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Access to site Car parks at end of Packet Boat Lane or along Old Mill Lane. By road From Cowley Road, turn down Iver Lane and take the third left down Old Mill Lane. Parking available on right hand side adjacent to picnic area. By public transport n Bus: 222 to Cowley High Street/ Station Road. n Rail: West Drayton Station. Situated between the River Colne and Frays River, Little Britain Lake is a safe haven for a variety of water birds and a lovely place for a summer stroll. Type of habitat Lake, river, scrub. Location Packet Boat Lane, Cowley. Best time to visit All year round. Size of reserve 5.8ha (14 acres). Walk time 1 hour. Access on site Mostly surfaced paths, some unsurfaced. Wheelchair access to parts of the site. Walking links Cowley ‘Trails of Discovery’ walk encircles the site. Regular Healthy Walk around Little Britain Lake. Cycling is not permitted on site. OS map ref. TQ 049 813. Postcode UB8 2JR. FINDING THE RESERVE Little Britain Lake Countryside and Conservation Officer’s tip “Take a slow walk around the site to enjoy the birds and other wildlife – and make sure you bring a picnic!” Visit the lake to see the winter wildfowl migrants that spend the winter here. Flocks of birds roam the woodland and scrub – blue, great, coal and long-tailed tits, goldcrests and treecreepers. Enjoy walking by the water and splashing in the ford on a hot day. Look out for breeding birds and heronry on the island. Spring Summer Autumn Winter Gadwall Grey heron Shoveler Great crested grebes Explore the Colne Valley Managed by London Borough of Hillingdon

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  • Access to site Car parks at endof Packet Boat Lane or along OldMill Lane.

    By road From Cowley Road, turndown Iver Lane and take the thirdleft down Old Mill Lane. Parkingavailable on right hand sideadjacent to picnic area.

    By public transport n Bus: 222 to Cowley High Street/Station Road.

    n Rail: West Drayton Station.

    Situated between theRiver Colne andFrays River, LittleBritain Lake is a safehaven for a variety of water birds and a lovely place for asummer stroll.

    Type of habitatLake, river, scrub.

    Location Packet Boat Lane,Cowley.

    Best time to visitAll year round.

    Size of reserve5.8ha (14 acres).

    Walk time 1 hour.

    Access on siteMostly surfaced paths, someunsurfaced. Wheelchair access toparts of the site.

    Walking links Cowley ‘Trails ofDiscovery’ walk encircles the site.Regular Healthy Walk aroundLittle Britain Lake.

    Cycling is not permitted on site.

    OS map ref. TQ 049 813.

    Postcode UB8 2JR.

    FINDING THE RESERVE

    Little Britain Lake

    Countryside andConservation Officer’s tip“Take a slow walk around thesite to enjoy the birds andother wildlife – and makesure you bring a picnic!”

    Visit the lake to see the winterwildfowl migrants that spend thewinter here.

    Flocks of birds roam the woodlandand scrub – blue, great, coal andlong-tailed tits, gold crests andtreecreepers.

    Enjoy walking by the water andsplashing in the ford on a hot day.

    Look out for breeding birds andheronry on the island.

    Spring

    Summer

    Autumn

    Winter

    Gadwall

    Grey heron

    Shoveler

    Great crested grebes

    Exp

    lore

    the Colne

    Valley

    Managed by London Borough of Hillingdon

  • River Colne

    River Colne

    Ickenham

    Rickmansworth

    Moor Park

    Croxley

    Gerrards Cross

    HigherDenham

    Denham

    West Ruislip

    Ickenham

    Hillingdon

    Uxbridge

    West DraytonIver

    Langley

    Gran

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    River Colne

    River Colne

    Grand Union Canal

    Grand Union Canal

    HILLINGDON

    YIEWSLEY

    WEST DRAYTON

    UXBRIDGE

    RUISLIP

    NORTHWOOD

    RICKMANSWORTH

    GERRARDS CROSS

    ChalfontSt Peter

    Stoke Poges

    ChalfontCommon

    ChalfontSt Giles

    SLOUGH

    Harefield

    DenhamM40

    A4007

    A412

    A4020

    M40

    A40

    A413

    A412

    M25

    A412

    A4115

    A404

    M25

    M25

    M4A4

    Stocker’s LakeNature Reserve

    Old Park WoodNature Reserve

    Broadwater LakeNature Reserve

    Denham Lock WoodNature Reserve

    Frays Farm MeadowsNature Reserve

    Uxbridge AldergladeNature Reserve

    Minet Country Park

    Frays Island and Mabey’sMeadow Nature Reserve

    DenhamCountry Park

    Little BritainLake

    The Colne Valley Parkis the first real tasteof countryside to the west of Londoncomprising a mosaicof farmland,woodlandand water, with 200 miles of river and canal and over 60 lakes.

    For more information onLittle Britain Lake pleasecontact:

    The Green Spaces TeamLondon Borough of Hillingdon 4W/08 Civic CentreHigh StreetUxbridgeUB8 1UW

    Tel: 01895 556000Email: [email protected]

    hillingdon.gov.ukwww.hillingdon.gov.uk

    These factsheets have been producedby Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust (Registered in England: 816710; Registered Charity: 239863)

    with funding from the City Bridge Trust

    Want to see more? Then why not try:n Minet Country Park,

    Hayes

    n Frays Island & Mabey’sMeadow, West Drayton

    n Uxbridge Alderglade,Uxbridge

    Little Britain LakeExp

    lore

    the Colne

    Valley

    Colne Valley Park

    n Mapping Individual site location maps based on maps supplied by Location Maps Ltd PU100029016 / (0800) 731 4084; Colne Valley map by TU Ink, © Crown copyright and database right 2012Ordnance Survey 100048466 n Photography by Rich Andrews/CVL Birding, London Borough of Hillingdon, Andrew Palmer, Neil Phillips, Steve Waterhouse n Design by Wildcat Design