Ruxley Gravel Pits
Know before you go
Access only available to volunteer teams on practical tasks.
When to visit
Best time to visitMarch to July
About the reserve
This complex of lakes, islands andf promontories is a remarkable oasis of wildlife amongst the onslaught of industry, roads and housing! Over 500 plant species have been recorded on the reserve and new bird records are being added almost every year. The site's open water and marginal swamps provide a rare habitat for many wetland birds, plants and invertebrates.