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The Chase - Barking
LNR Type: Urban Fringe
County: Greater London
Natural England
Regional Team:
East of England
Year of Declaration: 2003
Declaring Authority: Borough of Barking & Dagenham
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 515 857
Location: The Chase, Dagenham. RM17 OSS
Owned by: Borough of Barking & Dagenham
Managed by: London Wildlife Trust on behalf of London Borough of Barking & Dagenham
Link to site map: Click here to open the site map from the MAGIC web site.
How to get there: By Car - The Chase, off Upper Rainham Road the main A125, Dagenham.
Trains - Dagenham Heathway
District Line train to Dagenham Heathway Station
Bus number 174 to Farmhouse Tavern.
Visitor facilities: Car parking for the Chase Local Nature Reserve is available off of Dagenham Road and is clearly signposted.
Access points consist of either squeeze barriers or stiles but there is no formal path network across the site.
Next to The Chase - Havering, but declared by Barking as separate LNR.
What to see: Offers a diverse mix of habitats. Shallow wetlands, woodland, grassland and the River Rom support an abundance of wildlife.
Kingfishers, skylark, little ringed plover and lapwing all breed here but The Chase is best known for its rare visitors during the migration periods such as pine bunting, great snipe and spotted crake.
Other animals include water voles, great crested newts, slow worms and badgers.
Volunteer and 'Friends of' groups: Barking and Dagenham Conservation Volunteers is run by Rangers Service.
Tel: 0208 2272332
or see the attached link for further information.

The Friends of The Chase group.
Contacts for further information and how to get involved: London Borough of Barking and Dagenham General enquiries
Phone: 020 8215 3000

Website address and other links:
alternatively try and search for The Chase Local Nature Reserves

Last updated 25/03/2015
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