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Access to Perivale Wood Local Nature Reserve

For obvious reasons, the Reserve is kept locked to protect this valuable environment and its wildlife.

Members of the Selborne Society can borrow a key to visit the Reserve.

There are regular field meetings for members, at which non-members are welcome.
There is a field meeting for adults on the first Saturday of each month, and for Junior members on the third Saturday of each month.
See the diary for details.

The Reserve is open to the public once a year, on the last Sunday in April at a time when the bluebells are at their most beautiful.

Arrangements can be made for groups from schools, colleges, etc to visit the Reserve as a part of their biology and ecology studies. It is normally possible to arrange for school parties to be given a guided tour of the Reserve, and nature trail leaflets and workbooks for school children are available. A number of University and College students have used the Reserve for ecological research projects.




The entrance to the reserve is from Sunley Gardens in Perivale (UB6 7PF) - a short walk northwards from Perivale London Underground (Central Line) station.

The nearest bus stop is for the 297, and the E5 and 95 both stop on Teignmouth Gardens, a short walk away. The area around Sunley Gardens is a controlled parking zone on weekdays from 9am to 10am and from 2pm to 3pm.

Click here to use the TFL journey planner




Members can borrow a key from Perivale Library in Horsenden Lane South (UB6 7NT) or the Café Rendezvous next to the Library. You will be asked to leave your membership card as a deposit. Please return your key promptly when leaving the Reserve, so that other members are not inconvenienced.

Security of the Reserve is very important. Please make sure that you lock the gate behind you while you are in the Reserve, and make sure it is locked when you leave. Do not leave the gate unlocked and unattended at any time.

Both the Library and Café Rendezvous are closed on Sundays, and are unlikely to be open on Bank Holiday weekends. Normal opening times are as follows:

  Library Café Rendezvous
Monday Closed
10:00 - 16:00

10:00 - 13:00
14:00 - 18:00

10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday Closed 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 13:00
14:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 13:00
14:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 13:00
14:00 - 17:00


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