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Ten Acre Wood

Hawthorn and blackthorn in this oak plantation provide a marvellous source of berries for birds, making this reserve popular with birdwatchers.

Hawthorn and blackthorn in this oak plantation provide a marvellous source of berries for birds in autumn and winter, making this reserve popular with birdwatchers.

The hundred year-old oak plantation over hazel coppice which forms Ten Acre Wood; adjoins the flower-rich Yeading Brook Meadows.

Coppicing has been reintroduced to rejuvenate the hazel and the ground flora. Hawthorn and blackthorn give fine displays of blossom early in the year, as well as providing an abundance of berries which keep the birds well-fed in autumn and winter.
 
The meadows range from dry to wet, and there is also a small pond, a marshy area and a brook, which runs along the western side of the woodland in the north and the eastern edge in the south.
 
Habitats you'll see
 
Woodland, meadow, marsh, pond and brook.
 
Species you might spot
 
Oak, hazel, hawthorn and blackthorn; Roesel's bush cricket; great spotted woodpecker; gatekeeper butterfly.
 
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

By the Golden Bridge at east end of Charville Lane, North Hayes, or take the path leading from the end of Sharvel Lane.

Unstaffed

Open at all times

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Site status

Site of Metropolitan Importance; Local Nature Reserve

 

Species and habitats

Habitats
Woodland

Nearby nature reserves

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

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Reserve information

Location
Charville Lane, North Hayes
Hillingdon
Greater London
UB4 8PA
Map reference
TQ097838
Great for...
birdwatching
Best time to visit
Apr - Jul
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Opening Times
Open at all times.
Access
Yes

Contact the Trust for access information.
Walking information
No wheelchair access.
Parking
Some parking available at the top end of Charville Lane.
Dogs
Dogs allowed
Grazing animals
No
Reserve manager
London Wildlife Trust
Tel: 02072610447
enquiries@wildlondon.org.uk

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