Ingrebourne Valley

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Ingrebourne Valley is a local nature reserve (LNR) in Hornchurch in the London Borough of Havering. It is owned and managed by Havering Council. Most of it is in Hornchurch Country Park west of the River Ingrebourne, but there are also areas north and south of the park which are part of the LNR. It has a wide range of habitats, including woodland, grassland, the river and marshes. It is an important site for a range of species of plants, animals and birds, including great crested newts, slow worms, the harvest mouse and the water vole.[1][2]

It has a complicated relationship with other nature reserves in the area. Hornchurch Country Park is a Site of Borough Importance for Nature Conservation, Grade I,[3] and Ingrebourne Valley Site of Metropolitan Importance for Nature Conservation has different boundaries from the LNR of the same name, lying east, north and south of the country park.[4][5] Part of the LNR is also in the Ingrebourne Marshes Site of Special Scientific Interest.[6][7]

The site has a car park at its northern end off Hacton Lane.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ingrebourne Valley". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. 5 March 2013. Retrieved 26 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Map of Ingrebourne Valley". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. Retrieved 26 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Hornchurch Country Park". Greenspace Information for Greater London. 2013. Retrieved 26 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Ingrebourne Valley". Greenspace Information for Greater London. 2013. Retrieved 26 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "iGiGL data portal (map)". Greenspace Information for Greater London. Retrieved 26 October 2013. 
  6. ^ "Ingrebourne Marshes citation". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 26 October 2013. 
  7. ^ "Map of Ingrebourne Marshes". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 26 October 2013. 

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Coordinates: 51°32′17″N 0°12′36″E / 51.538°N 0.210°E / 51.538; 0.210