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Brent Reservoir (Welsh Harp)

Surrounded by buildings and fast roads, Brent Reservoir is an oasis of water, greenery and calm. It's just the place to escape the bustle of urban life.

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General information

Address: Aboyne Road, London, NW10 OEX

Visit time: 1hr - 2hrs

Price: Once you're there, it won't cost you a thing

Parking: There's limited free parking off N. circular Edward Road and Woodfield Park. From the A5 turn into Cool Oak Lane, where a narrow bridge separates the Northern and Eastern marshes. Parking is available about 100 metres past the bridge

Toilets: None on site

Free visitor guide

Great for

Bird spotting is a must! Take binoculars and look for water birds. Count the number of different birds you can spot in five minutes

  • Walking
  • Bird spotting
  • Sailing
  • Canoeing

Nearby

Circular walks, Sailing clubs, Wembley Stadium

Spot a boat

Chances are you'll see some sailing boats

Refreshments

Picnic spot

There are some lovely spots to have a picnic beside the water

Wildlife

You may see:

  • Little grebe
  • Coot
  • Great crested grebe
  • Moorhen
  • Mute swan
  • Willow warbler

The area is a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The standing open water and associated habitats such as willow car, and fen and marsh support a diversity of wetland birds. While the wetlands areas support plants including: lesser pond-sedge, water forget-me-not, branched bur-reed, marsh woundwort, water-plantain, flowering rush, water dock and lesser reedmace.