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Yeading Brook Meadows

A space to enjoy wild flowers and go insect spotting within the Yeading Valley.

A space to enjoy wild flowers and go insect spotting within the Yeading Valley.

Wild flowers and grasses dominate this meadow, hosting an array of insect life from Roesel's bush-cricket and shield bugs to skipper butterflies and moths.

A walk in the Yeading Valley reveals contrasts which underline the great value of what remains unspoilt.

On the edge of the green space much has been lost to housing estates, railway yards and airport. The density of the housing contrasts sharply with the 'green lung' of the open space.

Even within the open fields, summer reveals the difference between the unspoilt meadows, and those which have lost much of their charm because of more intensive use.

The Yeading Brook itself changes in character as it flows down the valley: Barren concrete channels and realigned sections with steep, straight banks contrast with the more natural stretches.


Habitats you'll see



Species you might spot

Roesel's bush-cricket, shield bugs, skipper butterflies; skylark and snipe; five-spotted burnet moth; narrow-leaved water-dropwort, common spotted orchid; common frog.

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 next to the Greenway, North Hayes.


Open at all times.


Site status

Site of Metropolitan Importance; Local Nature Reserve.


Species and habitats


Nearby nature reserves

Ten Acre Wood
1 miles - London Wildlife Trust
Gutteridge Wood
1 miles - London Wildlife Trust
Ickenham Marsh
2 miles - London Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Greenway, Yeading
Greater London
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Best time to visit
Apr - Sep
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Opening Times
Open at all times.
17.00 hectares
Local Nature Reserve (LNR)

Terrain can be difficult, please contact the Trust for access information.
Walking information
No wheelchair access.
Street level parking available in estate roads.
Dogs allowed
Grazing animals
Reserve manager
Roger Taylor
Tel: 01895 448 028