The Spinney Local Nature Reserve

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The locked entrance to The Spinney

The Spinney, Carshalton or Nighingale Road Bird Sanctuary is a 0.4 hectare local nature reserve in Carshalton in the London Borough of Sutton, England. It is owned by Sutton Council and managed by the council and Sutton Nature Conservation Volunteers.[1][2] It used to be managed by the London Wildlife Trust.[3]

The L-shaped reserve is a mixture of woodland and scrub, with the main trees being plane and elm. Breeding birds include dunnocks, wrens and blackbirds. Other animals include wood boring beetles and foxes. An ususual plant is butcher's broom.[1][3]

The entrance in Nightingale Road is kept locked and there is no public access.


  1. ^ a b "The Spinney, Carshalton". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. 8 March 2013. Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Map of The Spinney, Carshalton". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "The Spinney LNR". London Borough of Sutton. Retrieved 28 March 2014. 

Coordinates: 51°22′31″N 0°09′44″W / 51.3752°N 0.1621°W / 51.3752; -0.1621