About Bedfont Lakes and Country Park
Bedfont Lakes Country Park is a local nature reserve on the edge of central London, which covers 188 acres of land secured by Hounslow council in 1988. In 2000, Bedfont Lakes received nature reserve status, winning multiple awards nationally and regionally including the Millennium Marque and the London in Bloom Wildflower and Environment Trophy. The park boasts a diverse wildlife and plant population, with over 350 species of plants, over 156 species of birds, and more than 20 species of mammals such as bats, daubenton, rabbits, and foxes.
Through the development as a water-focused nature reserve, with lakes created from the former waste tip and a wide range of habitats including grassland, woodland ponds, lake wetlands, and wildflower meadows, it has gained increasing popularity with walkers, runners, and nature photographers.
This park offers family fun days out with fantastic designated play areas and facilities that serve hot and cold drinks. This spacious place allows children to run free and enjoy the outdoors, as well as an opportunity to join in with educational activities such as shelter building and camping nights. There is also an animal centre, which is home to fluffy friends, insects, and other animals, and a circular trail around the perimeter of the park.