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Bedford's Park
 
LNR Type: Urban
County: Greater London
Natural England
Regional Team:
London
Year of Declaration: 2009
Declaring Authority: London Borough of Havering
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Grid Reference: TQ 520 922
Location: Broxhill Road, Havering-atte-Bower, Essex, RM4 1QH
Owned by: London Borough of Havering
Managed by: Essex Wildlife Trust
Link to site map: Click here to open the site map from the MAGIC web site.
How to get there: Broxhill Road, off the B175 Orange Tree Hill.
Junction 28 M25.
Visitor facilities: Vehicle entrance is off Broxhill Road, opposite the white water tower, just to the east of Havering-atte- Bower. The main footpath is in the south-west corner on Lower Bedfords Road. There are other footpaths, bridleway and cycleway entrances off Lower Bedfords Road
Facilities: Shop selling toys and gifts, snacks and hot drinks. Seating area, toilets, disabled parking and access to visitor centre and disabled toilets.
What to see: The Park has wonderful wildflower meadows where you will find Cockoo Flower, Pignut and Ragged Robin in the Spring. There is varied woodland, several ponds and a lake, as well as a captive herd of Red Deer. Wild deer are often seen (Fallow, Roe and Muntjac). The meadows and ponds provide superb habitats for a variety of invertebrates including a really wide variety of butterflies, dragonflies and damselflies.
Volunteer and 'Friends of' groups: Essex Wildlife Trust
www.essexwt.org.uk/get_involved/volunteering/
For further information please contact Patricia Norris - Volunteer Co-ordinator on 01621 862977 or email patrician@essexwt.org.uk
Contacts for further information and how to get involved: Bedfords Park Visitor Centre
Telephone: 01708 748646
or
Essex Wildlife Trust
Tel 01621 862960
Email admin@essexwt.org.uk
or try
The London Borough of Havering
Telephone: 01708 434343
Website address and other links: www.essexwt.org.uk/reserves/bedfords-park
or
www.havering.gov.uk and search for Bedford's Park Local Nature Reserve





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