GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Bentley Priory Walk

3 miles (5 km)

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 includingbuzzard,spotted flycatcher, andbullfinch.
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.

Postcode

HA7 3FB - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Bentley Priory OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Bentley Priory Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Dog Walking

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.

Photos

Bentley Priory Summerhouse Lake 1

Bentley Priory Summerhouse Lake

Bentley Priory Deer Park

Priory Deer Park

GOC Harrow Weald–Bushey 027 Bentley Priory Nature Reserve, Stanmore (34113845826)

Bentley Priory Nature Reserve

Bentley Priory - geograph.org.uk - 1095794

Bentley Priory was occupied by the RAF from 1926 until the spring of 2008, perhaps the most important time in its history was during World War Two when it was the headquarters of Fighter Command. The site has been sold to a developer and plans to convert some of the building to luxury apartments and build new houses have been approved. The Bentley Priory Battle of Britain Trust has secured part of the building to be used as a museum and memorial dedicated to those who served in the RAF. In September 2008 the site was open to the public for the first time part of the Civic Trust Heritage Open Days, this photograph shows the south face of the main buildings on one of those days.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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