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Hornchurch Country Park

Hornchurch Country Park

Squadrons Approach, Hornchurch, RM12 6TS

South End Road, South Hornchurch, RM13 7YD

Large country park that has a good mix of heritage and ecology. The park was awarded gold in the Best Country Park category for London in Bloom 2011. The former RAF Hornchurch base was used during the First and Second World Wars. Squadrons of Spitfires based here played an important role protecting London during the Battle of Britain. Various artefacts and relics of the sites RAF history are still visible from within the park including, an aircraft dispersal bay, pillboxes, and Tett turrets. A designated Local Nature Reserve, the park is an integral part of the Ingrebourne Valley which is rich in wildlife and has good opportunities for bird watching. ?The marshes (containing freshwater reed bed in London) is a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The park has open areas of grassland for informal recreation and a lake which can be used for fishing. The play area includes model Spitfire which is used as climbing equipment. For those visitors who wish to exercise then there is an outdoor gym and trim-trail which extends throughout the park.

Further information on the Friends of Ingrebourne Valley and Hornchurch Country Park.

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Squadrons Approach
RM12 6TS

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