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Leg O Mutton

Lonsdale Road, London, SW13 9QN Map

The mile-long perimeter path gives excellent views over the reservoir where species of bird can be seen.

About the park

Leg o’ Mutton is designated as a Local Nature Reserve, and is managed on behalf of Richmond Council by Barnes Common Limited in partnership with the Leg o’ Mutton Advisory Committee.

Cormorant, heron, tufted duck, and even breeding common terns can be seen. Bats roost in the enormous Hybrid Poplar trees dating back to the 1850s.

Due to its importance for wildlife, dogs are required to be on leads at all time within the reserve.

Visiting the park

Leg O Mutton is accessible at all times. The nearest train station is Barnes Bridge, and the area is also served by the bus route 419.

Public Space Protection Orders and byelaws

All council-managed parks and open spaces are covered by Public Space Protection Orders and formal byelaws, to help us reduce antisocial behaviour and breaches of dog control orders.