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Old Park Wood

Possibly the most varied piece of woodland in Middlesex, with fantastic wildflower displays in spring.

The highlight of the wood is the abundance of flowers in spring. Bluebells form a stunning carpet, along with yellow archangel, lesser celandine, wood anemone and the uncommon coralroot bittercress. Golden saxifrage and marsh marigolds grow on stream banks and around the pond. The pond is also important for dragonflies and amphibians. The wood is rich in invertebrates and birds, including all three British species of woodpecker.

 

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Reserve information

Location
Behind Harefield Hospital
Harefield
Middlesex
UB9 6UX
Map reference
TQ 049 913
Great for...
ancient trees
birdwatching
spring flowers
Best time to visit
Apr - Jul
Get directions
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
7.70 hectares
Living Landscape schemes
Colne Valley Living Landscape
Access
Access at all times. Muddy during winter, with one section of steep steps.
Walking information
Wellingtons required in wet weather. Close to: LOOP Walk Section 13, Grand Union Canal towpath; HIllingdon Trail; Colne Valley Park
Parking
Park near Hill End Road allotments.
Dogs
Dogs allowed
Reserve manager
Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01727 858901
info@hmwt.org