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Hainault Lodge

17ac/6.8ha  LNR

Grid ref: TQ 476 919 (click for o/s map)

Updated 10/12/2020.

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The site of an 18th-century hunting lodge, built on top of Hog Hill, now a Local Nature Reserve managed by Redbridge Council, supported by the Havering and Redbridge Wildlife and Countryside Group.

The former lodge and its grounds are surrounded by mature woodland including some massive oak and hornbeam pollards. New pollards of young trees are being created to eventually replace these. Woodland birds such as goldcrest and treecreeper nest in the reserve. A nature trail has been laid out.


On the corner of Forest Road and Romford Road, opposite Hainault Forest Country Park.

Closest tube station is Fairlop.

Access is limited to protect the site from disturbance and trampling and is used for specially organised walks and school trips. If you wish to visit the site, please contact the Nature Conservation Ranger Team on 020 8500 7353.

© Roger Jones