Brent Reservoir and the Wesh Harp Open space space is a popular place for walkers and cyclists. A traffic free path runs long the northern shore of this large lake with views across the water and woodland trails. It's a fine place for bird watching with two bird hides and visitors which include great crested grebe, gadwall, shoveler, common pochard, tufted duck and common tern. There's also the Welsh Harp Environmental Education Centre which is a 15 acre woodland site where children can have a hands-on experience with nature.
If you'd like to extend your walk you could pick up the Capital Ring walking route and follow it west to the nearby Fryent Country Park.
Brent Reservoir PostcodeNW9 8RY - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Brent Reservoir Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Brent Reservoir Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Brent Reservoir OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Brent Reservoir Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Brent Reservoir Pubs/Cafes
The George is located just to the north west of the reservoir. They serve good food and have a nice garden area for warmer weather. You can find them a short stroll from the site at 234 Church Lane with a postcode of NW9 8SN for your sat navs.
Brent Reservoir Dog Walking
The open space and reservoir are a nice place for a dog walk so you'll probably see other owners on your visit. There's some good woodland and parkland trails in the nearby Fryent Country Park. These are very popular with dog walkers too. The George pub mentioned above is also dog friendly.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Just to the east you can pick up the Dollis Valley Green Walk in Hendon. The pleasant route will take you through London along the Dollis Brook, where there's lots of interesting flora and fauna to see.
For more walking ideas in the area see the London Walks page.