Park Highlights North Side South Side
Since its opening in 1995, Bedfont Lakes Country Park (map of Park) has become recognised as one of the finest in the Country. It has been a winner of numerous regional and national awards, including the prestigious
GREEN FLAG AWARD from 2000 to 2005. This award is the national standard for parks and green spaces in England and Wales and recognises the best green spaces in the country. The park gained Local Nature Reserve status in November 2000 and is recognised as being one of the best places in London for watching wildlife.
The park is now being developed as a water-focused nature reserve, with 180 acres of rolling meadows, woodlands and lakes. Over 300 plants and 140 bird species have been recorded in the park and It is known to be a staging point for birds on their migration journeys. In addition to the wildlife, the park offers a wide range of activities including, walking, picnics, a trim trail, orienteering and fishing.
The north side of the park has been developed to a high standard. You can see pictures from around the north side and the nature reserve by clicking on the links at the top of this page. You can also see some pictures from the south side.
The south side of the park is divided from the north side by a railway track. A footbridge across the track, and public access to the south side of the park has been promised many times but never materialised. The south side of the park has just recently been opened up to the public, and the Friends of Bedfont Lakes Country Park intend to work towards the goal of installing a bridge to link the two sides of the park and having the south side developed to the same high standard as the north side.
Bedfont Lakes Country Park was cited as the top tourist attraction in the borough of Hounslow in the 'Hounslow Matters' magazine in January 2006 and has been designated a Borough Park. The park will be even more attractive to tourists and residents alike if we safeguard this urban haven for future generations.