This Hertfordshire based town has a number of local parks, reservoirs, nature reserves and areas of common land to explore.
This walk from the town uses a section of the London Loop to visit some of the walking highlights of the area. You'll visit Aldenham Reservoir Country Park, Stanmore Common, Bentley Priory Nature Reserve and Harrow Weald Common on the route.
The walk starts from Borehamwood train station where you can directly pick up the London Loop and follow the waymarked trail west to Aldenham Country Park.
You continue west to visit Stanmore Common and Bentley Priory where there are beautiful gardens and a nature reserve with lots of wildlife to look out for.
From here it is a short walk west to visit Harrow Weald Common where there's woodland, heath and pasture. You can also climb to the Harrow Viewpoint and enjoy far reaching views over the city of London.
PostcodeWD6 4SE - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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Walks near Borehamwood
- Aldenham Country Park - Enjoy 100 acres of woodland and parkland adjacent to a 60 acre lake at this splendid park near Elstree/Borehamwood
- Stanmore Common - This is a walk across Stanmore Common to Aldenham Country Park using part of the London Loop long distance trail
- Scratchwood and Moat Mount Open Space - These two parks are situated right next to each other in the London Borough of Barnet
- Totteridge - Totteridge is a lovely little village to visit on the outskirts of London in the borough of Barnet
- Harrow Weald Common - This area of common land in Harrow has some nice footpaths to try
- Bentley Priory - This circular walk explores the popular Bentley Priory nature reserve in Harrow
- Harrow Viewpoint - This walk visits the splendid Harrow Viewpoint in North London
- Watling Chase Timberland Trail - Follow the Watling Chase Timberland Trail through the Watling Chase Community Forest on this historical path used by travellers for at least two thousand years
- Shenley - The idyllic Hertfordshire village of Shenley sits in a pleasant rural position on the outskirts of North London.
- Ridge - This circular walk from Hertfordshire based Ride explores the countryside to the west, visiting the Catherine Bourne River, Littleridge Wood and the neighbouring village of South Mimms
Back in the town The Wellington is a good place for some post walk refreshment. The mid 19th century pub has a good menu and a beautiful secluded garden for warmer weather. You can find them at 4 Theobald St, WD6 4SE.
The country and woodland trails on the route make for a fine dog walk. The Wellington mentioned above is also dog friendly.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
If you follow the London Loop south east from the town you will soon come to the Scratchwood and Moat Mount Open Space. The park has some fine footpaths and a good viewpoint with views towards London.
The long distance Watling Chase Timberland Trail starts from the train station in the town and visits Shenley Park before heading towards Smallford, St Albans and Hatfield. The villages of London Colney and Ridge are also near here. Ridge has a fine local pub with a particularly huge countryside garden area.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Hertfordshire Walks page.