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PARKS AND OPEN SPACES

Crane Park

many rare spiders, bees, wasps and beetles. It’s a great place for enjoying the feel of the countryside in the middle of the city.

Just east of Hanworth is the Crane Park Nature Reserve, a nature conservation area once the site of Hounslow gunpowder mills. Straddling the boroughs of Hounslow and Richmond-upon-Thames, the reserve is a mosaic of woodland, scrub and reed beds. The park takes the name of the River Crane, which flows through it, with riverbanks home to thriving colonies of woodpeckers, kingfishers, marsh frogs and the rare water vole. The borough has many more parks and open spaces. Search www.hounslow.gov.uk/visithounslow for more details.

In the west is another multi awardwinning park, Bedfont Lakes County Park, a designated nature reserve. It hosts Walks for Health and community events, and every week free, timed 5km park runs. In 2015 a new children’s playground opened on the north side of the park. Hanworth Park is another local nature conservation site measuring 165 acres. It’s great for long walks, jogging, cycling, playing football and rugby. The Longford River flows through part of the site.

Lampton Park

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Hounslow Pocket Guide 2015  

Published in partnership with the London Borough of Hounslow. 20,000 copies printed and distributed in July/August 2015.

Hounslow Pocket Guide 2015  

Published in partnership with the London Borough of Hounslow. 20,000 copies printed and distributed in July/August 2015.

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