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Oakhill, 'The Woods' and Richard Jefferies Bird Sanctuary

Kingston upon Thames

Grade: Borough Grade II | Area: 1.45 ha


Free public access (part of site)


A small suburban park including a fenced bird sanctuary, managed as a nature reserve. The accessible part is a pleasant place to relax amidst the planted trees and shrubs. The bird sanctuary is largely wooded and supports a range of common birds.


This small town park, close to Surbiton station, includes a fenced bird sanctuary. The publicly accessible part is made up of mown grassland and planted trees and shrubs. The bird sanctuary is largely wooded, consisting of oak (Quercus sp.) and sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus). Locally uncommon plants in the ground flora include wood-sorrel (Oxalis acetosella) and ramsons (Allium ursinum). Breeding birds include great spotted woodpecker, jay and song thrush. The site is a Local Nature Reserve, and the bird sanctuary is managed by the London Wildlife Trust.


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