Adelaide Nature Reserve is situated between Adelaide Road, the main North East railway line and the auction with Primrose Hill road, NW3.
It is managed by LB Camden and the Adelaide Nature Reserve Association. The reserve is leased from Network Rail by LB Camden.
The reserve was co-founded by Ursula Granville in 1984 with the aim of developing and caring for this special site. The present site is approximately 0.9 ha in area and affords a fine view of the Primrose hill tunnel of 1837 which was considered a great feat of engineering in it’s time.
The reserve is home to some very rare species including the yellow meadow ant. In 1998 a rare plant the London Rocket was recorded. In 1998 an entomological survey discovered a chafer beetle not seen anywhere in Britain since the 1950s and last seen in Cheshire!
Work is carried out by the volunteer group and by LB Camden to maintain and improve the essentially meadow land habitat which supports a variety of grasshoppers, crickets and butterflies as well a wealth of other species. There is a pond supporting newts.
Contact: John Walsh 020 7435 5934 or Dave Lawrence 020 7974 8818.