Access to site Car parks at endof Packet Boat Lane or along
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
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
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
Look out for breeding birds andheronry on the island.
Great crested grebes
Managed by London Borough of Hillingdon
Grand Union Canal
Grand Union Canal
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
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]
These factsheets have been producedby Herts & Middlesex
Wildlife Trust (Registered in England: 816710; Registered Charity:
with funding from the City Bridge Trust
Want to see more? Then why not try:n Minet Country Park,
n Frays Island & Mabey’sMeadow, West Drayton
n Uxbridge Alderglade,Uxbridge
Little Britain LakeExp
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