Bayhurst Wood Country Park and Ruislip Woods
Bayhurst Wood Country Park and Ruislip Woods are located in the London Borough of Hillingdon and contain numerous walking and cycling trails. Ruislip Woods covers 726 acres and became the first National Nature Reserve in an urban area of England in 1997. The site includes grassland, ponds, streams, marshland and the delightful Ruislip Lido.
The site is popular with Mountain bikers as there are a number of challenging off road trails. However there are also family cycle routes such as the David Brough cycle trail which is located in Bayhurst Wood and is suitable for all abilities of rider.
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Head into nearby Harefield and you could visit the splendid The Old Orchard. They have a lovely large garden area where you can enjoy a meal on finer days. From there's a wonderful view towards the surrounding countryside, rivers and lakes of the Colne Valley. They also have a charming interior with interesting old photos on the wall. They serve a good range of high quality food and have a good drinks selection as well. You can find them to the north west of the woods at Park Lane with a postcode of UB9 6HJ for your sat navs.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
In nearby Ruislip you can link up with the Celandine Route. This popular walk will take you along the River Pinn from Pinner to Cowley.
Just to the west is Denham Country Park where there are some lovely lakeside and riverside paths to try.