Bramley Bank

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Path in Bramley Bank

Bramley Bank is a 10.3 hectare local nature reserve in Upper Shirley in the London Borough of Croydon. It is owned by Croydon Council and managed by the London Wildlife Trust.[1][2][3]

The site has acid grassland, woodland and a pond. Flowers include common violets and enchanter's nightshade, and there are displays of bluebells in the spring. The woodland is mainly oak, ash and sycamore. The margin of the pond has yellow flag and flote grass. Wildlife includes nutchatches, song thrushes, purple hairstreak butterflies, yellow meadow ants and pipistrelle bats.[4]

There is access from Riesco Drive and Broadcombe.[4]


  1. ^ "Bramley Bank". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. 1 March 2013. Retrieved 13 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Map of Bramley Bank". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. Retrieved 13 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Bramley Bank Nature Reserve". London Borough of Croydon. Retrieved 13 March 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Bramley Bank". London Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 13 March 2014. 

Coordinates: 51°21′14″N 0°03′29″W / 51.354°N 0.058°W / 51.354; -0.058