Aldenham Country Park
Enjoy 100 acres of woodland and parkland adjacent to a 60 acre lake at this splendid park near Elstree/Borehamwood. The park also has a rare breeds farm, pony rides and nature walks. The lakeside trail also makes for a lovely, peaceful cycle ride.
One of the highlights of the park is the Winnie the Pooh Nature Trail through 100 acre wood. The trail is great for children and includes "Pooh Sticks" at Pooh Bridge, Owl's house and Pooh's house.
PostcodeWD6 3BA - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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Aldenham Country Park Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
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There's a decent on site cafe at the park plus a number of picnic tables dotted around.
The park is dog friendly a popular place for people to bring their pets. You'll probably bump into several other owners on your visit.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Just to the west of the park there's some trails alongside the adjacent Hilfield Park Reservoir next to the Elstree Aerodrome.
The London Loop runs through the park providing an opportunity to extend your exercise. If you follow the trail east past Borehamwood and Elstree it will take you to the Scratchwood and Moat Mount Open Space. There's woodland trails, ponds and lots of wildlife to look out for here. At the park you can also pick up the lovely Dollis Valley Green Walk. This will take you along the pretty Dollis Brook with lots of wildlife to see along the way.
Also nearby are the Harrow Viewpoint and Stanmore Common.
Just to the north you can pick up the circular Radlett Walk and visit the affluent village. It will take you to the River Colne and Ver before a visit to Bricket Wood Common and the village of Aldenham. The self named village is worth a visit with a number of listed buildings and a 17th century pub.
The Borehamwood Walk starts from the train station in the town. It visits the reservoir before heading to Stanmore Common, Bentley Priory Nature Reserve and Harrow Weald Common. It's a nice way of seeing some of the walking highlights of the area using public transport.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Hertfordshire Walks page.