Perivale Wood

This quiet woodland in a west London suburb is often in the thoughts of a great many people. Perivale Wood came in to the care of the Selborne Society in 1902 and is the second oldest nature reserve in the UK. It is open to members of the public once a year, an event which is timed to coincide with the extraordinary display of bluebells in the spring. On average 1500 people turn up on Open Day and wander along these paths, leaving nothing but footprints behind them. Some of them are members of the Society but many others first came to the “bluebell wood” as children and return with their own families to share some of the magic with them. This precious green space, although very close to the proposed route for HS2, is filled with ancient trees, ponds and meadows, a haven for the hard pressed wildlife of suburbia and a unique classroom for the next generation to learn about conservation. A special place, chosen over a century ago and preserved because so many people love it.

Click here for a one minute video of Perivale Wood.

Images and text ©Albertina McNeill 2012. Please do not reproduce without permission. All rights reserved. Do not add any of these images to Pinterest or similar sites as this will be regarded as a violation of copyright.

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