Yeading Brook Meadows
Know before you go
There are several entrances along The Greenway, and one in Shakespeare Avenue. Buses 90, 696 and 697 stop in Kingshill Avenue near the northern boundary, and buses 140, 697 and E8 stop along Yeading Lane at the southern end. The nearest railway station, Hayes and Harlington, is a 30-minute walk away. The Hillingdon Trail runs through the site.
This large site has varied terrain unsuitable for wheelchairs. There is parking along The Greenway, on the site’s eastern edge. It is usually possible to park near the main access points. There is a surfaced footpath between the eastern and western sections of Shakespeare Avenue; other footpaths are unsurfaced.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitApril to September
About the reserve
The meadows comprise a wide area of species-rich grassland bordering the shallow Yeading Brook. The reserve is south of Ten Acre Wood, another London Wildlife Trust reserve, and comprises a key element of an enjoyable day out exploring this peaceful river. Significant habitat restoration has been undertaken on this stretch of the Yeading Brook, enabling wildlife to flourish.
History of Yeading Brook Meadows
A dedicated volunteer group have worked tirelessly to conserve this area for 30 years and have helped it win designation as a Local Nature Reserve. The site has been managed by the Trust since 1987, in an agreement with Hillingdon Council.
Management of Yeading Brook Meadows
The Yeading Brook is being restored for wildlife as part of the long-running Crane Valley Project, which is creating river meanders, backwaters, clearing scrub and investigating barriers to fish migration. Grassland habitats are managed by the control of unwanted plants, targeted meadow cutting and scrub clearance.
Status of Yeading Brook Meadows
Part of a Site of Metropolitan Importance, Local Nature Reserve, Metropolitan Green Belt
Volunteer with Yeading Brook Meadows's team
To find out about the next session contact Simon Hawkins on 07772 821 134 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get involved at Yeading Brook Meadows
Grasslands in west London benefit from £37k grant
Boost from Heathrow Community Fund for London Wildlife Trust’s conservation work in Hillingdon.
River opens for wildlife at Stafford Road Open Space
Joint project with Hillingdon Council and Environment Agency helps improve wildlife habitats on the Yeading Brook
Hillingdon wildlife gets a boost with £30,000 grant
Veolia Environmental Trust grant enables London Wildlife Trust volunteers to improve Yeading Brook Meadows