Ruxley Gravel Pits

Paul Glanfield

Ruxley Gravel Pits

An oasis of wildlife amongst the industry, roads and housing


Just south of the A223,
Near Sidcup
DA14 5AD
A static map of Ruxley Gravel Pits

Know before you go

11 hectares


Access only available to volunteer teams on practical tasks.


No dogs permitted

When to visit

Opening times


Best time to visit

March 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.

Contact us

Paul Glanfield
Contact number: 01622 662012

Environmental designation

Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)