Places to see birds

Claybury Park and Woods

Nuthatch on branch

Situated on a south facing slope between Woodford Bridge and Fulwell Cross Claybury Woods is London's newest Country Park (Grid Reference: TQ435912).

Comprising of Oak and Hornbeam woodland, with carpets of Bluebells in Spring. The woods have all the usual woodland birds including three species of woodpecker and nuthatch. Sparrowhawks can also often be seen overhead.

There is a large lake with duck, moorhen, swans and the occasional common tern. A good variety of warblers visit in summer and nest in the parkland and on the edges of the woodland.

How to get there:

169 bus from Ilford/Barkingside to Fullwell Avenue, bus stops close to side roads on Wedmore Avenue and Calne Avenue to lead onto Ravensbourne Gardens gates. Other gates are available along Fullwell Avenue.

275 from Barkingside /Woodford Station to Tomswood Hill. Gates to Claybury on Tomswood Hill opposite Wannock Gardens or through Stalham Way off Tomswood Hill.

Fairlop Station on the Central Line is the closest tube station, from there catch the 275 at Barkingside towards Walthamstow and get off at the stop opposite Wannock Gardens, or catch the 169 from Barkingside towards Clayhall for road entrances along Fullwell Avenue.

Parking is available in adjacent side streets where parking restrictions are not in force.

Bicycle friendly gates and racks are available on the Roding Lane North Entrance opposite the allotments and Garden Centre, the Acle Close gate off Stalham Way and Tomswood Hill and along Fullwell Avenue. The entrance on the Glade off Fullwell Avenue has Bicycle racks.