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Richmond Park

Location: South West London

Region: London & the South East

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Owner / Manager: The Royal Parks

Access: Public access

Richmond Park is a site of both national and international importance for wildlife conservation. It is London’s largest Site of Special Scientific Interest, a National Nature Reserve and a Special Area of Conservation.

The park is a top UK site for ancient trees, particularly oaks. The trees and associated decaying wood support nationally endangered species of fungi, as well as a remarkable range of nationally scarce invertebrates such as the cardinal click beetle and the stag beetle. Over one thousand species of beetle (more than one quarter of the British list) have been recorded in the park.

One of the site’s most famous ancient trees is the Royal Oak

For more information see the Royal Parks website

David Attenborough has narrated a film about Richmond Park as a National Nature Reserve

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