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Uxbridge Grove

A remnant of an old Victorian garden, the site is now developing into a site of increasing value for wildlife, aided by the presence of wetland areas

Uxbridge Grove is a small but important oak woodland site in Hillingdon borough with a series of ponds attractive to a range of amphibians.

The woodland consists of trees such as ash, yew and sycamore, in addition to some veteran oaks, while several clearings and an area of grassland which attracts butterflies and other invertebrates.


Species you can see at Uxbridge Grove

Amphibians: Common frog, smooth newt, common toad

Birds: Long-tailed tit, jay

Invertebrates: Speckled wood, peacock, holly blue

Plants: Reed sweet-grass, yellow flag, water-plantain, water-starwort, rowan, hawthorn, yew, ragged-robin


Facilities at Uxbridge Grove

There are no public facilities at the reserve but the Red Lion pub on Royal Lane and a café on the Uxbridge Road are a five-minute walk north.


How to get to Uxbridge Grove

The entrance is at the end of the Robinwood Grove cul-de-sac. Buses 427 and A10 stop in Hillingdon Hill, a 10-minute walk away. Uxbridge (Piccadilly and Metropolitan lines) is the nearest station, a 30-minute walk away.


Opening times for Uxbridge Grove

The reserve is open at all times.


Accessibility at Uxbridge Grove

The main footpath around the reserve is well surfaced, with a boardwalk at one point and a viewing platform by the main pond, although there is a slope near the entrance.


Status of Uxbridge Grove

Site of Borough Importance for Nature Conservation


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Robinwood Grove Uxbridge
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2.07 hectares
No dogs allowed
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Simon Hawkins
Tel: 020 3897 6153