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Nature conservation

Waterlea Meadow Local Nature Reserve

This valuable wildlife site located in Furnace Green contains important flood meadow, wetland, hedgerow and woodland habitats. Waterlea Meadow is protected by Fields in Trust.

Plants
  • Watercress
  • Water mint
  • Tufted vetch
  • Bird’s-foot trefoil
  • Cuckoo flower
  • Red campion.
  • Alder
  • Blackthorn
  • Wild rose
Animals
  • Roe deer
  • Foxes
  • Moorhens
  • Frogs
  • Dragonflies
  • Kingfisher
  • Heron

Things to do

Combine your visit with a Circular walk around Furnace Green.

Help to manage this site, become a volunteer with Gatwick GreenSpace Partnership.

How to get here

This site can be accessed from Norwich Road or Waterlea, Furnace Green.

Ordnance Survey grid reference: TQ 287363

Nearest bus stop: Furnace Parade, numbers 2, 272 and 273

Neighbourhood: Furnace Green