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The Manor
LNR Type: Urban
County: Greater London
Natural England
Regional Team:
East of England
Year of Declaration: 2005
Declaring Authority: London Borough of Havering
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 550 930 TQ 555 923
Location: Settle Road, Harold Hill, RM3 9XR
Owned by: London Borough of Havering
Managed by: London Borough of Havering

 (click the image to view the full size version in a new window)Bluebells in Duck Wood

Fallow deer in Hatters Wood

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Link to site map: Click here to open the site map from the MAGIC web site.
How to get there: The nearest roads are Settle Road and Sheffield Drive, situated just off the main A12 Colchester Road.
The site can be accessed locally by foot or cycle.
Bus: 174, 294, 496
Nearest Train: Brentwood.
Visitor facilities: Car park in Dagnam Park entrance in Settle Road. Limited on road car parking is available around the LNR sites including Duck Wood along Sheffield Drive.
A gravel footpath forms a loop through Duck wood allowing push chairs to be taken around the site. It is accessible at all times.
Dagnam Park is accessible on foot from a wide range of points around the site including the main entrance on Settle Road.
There are no toilets or facilities on site.
Regular events held.
What to see: Dagnam Park is of particular interest as it is a historic Repton landscape which is made up of acid and neutral grassland along with ancient and secondary woodland. It has an English Heritage listed ancient moat site. Duck wood is an ancient coppice woodland which has a magnificent display of bluebells in April/ May throughout the woodland floor. A wide and diverse range of habitats, including hedgerows, ponds andlakes, can be explored on this site using the many informal paths which meander through the area.
Species include great crested newts, harvest mouse, bumblebees, stag beetle, green wood pecker, house martin, skylark and song thrush.

Volunteer and 'Friends of' groups: The Friends of Dagnam Park
Contacts for further information and how to get involved: London Borough of Havering
Tel 01708 434743
or try
General enquiries
Telephone: 01708 434343
Website address and other links:
alternatively try and search for The Manor Local Nature Reserve

Last updated 25/03/2015
Additional information:

 (click the image to view the full size version in a new window)Wellingtonia in Dagnam Park


 (click the image to view the full size version in a new window)Common spotted orchid in Dagnam Park meadow


 (click the image to view the full size version in a new window)Duck Wood path in spring
Photo credit: Natural England

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