The Marshes are a patchwork of about 40 fields between Ickenham and Ruislip in the London Borough of Hillingdon. Habitats include wildflower meadows, woodland, ponds, rivers, grassland, hedgerows and marshes. These habitats host a wide range of wildlife; recent spots include egrets, kingfishers, buzzards, pheasants, muntjac deer and countless species of butterflies, beetles and wild flowers.
Several footpaths cross the Marshes, allowing the public to enjoy this locally treasured landscape. You can access the Marshes via:
The Hillingdon Trail: Windsor Avenue (North Hillingdon) or Austin’s Lane (Ickenham)
The Willow Tree Wander footpath (also know locally as Coronation Walk): opposite Ruislip Gardens tube station
The Bedford Road track: in Ruislip Gardens (two entry points).
The Marshes also form part of the Crane Valley; an important West London river catchment, with an excellent network of green corridor footpaths, which give public access from the Marshes to Harrow or all the way down to the Thames.
Catch up with the latest from the Marshes via the dedicated Facebook page.