Hounslow Heath is a designated Local Nature Reserve and Site of Importance for Nature Conservation (of Metropolitan Importance) and is made up of lowland heath, dry acid grassland, woodland, scrub, neutral grasslands, wetlands, wildflower meadows, providing a wild, rugged country setting with a large network of paths for your visit, in what is a heavily urbanised area.
Hounslow Heath is open every day. Please note that the car park closes at varying times of the year according to season, but there are plates in place that permit cars to exit, but not entry, after these times.
About the Park
Hounslow Heath has won awards for conservation management excellence. Hounslow Heath is a place of great historical importance with a recorded history dating back to Norman times.
The most important natural community on Hounslow Heath is the remnant lowland heathland, which incorporates a mixture of heathland and acid grassland communities, blocks of scrub, and areas of bare ground. This mosaic, although small, is the last vestige of a habitat that once covered more than 3000 hectares and holds many relic species of the once extensive heathland.
The actual ericaceous heath covers about 5 hectares and represents about 5% of London’s heathland. Both heathland and acid grassland are National BAP habitats and globally the UK holds one fifth of the worlds lowland heathland.
Why not check out the latest Wildlife Sightings here.
How to Find Us
Hounslow Heath LNR, 450, Staines Road, Hounslow, Middx., TW4 5RB
Tel: 0845 456 2796
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