Follow the River Pinn from Pinner to Cowley on this nice easy waterside walk through west London.
The walk starts at Pinner tube station and follows the river through Ruislip and Hillingdon before finishing on the Grand Union Canal at Cowley.
Look out for flora and fauna on the walk including Kingfishers and Treecreepers and the Lesser Celandine flowers after which the walk is named.
Celandine Route Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Celandine Route Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Celandine Route OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Celandine Route Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
There's a nice waterside cafe next to Ruislip Lido, just west of the route. It's a lovely place for rest and refreshment on a fine day.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Near the start of the route you can take a slight detour to visit Ruislip Lido. The lido is a popular place for waterside walks with an artificial beach and super Mini gauge railway as well. Bayhurst Wood Country Park and Ruislip Woods are located next to the lido and have some nice peaceful woodland trails to explore on foot or by bike.
The Colne Valley Trail runs just west of the route. This shared cycling and walking trail will take you through the River Colne valley, visiting several pretty lakes and the nearby Denham Country Park on the way.