserve.
To see if there are any opportunities to help out at this reserve, visit our volunteering page.
Species and habitats