Fox Wood

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Fox Wood is a 2.25 hectare Local Nature Reserve and Site of Borough Importance for Nature Conservation, Grade 1, in Ealing in the London Borough of Ealing. It is owned and managed by Ealing Council.[1][2][3][4]

The site was part of Fox Reservoir, which was opened in 1888 and drained in 1943 to prevent it being used as a navigational aid for German bombers in World War II. The area was acquired by the Municipal Borough of Ealing in 1949 for public open space.[5] Part of it is ancient woodland, and other areas are on the sloping area of the drained reservoir. It has a variety of plant species, including wood anemones, wood avens and garlic mustard.[1][3]

There is access from Hillcrest Road, Fox Lane and Sandall Road.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Fox Wood". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. 4 March 2013. Retrieved 18 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Map of Fox Wood". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. Retrieved 18 May 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Fox Wood and Hanger Hill Park". Greenspace Information for Greater London. 2013. Retrieved 18 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "iGiGL data portal (map)". Greenspace Information for Greater London. Retrieved 18 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Hanger Hill Park, including Fox Wood". London Parks and Gardens Trust. Retrieved 18 May 2014. 

Coordinates: 51°31′35″N 0°17′56″W / 51.5264°N 0.2990°W / 51.5264; -0.2990