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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: Harrow Nature Conservation Forum
Wardens: John Hollingdale and Margaret Huitson
Phone: 020 8863 2077
Email hollhu@yahoo.co.uk
www.harrowncf.org/SC_home.html
Contacts for further information and how to get involved: London Borough of Harrow
Open spaces: streets, parks
Tel 0208 901 2600
Email publicrealm@harrow.gov.uk
or
General enquiries
Tel 020 8863 5611
Website address and other links: www.harrow.gov.uk/info/200073/parks_and_open_spaces/2230/parks_in_harrow/36
alternatively try
www.harrow.gov.uk and search for Stanmore Common Local Nature Reserve





Last updated 07/03/13
 
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