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Stanmore Country Park
LNR Type: Urban Fringe
County: Greater London
Natural England
Regional Team:
East of England
Year of Declaration: 1995
Declaring Authority: London Borough of Harrow
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 173 928
Location: Kerry Avenue and Dennis Lane. HA7 4NN
Owned by: London Borough of Harrow
Managed by: London Borough of Harrow and a local group
Link to site map: Click here to open the site map from the MAGIC web site.
How to get there: Situated off London Road (A410) Stanmore.
Tube- Stanmore station
Visitor facilities: Car Park
Picnic Benches
What to see: Stanmore Country Park is a large nature reserve immediately north of Stanmore town centre.
The acidic grassland community is dominated by common bent and Yorkshire fog. Damper areas are dominated by tussocks of tufted hair grass.
A striking feature of the grassland, particularly in John Hallís field, are the many raised nests of the Yellow Hill Ant Lasius flavus.
Most of the woodland is formed largely of relatively young oak, birch and sycamore, with sporadic occurrences of rowan, holly, english elm, hawthorn and elder in the shrub layer. The wild service tree, which is relatively rare in London, is also found.
Supporting a varied selection of birds, mammals and insects.
Volunteer and 'Friends of' groups: The Country Park has a Voluntary Warden and workdays are organised on a regular basis. If you would like to become involved, contact John Hollingdale at Harrow Nature Conservation Forum.
Tel: 020 8863 2077
Contacts for further information and how to get involved: London Borough of Harrow
Parks in Harrow
Tel: 020 8901 2600

Website address and other links:
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Last updated 24/03/2015
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