Bentley Priory Walk
This circular walk explores the popular Bentley Priory nature reserve in Harrow. The reserve has good footpaths to follow to 55 hectares of ancient woodland, grassland, scrub, wetland, streams, a lake and a deer enclosure. In the reserve you will find a variety of wildflowers such as spotted orchid. Look out for birds including buzzard, spotted flycatcher, and bullfinch.
You can park at the Stanmore Common car park and pick up the London Loop to the reserve. Other public footpaths will take you past the deer park and the lake.
There's lots of good options for extending your walk in this area. If you head west along the London Loop you can visit Harrow Weald Common and Oxhey Woods with its splendid, easy access sculpture trail. The Stanmore Common walk starts from the same start point as this walk.
PostcodeHA7 3FB - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Bentley Priory Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Bentley Priory Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Bentley Priory OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Bentley Priory Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The woodland and parkland trails are ideal for dog walking so you'll probably see other owners on your visit.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
The Borehamwood Walk starts from the train station in the town. It visits the priory, Aldenham Country Park, Stanmore Common 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 London Walks page.