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Fairlop Waters


Grid ref: TQ 460 905 (click for o/s map)

Updated 25/08/2014

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Fairlop Waters includes a country park and a nature reserve, landscaped and planted up by Redbridge Council. These areas and the surrounding farmland form an important refuge for some of our declining birds, including skylarks, corn buntings and linnets, and also for brown hares.

It is on the site of the former spitfire base, RAF Fairlop, and the area has also been used for landfill. It also has a large lake, used for sailing, a smaller one, used for angling, and a golf club


Off Forest Road, which runs from the Fulwell Cross roundabout in Barkingside south of Hainault to join the A1112.

Fairlop tube station is a short walk up Forest Road from the main entrance.

Accessible at all times.

Photo © Alan Williams