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Crossness Nature Reserve

View of the river from Crossnes local nature reserve

Crossness nature reserve is an important oasis for wildlife of all descriptions. A relic of the ancient Thames grazing marshes, its surroundings include open elds, reed beds, ponds and scrubland.

These habitats provide homes and feeding areas for water voles and summer migrant birds. Winter visitors include Redwing and Snipe. The reserve also supports a wide variety of vegetation and insect populations including the rare Shill Carder Bee.

Open Monday to Friday all hours

  • Norman Road, Belvedere DA16 6JY
  • 07747 643958

Station: Abbey Wood or Belvedere; Bus: Take the bus 229 from stop G towards Thamesmead to Nickelby Close stop ND, and walk through Manorway Green to Thames Path

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