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Uxbridge Alderglade

A small urban nature reserve along a former railway embankment, bordered by the ancient Shires ditch and Frays River, where kingfishers hunt.

Uxbridge Alderglade is an area of wet woodland and marshland along an old disused railway embankment. The trees are dominated by mature crack willow and alder. Along the railway bank species such as birds-foot trefoil and small toadflax can be found. Mammals such as stoats, weasels, moles and foxes have been recorded on the reserve as well as several species of bat, including the uncommon Brandt's bat. The alder trees support flocks of siskins as winter visitors and both kestrel and sparrowhawk are frequently seen overhead in summer.


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Reserve information

Off the B467 towards Uxbridge
Map reference
TQ 057 853
Best time to visit
Apr - Aug
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Open at all times
2.90 hectares
Living Landscape schemes
Colne Valley Living Landscape

Access at all times.
Walking information
Closeby: Grand Union Canal towpath; LOOP Walk Section 12; Colne Valley Park;' Colne Valley Trail
Park on Braybourne Close, a cul-de-sac. Reserve entrance at end of cul-de-sac.
Dogs allowed
Reserve manager
Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01727 858901