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Quiet site (except on some weekends) of mixed deciduous woodland, one large lake, two smaller ponds, open grassland and scrub and some heathland (gorse, silver birch etc.). The site is approximately half a mile square, rising up from just north of the line of the Uxbridge Road to the south. Forms part of a wider rural and semi-rural area bounded to the north by the Grim's Dyke that includes Belmont Golf Course, Stanmore Country Park and Common, Harrow Weald Common and the farmland south of Old Redding.

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Directions

Northwest of central Stanmore; access from Priory Drive, Aylmer Drive, Old Lodge Way, Bentley Way, Masefield Avenue and also by footpath from Common Road to the north and Clamp Hill to the west.
Public transport: Stanmore tube (Jubilee line), buses 142, H12 and 340 (plus others). Parking is possible near to several of the access points.

Parking

Easy around most of the access points.

Facilities

None on site. Pub, shops, restaurants etc. in Stanmore and in Old Redding and Stanmore Hill. Also Brockhurst Corner.

Key Areas / Routes

Summerhouse Lake, scrub to north-west of site (sit at the top of the ridge near the gun implacement and scan the treetops for raptors etc. and the sky overhead for passage migrants). The areas of rabbit-eaten grass look promising for Ring Ouzel but I am not aware of any recent sightings.

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