Ali's Pond LNR
Designated site name: Ali's Pond LNR   View map
LNR Type: Urban Fringe Type:  Biological
County: BERKSHIRE Natural England Area Team: Thames Solent (LNR)
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Date of Declaration: 01/04/2001 Declaring Authority: Sonning Parish Council
Area (Ha): 0.43 Grid Reference: SU 756 751
Owned By:  Sonning Parish Council Managed By:  Friends of Ali’s Pond.
Location: Sonning Lane, Sonning. RG4 6ST
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)

Arriving by car, park in Pound Lane, Sonning, near the primary school, and walk westwards across the playing fields to a small meadow with hedges on 3 sides and a pond.

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: Located in an area surrounded by large private gardens and deserts of recreation fields, this wildlife oasis and 18 species of dragonfly and over 40 species of aquatic/wetland plants have been recorded at the site since it’s establishment in 1997. Local BAP species which have colonized the site include Great-crested Newt, Harvest Mouse, Stag Beetle, Song Thrush, Pipistrelle Bat and Ragged Robin.

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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