Ellerman Avenue off A314 Hanworth Road. Bus, H22, 110, 111, 481 some distance from bus stop Train station: Whitton (London)
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. www.wildlondon.org.uk/volunteer 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: