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The Local Nature Reserve of Cranebank lies on the eastern side of the River Crane. Located in the Hatton region of Hounslow, the site is under the care of Hounslow Council. Part of the Crane Corridor Site of Metropolitan Importance for Nature Conservation, the region is characterized by water meadows. Cranebank is home to several rare species like the ragged robin and the cuckoo flower. One can also spot rare species of butterflies, damselflies and dragonflies.
Lying to King George VI Reservoir’s east end, Staines Reservoirs is a part of the Surrey county. Housed near Heathrow airport, the reservoirs are nestled within the Colne Valley regional park. The settlements of Stanwell and Staines lie in close proximity to the reservoirs. Dating back to the 20th Century, the reservoirs have been designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Staines Reservoirs is home to many winter birds including tufted ducks, goosander, goldeneye and pochard.
The Wycombe House Sports and Social Club is a private sports club that is located in the Isleworth region of West London. Dating back to the 19th Century, the club is locally famous and one of the oldest clubs of the region. This multi-sport and social club is well stocked with amenities and facilities. Apart from senior cricket teams and colt sections, the club also provides coaching for various other sports like tennis. Check website for information on memberships.
Teed off? Bad day at work? Take a break at the Brent Valley Golf Course. Do a round on the 18-hole, 67-par course or brush up your technique on the putting green and practice ground. If you want to go at the weekend, booking is advisable as it is a public course and can get crowded. Equipment can be hired, and you need not be a member. Post-golf drinks and snacks are available at the nearby bar and cafe.
Lying in the Stanwellmoor region, King George VI Reservoir is managed by Thames Water. Dating back to 1947, the reservoir spans across a region of 350 acres (141.64 hectares) and has a capacity of 3493 million imperial gallons (15,880,000 meters cube). With a height of 56 feet (17 meters), the reservoir is constructed as an earthen dam structure housing a puddled clay base Included in the Staines Moor Site of Special Scientific Interest, the reservoir is home to the winter birds like pochard, goldeneye, tufted ducks and goosander.
Big surprises often come in small packages. Litten Nature Reserve is an example of that. Only 1 hectare (2.48 acres) large, it is considered to be tiny as compared to the other nature reserves in the city. Despite of its size, it has a lot to offer. It is made up of a rich woodland full of chestnut, oak, hazel, snowberry etc. and encompasses ponds and wetland areas. The reserve is great to explore although there no proper paths leading through the forest. For once, it would be fun to find your way around.
Opened in October 1987, Perivale Park Athletics Track is a state of the art athletics track in Ealing, West London. Spread over 400 meters (1312 feet) the eight-laned track is the home ground of the of Ealing, Southall and Middlesex Athletics Club. The site offers runners its users world-class facilities such as a fantastic gym, a relaxing massage room, changing facilities with lockers, a netball court as well as floodlights.
Located near the Wraysbury region, Wraysbury Reservoir is a London water supply unit. Dating back to the 20th Century, the reservoir is under the care of Thames Water and a huge amount of water is pumped on a regular basis from Datchet’s inlet. The King George VI Reservoir lies close to the Wraysbury Reservoir. It is a Site of Special Scientific Interest owing to the natural abundance of the region that attracts birds and grazing sheep.
Learn to dive right in the city and save time when you travel abroad to any diving destinations. A comprehensive fifteen hour course will take you from beginner to diver as you learn about pressure, signals, decompression, breathing and the like in a swimming pool at Latymer Upper School. All you need is your swimming costume and towel, everything else will be provided. Call ahead for more details.
Earlsmead Stadium in Harrow is a multipurpose sports venue. The stadium since 1934 has hosted home games of Harrow Borough FC, who also own the stadium. The stadium has a capacity to seat 3070. Fixtures of the Isthmian League Premier Division are held here.
Beautifully shaped, the Isleworth Ait is a spectacular island lying in the River Thames. This tiny mass of land spans across an area of 3.5 hectares (8.6 acres). Lying in the Hounslow, borough, the island is characterized with dense trees and provides habitat to a range of wildlife including flora and fauna. The island is prone to flooding. Home to a huge number of bird species, one can easily spot heron, tree-creeper and kingfisher here.
Located in the western region of London, Queen Mother Reservoir is probably the largest inland region of water in the southern part of England. Under the care of Thames Water, the reservoir dates back to 1976. The water of the reservoir is pumped from Thames and the water is purified in the reservoir owing to the slow sand filters present in the reservoir. A part of the Colne Valley regional park, the reservoir is a popular hub for ornithologists and sailing enthusiasts.