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Crane Park Island
LNR Type: Urban
County: Greater London
Natural England
Regional Team:
East of England
Year of Declaration: 1990
Declaring Authority: Boroughs of Hounslow and Richmond-upon-Thames
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 128 727
Location: Ellerman Avenue or Great Chertsey Road . TW2 6AA
Owned by: London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
Managed by: London Wildlife Trust

Shot Tower in summer. Photo credit: Alexandra Robb

River dippers. Photo credit: Alexandra Robb

Link to site map: Click here to open the site map from the MAGIC web site.
How to get there: Ellerman Avenue off A314 Hanworth Road.
Bus, H22, 110, 111, 481 some distance from bus stop
Train station: Whitton (London)
Visitor facilities: There are entrances by footpath via Ellerman Avenue or Great Chertsey Road The reserve is open at all times, while the Shot Tower is open on the first and last Sunday of each month, and for special events.
Shot Tower, has toilets and educational displays.
What to see: Once the old Hounslow Gunpowder Mills, this island is now a peaceful haven surrounded by the River Crane.
Habitats include grassland, wet woodland, reedbed and a pond. Animals include kingfishers, water voles and frogs.
Volunteer and 'Friends of' groups: Crane Park Island Volunteers- - managed by London Wildlife Trust.
The last Sunday of the month, sessions start at 10.30am and 1.30pm. Number of volunteers needed, as many as possible
Contact: Alex Robb tel 07702 669 888

Contacts for further information and how to get involved: London Wildlife Trust
Tel: 020 7261 0447
London Borough of Hounslow
Tel: 0845 456 2796
or try
Richmond Borough Council's Customer Service Team
Tel 08456 122 660

Website address and other links:
alternatively try and search for Crane Park Island Local Nature Reserve

Last updated 23/03/2015
Additional information:

Willow and Shot Tower
Photo credit: Alexandra Robb


Photo credit: Alexandra Robb


Wind in the willows
Photo credit: Alexandra Robb

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