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LNR Type: Urban
County: Greater London
Natural England
Regional Team:
East of England
Year of Declaration: 2002
Declaring Authority: London Borough of Bexley
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 495 002
Location: Belvedere Road, Abbey Wood. SE28
Owned by: Thames Water
Managed by: Thames Water Utilities Ltd
Link to site map: Click here to open the site map from the MAGIC web site.
How to get there: Part of Erith Marshes. North of Eastern Way (A2016) east of Crossness Sewage Treatment Works on Belvedere Road, Abbey Wood.
Rail - Abbey Wood Rail Station (then a 229 to Crossway and walk along Thames Path) or Belvedere Rail Station (then a 401 bus to Eastern Way) to join the reserve from Norman Road entrance
Bus - Norman Road: 180, 401, 601, Thamesview Golf Course (Summerton Way): 229, 177, 401, 472
Visitor facilities: One hide for members.
No toilets on reserve.
An artificial sand martin wall, a bat cave, a boardwalk through the reedbeds and a pond with a pond-dipping platform.
Toilets and parking available at Thamesview Golf Club, Summerton Way, Thamesmead, by permission of club. Food is also available. Approx. 1 km walk to reserve.
What to see: A network of ditches and open water, scrub and rough grassland. The reserve is a water vole stronghold, and over 130 different species of bird have been recorded at Crossness Nature Reserve. A number of rare aquatic and terrestrial invertebrates are present, as well as some important flora species.
Volunteer and 'Friends of' groups: Friends of Crossness Nature Reserve Scheme’ please contact the Crossness Nature Reserve Manager
Contacts for further information and how to get involved: Nature Reserve Manager on 07747 643958
Website address and other links:
alternatively try and search for Crossness Local Nature Reserve

Last updated 23/03/2015
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