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Friends of McIlroy Park

McIlroy Park is located on rising ground in a residential area of Tilehurst, and boasts sweeping views of the River Thames. The Park consists of grassland bordered by semi-ancient mixed woodland which includes oak, hazel and beech as well as an extensive area of holly. Some of the woodland is steeply sloped. The site was designated a Local Nature Reserve in 1992.

Woodland in summer and autumn

Grassland bordering woods

View across Thames Valley ...

... and of Tilehurst

The Friends organise monthly tasks on the 4th Sunday of the month throughout the year except August and December, see Programme for further details.

Contact: Chris Cliburn (0118) 941 7818


Reading Borough Council Site Description

Natural England - Local Nature Reserve Designation

Thames Wilderness - McIlroy Park

Where to find us:  Maps: Bing Google Streetmap


Future Tasks and Events
McIlroy Park

Unless stated otherwise tasks are from 10:00 until 13:00. Meet at the bench overlooking Thirlmere Avenue towards the centre of the grassland area.

Full details of current tasks can be found in our Programme.

Please let Chris know if you would like to join us, contact details below, so that we can insure there are sufficient tools and if you are unfamiliar with the site, arrange for you to be met.


Sunday, 28th January

Sunday, 25th February

Sunday, 25th March

Sunday, 22nd April

Sunday, 27th May

Sunday, 24th June

Sunday, 22nd July

Sunday, 23rd September

Sunday, 28th October

Sunday, 25th November

No activities currently planned.

Last Updated: 20 January 2018 17:23