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Bedfont Lakes Country Park, Hounslow

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Bedfont Lakes Country Park is a 72.5-hectare Local Nature Reserve and Site of Metropolitan Importance for Nature Conservation in Bedfont in the London Borough of Hounslow.
The land had been Fawn's Manor Farm, and was owned by the Duke of St Albans until it was purchased by William Sherborn in 1780. Until the 1920s it supplied London with produce, and gravel extraction took place from the 1860s. From the 1950s until 1973 it was used as a landfill site for domestic and industrial waste, and polluted lakes remained after it was closed. In 1988 Hounslow Council secured the development of the area as a country park as a planning condition for development of the surrounding area.
The site has lakes, wetlands, wildflower meadows and woodland. There are over 350 species of plants, including field scabious, lady's bedstraw and black poplar. There are also 156 species of birds, 124 of moths, 97 of fungi and 20 mammals.
There are car parks in Bedfont Road and Clockhouse Lane.
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  • This was a wonderful discovery. There is extensive green space, surrounding attractive lakes. There are open spaces and secluded corners; there is some contouring. You can walk, run, sit, play...  more »
  • Very nice park with lovely views and two good children playground areas. A lot of outdoor sport equipment to do physical exercises. Good for cycling and walking. Unfortunately the outdoor table...  more »
  • Great place for kids and adults. Its very big park. Great dizayn but kids areas, there are lots of humps and bumps especially kids playing area. The kids playing area definitely should be refurbished. We Loved the animals (ducks,swans,fish...etc.)
  • Wonderful nature open space, full of fowl, tree's and water. All right along Heathrow airport. So much wild grounds around airport, 3rd runway will allow even more nature to flourish.
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