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Ingrebourne Valley
LNR Type: Urban
County: Greater London
Natural England
Regional Team:
East of England
Year of Declaration: 2006
Declaring Authority: London Borough of Havering
Area (Ha): Click here to open the site map (new window). Once displayed, click on the site to see area and other details.
Grid Reference: TQ 540 850 TQ 5304 840
Location: Hornchurch. RM12 6PB
Owned by: London Borough of Havering
Managed by: London Borough of Havering

 (click the image to view the full size version in a new window)Ing Marshes, Hornchurch

SSSI Type: Biological
Link to site map: Click here to open the site map from the MAGIC web site.
How to get there: The site can be accessed locally by foot or cycle.
Road: Hacton Lane is off the main A124 Upminster Road.
Buses: 193, 256, 165, 287 and 372.
Tube stations are Hornchurch and Upminster Bridge which are approx. a mile away from the site.

Visitor facilities: The Ingrebourne Valley LNR has a car park at its northern most tip off Hacton Lane, and in Hornchurch Country Park Squadrons Approach off Airfield Way.
A ranger service is present within Hornchurch Country Park.
A green link surfaced path, bridleway and cycleway allows access through the site alongside the River Ingrebourne. It is accessible by pushchairs and wheelchairs.
Local schools can arrange river studies event via the LBH Environmetal Education Officer (in the environmental strategy department)
The site also has an apiary run by Romford Beekeeping association.
There are no toilets or refreshments on site.
What to see: The local nature reserve provides an excellent opportunity to explore and view a full range of habitats including secondary woodland, rough grassland, acid grassland, river, marshes, wetland grazing, and reedbeds.
Important for a wide range of plants, animals, birds including an active heronry, insects, and reptiles.
Species include great crested newt, slow worm, harvest mouse, water vole, bumblebees, green woodpecker, grey partridge, house martin, pochard, reed bunting, skylark and song thrush.
Volunteer and 'Friends of' groups: Friends of Ingleborune Valley and Hornchurch Country Park
Contacts for further information and how to get involved: Hornchurch Ranger Service. Tel: 01708 554451. Ingrebourne Valley Project Manager.
Tel: 01708 432874.
or try
Havering Borough Council
Parks and Openspaces
Tel: 01708 434743
General enquiries
Tel 01708 434343
Website address and other links:
alternatively try and search for Ingrebourne Valley Local Nature Reserve

Last updated 25/03/2015
Additional information:

 (click the image to view the full size version in a new window)Gun turret


 (click the image to view the full size version in a new window)Cows grazing the marshes
Photo credit: Natural England


 (click the image to view the full size version in a new window)Walk along Sutton Parkway heading north along the River Ingrebourne


 (click the image to view the full size version in a new window)LNR sign at view point car park
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