Male green woodpecker feeding on ground

extending from Kingston down to Richmond in southwest London. It contains grassland and scrub with small pockets of woodland and a network of walking paths. Most of the former gravel pits have been landfilled, with the remainder converted to the 4-ha artificial Thames Young Mariners Lake, which hosts an outdoor-recreation centre.

Birds you may see there: song thrush, bullfinch, whitethroat, kestrel, sparrowhawk, great spotted woodpecker and green woodpecker can be found on Ham Lands. During the spring and summer blackcap and chiffchaff, in winter redwing and fieldfare visit the site.

Ham Lands is bordered at its western edge by the Thames, where great crested grebe is present all year round and little grebe can occasionally be seen in winter.


Postcode: TW1 3DY

Latitude / Longitude: 51.4418021, -0.3255476