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  • Beddington Farmlands: Public hides closed but permissive path remains open (BF tweet 25/3/20)
  • Brent Reservoir: Site fully open, but keyholders & guests using the WHCG hides are asked to observe social distancing and make use of face masks, hand sanitiser, etc (Welsh Harp Conservation Group website, accessed 20th July 2020)
  • English Heritage: Some estates & gardens now reopened (English Heritage website, accessed 19th July 2020)
  • Epping Forest: Forest remains open but visitor centres are closed and cafes & pubs are offering take-away service only (City of London Corporation website, accessed 20th July 2020).
  • Essex country parks: Closed
  • Greenwich Peninsular Ecology Park: Closed (Land Trust website, accessed 19th July 2020)
  • Hammersmith & Fulham LBC parks: Closed
  • Hampstead Heath & Golders Hill Park: All areas open (including Kenwood — see below); cafes operating takeaway service only and no outdoor seating available; Golders Hill Park closes at 8pm; East Heath car park may still be closed for public use and only for hospital staff. (City of London Corporation website, accessed 20th July 2020).
  • Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust: All hides in HWT nature reserves closed (HWT tweet 23/3/20)
  • Hogsmill NR: Closed until further notice
  • Kenwood Estate: Open, including car park (Hampstead Lane), loos and take-away snacks (but not Kenwood House). (English Heritage website, accessed 20th July 2020).
  • London Wetland Circus: Open daily by advance booking only, 9.30am to 4.30pm. All hides other than Peacock Tower now open, but with restricted entry; some loos available; some paths one-way only (London Wetland Centre website, accessed 20th July 2020)
  • Maple Lodge NR: Closed (MLNR tweet 24/3/20)
  • National Trust: Most parks & gardens (but not houses) now open again, but by advance booking only; some car parks closed (National Trust website, accessed 22nd July)
  • Panshanger Park: Thieves Lane car park now open again; permissive paths remain open (Panshanger Park webpage, accessed 20th July 2020)
  • Rainham Marshes RSPB: Car park, trails and some hides open 9.30am–5pm, Thu–Sun only, but visitor centre, toilets, shop and café remain closed (RSPB website, accessed 19th July 2020); Butts hide and Ken Barrett hide open, toilets at visitor centre open but not café and shop (Andrew Gouldstone, RSPB, 20th July 2020)
  • Rye Meads RSPB:  Trails and car park now reopened Sunday-Wednesday only, but visitor centre, shop, café, toilets and hides remain closed (RSPB website, accessed 19th July 2020)
  • Walthamstow Wetlands: Open to public 10.30am–5pm daily; open 7am–10pm (including restricted areas) for birders with annual permits (which MUST be carried). Engine House and Coppermill Tower remain closed, but an outdoor cafe is in operation for takeaway only (hot & cold drinks and limited selection of snacks). The car park is open only for Blue Badge holders. (Walthamstow Wetlands website, accessed 19th July 2020)
  • Waterworks Nature Reserve, Lee valley: Open (Lee Valley website, accessed 26th March 2020)
  • Woodberry Wetlands: Open 9am–4.30pm daily; Coal House Cafe open only for outdoor meals (card and contactless payment only). (Woodberry Wetlands website, accessed 19th July 2020)
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