Little Britain Lake - Colne Valley Regional Park

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Little Britain Lake - Colne Valley Regional Park
Explore the Colne Valley
Situated between the
River Colne and
Frays River, Little
Britain Lake is a safe
haven for a variety
of water birds and
a lovely place for a
summer stroll.
Type of habitat
Lake, river, scrub.
Location Packet Boat Lane,
Little Britain Lake
FINDING THE RESERVE
Spring
Look out for breeding birds and
heronry on the island.
Summer
Cowley.
Best time to visit
Enjoy walking by the water and
splashing in the ford on a hot day.
All year round.
Size of reserve
5.8ha (14 acres).
Autumn
Access on site
Flocks of birds roam the woodland
and scrub – blue, great, coal and
long-tailed tits, goldcrests and
treecreepers.
Walk time 1 hour.
Mostly surfaced paths, some
unsurfaced. Wheelchair access to
parts of the site.
Walking links Cowley ‘Trails of
Discovery’ walk encircles the site.
Regular Healthy Walk around
Little Britain Lake.
Shoveler
Winter
Cycling is not permitted on site.
OS map ref. TQ 049 813.
Postcode UB8 2JR.
Great crested grebes
Grey heron
Access to site Car parks at end
of Packet Boat Lane or along Old
Mill Lane.
By road From Cowley Road, turn
Gadwall
down Iver Lane and take the third
left down Old Mill Lane. Parking
available on right hand side
adjacent to picnic area.
Visit the lake to see the winter
wildfowl migrants that spend the
winter here.
Countryside and
Conservation Officer’s tip
“Take a slow walk around the
site to enjoy the birds and
other wildlife – and make
sure you bring a picnic!”
By public transport
n Bus: 222 to Cowley High Street/
Station Road.
n Rail: West Drayton Station.
Managed by London Borough of Hillingdon
M25
Want to see more?
Then why not try:
Croxley
A412
n Uxbridge Alderglade,
A40
4
NORTHWOOD
Old Park Wood
Nature Reserve
Harefield
d
an
Gr
io
Un
nC
a
an
e
Coln
River
Chalfont
St Peter
l
3
A41
Broadwater Lake
Nature Reserve
lne
River Co
Gerrards Cross
Denham
Higher
Denham
RUISLIP
A40
GERRARDS CROSS
Denham
Country Park
M4
0
West Ruislip
Denham
M40
0
02
A4
Stoke Poges
Denham Lock Wood
Nature Reserve
Frays Farm
Meadows
Nature Reserve
Ickenham
Ickenham
Uxbridge
Alderglade
Nature
Reserve
Hillingdon
Uxbridge
A4
12
Tel: 01895 556000
Email: [email protected]
hillingdon.gov.uk
www.hillingdon.gov.uk
Moor Park
Chalfont
Common
Uxbridge
The Green Spaces Team
London Borough of Hillingdon
4W/08 Civic Centre
High Street
Uxbridge
UB8 1UW
Gr
an
d
Stocker’s Lake
Nature Reserve
Meadow, West Drayton
For more information on
Little Britain Lake please
contact:
lne
River Co
A41
15
Chalfont
St Giles
2
A41
n Frays Island & Mabey’s
Rickmansworth
Un
io
n
RICKMANSWORTH
n Minet Country Park,
Hayes
Ca
na
l
The Colne Valley Park
is the first real taste
of countryside to
the west of London
comprising a mosaic
of farmland, woodland
and water, with
200 miles of river
and canal and over
60 lakes.
M25
Explore the Colne Valley
Little Britain Lake
UXBRIDGE
(Registered in England: 816710; Registered Charity: 239863)
Colne Valley
Park
HILLINGDON
e
Coln
M25
These factsheets have been produced
by Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust
r
Rive
A4007
Minet
Country
Park
Little
Britain
Lake
YIEWSLEY
with funding from the City Bridge Trust
Grand
Langley
SLOUGH
A4
Iver
Union
West Drayton
Canal
Frays Island and Mabey’s
Meadow Nature Reserve
WEST DRAYTON
M4
n Mapping Individual site location maps based on maps supplied by Location Maps Ltd PU100029016 / (0800) 731 4084; Colne Valley map by TU Ink, © Crown copyright and database right 2012
Ordnance Survey 100048466 n Photography by Rich Andrews/CVL Birding, London Borough of Hillingdon, Andrew Palmer, Neil Phillips, Steve Waterhouse n Design by Wildcat Design