McIlroy Park (Part of West Reading Woodlands) LNR
Designated site name: McIlroy Park (Part of West Reading Woodlands) LNR   View map
LNR Type: Urban Type:  Biological
County: BERKSHIRE Natural England Area Team: Thames Solent (LNR)
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Date of Declaration: 22/11/1992 Declaring Authority: Reading Borough Council
Area (Ha): 11.98 Grid Reference: SU 677 743
Owned By:  Reading Borough Council Managed By:  Reading Borough Council
Location: Pottery Road, Reading. RG30 6BA
How to get there: Please check how to get to the LNR e.g. Using Traveline Traveline website or phone 0871 200 22 33 (chargeable call)

Pottery Road off Norcot Road, Tilehurst.
Pedestrian entrances from Thirlmere Road, Pottery Road and Coniston Drive.

Visitor facilities: We advise you to check information about the current visitor facilities before you go to the LNR e.g. through the local authority or managing body's website.

What to see: An extensive natural park with good views over the River Thames. It is mostly grassland with heather and broom. The semi-ancient woodland, mostly around the edges of the site, has bluebells, wood anenomes and butchers broom. The site has a sunken ancient track "Gypsy Lane" lined with beech trees. Romany Lane bounds the eastern side. There are old chalk pits in the west woodland area from the old clay extraction industry . A possible Saxon mound is at the entrance from Weald Way.

Volunteer and 'Friends': For information about volunteering and 'Friends' groups, please contact the manager and see teh local authority or managing body's website.
Contact the local authority or owner of the LNR for further information - e.g. through the Local authority website.

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