Hogsmill Nature Reserve

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We have taken the difficult decision to keep Hogsmill and Surbiton Lagoon Nature Reserve closed until further notice – we feel that we are unable to open the site safety to our community due to the narrowness of the footpath. We will be reviewing this regularly and will update this page as soon as we are able to open.

South-West London

Hogsmill is a site of nature conservation importance in south-west London.

Points of interest

Since 1992, the reserve has been a Site of Borough Importance for Nature Conservation grades I and II. With a wide variety of habitats, the reserve attracts over 115 species of birds, including some rarer species. The semi natural grassland, tall herb, scrub and lagoons provide habitat for badgers, hedgehog, great crested newts and white letter hairstreak butterflies, not to mention a wide variety of other species.

Habitat enhancements

Several features have been created as transformation has progressed:

  • deep water
  • reed fringes
  • scrub
  • wildflower meadow
  • lagoons
  • tall herb
  • islands and wader scrapes
  • sand martin bank

Viewing wildlife

Members have the opportunity to view the spectacular wildlife on the reserve via bird hides, viewing screens and warden-led tours around the reserve.

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Site facilities

Members only Toilets
Car park Accessibility
Refreshments Picnic area
Pond dipping Bird hides

Participation in special events and voluntary schemes

Pond dipping and minibeast areas enable us to provide education opportunities for schools, which enhance classroom learning. We also host home school children, brownies, Beavers and other organisations.

Membership also offers the chance to attend special events and help in practical conservation management of the reserve. You will also receive newsletters and regular information of wildlife sightings.

Events include but are not limited to pond dipping, minibeast hunting, bat walks, butterfly walks, bird song walks and wildflower walks.

How to get to Hogsmill Nature Reserve

Hogsmill Nature Reserve is located within the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames on Lower Marsh Lane, sharing a boundary with Berrylands Station.

For satellite navigators use the post code KT1 3BW and once it says you have reached your destination go a little farther down the road to where it become pedestrianised and we are the last gate on the right, where you will find our car park.

Via public transportation

  • The K1 or K4 bus to the Lower Marsh Lane stop is a 15minute walk to the reserve.
  • The K2 bus from Berryland Station stop is a 10 minute walk
  • From Berryland Station turn left out of the station and we area 5 minute walk

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