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Crane park road, Twickenham, TW2 6DF
Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun, Opens at 7.30 a.m., Sundays 9.00 a.m.
Crane Park Road, Twickenham, TW2 6DF
Crane Park follows the bends of the river Crane from Meadway in Twickenham to Hanworth Road at its western end. The park is managed to encourage wildlife, and the banks of the Crane are home to a thriving colony of Marsh Frogs and the rare Water Vole. A shared use path runs through the park. 2010-12 saw a major restoration program from Greater London Authority, LBRUT & LB Hounslow funding.
It is a mosaic of woodland, scrub and reed bed, which due to careful management provides a home for the increasingly scarce water vole.
School children on visits can investigate an aquatic life in the shallow stretches of the Crane and work is now in progress to turn the tower, an imposing relic of the old mills, into a nature study centre.
Opening times: Monday to Saturday by 7.30 am, Sundays and Bank Holidays by 9:00
Times and prices are subject to change. Contact venue before setting out.