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Cranford Country Park

1 miles (2 km)

This pretty park in Hounslow includes 144 acres of woodland, meadow and wetlands. There's also views of the River Crane which runs along the eastern side of the park.
You can start your walk from the visitor centre car park at the northern end of the park, next to the ancient St Dunstan's church which dates back to the 15th century. On the walk you'll see evidence of the old Cranford House, a manor house which has since been demolished. The 18th century stables and the aforementioned church are still in tact.
The epic London Loop passes through the park. You could pick up this waymarked trail and follow it south to visit the popular Crane Park.
To the north there's more easy waterside trails along the towpath of the Grand Union Canal Walk.

Postcode

TW5 9RZ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The park is the starting point for the Hillingdon Trail. The trail takes you through the walking highlights of the borough, visting the Yeading Brook, Minet Country Park and the delightful Ruislip Lido on the way.

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Photos

St Dunstan's Church, Cranford Park - geograph.org.uk - 1013165

St Dunstan's Church, Cranford Park. The present church dates from the fifteenth century, although a church here is mentioned in theDomesday Book.

Aston Monument, St Dunstan, Cranford Park - geograph.org.uk - 1215812

Aston Monument, St Dunstan, Cranford Park. Sir Roger Aston (seen here kneeling with his wife and daughters) purchased the Cranford Park estate in 1604. Since no male heir survived him, the estate was acquired in 1618 by Elizabeth Lady Berkeley. The living still remains in the gift of the Berkeley family.

Cranford Park - geograph.org.uk - 1219761

All that remains of Cranford Park is the former stable block seen on the left, the house itself having been demolished in 1945. The tower of St Dunstan can be seen behind the wall.

Site of Cranford House, Cranford Park - geograph.org.uk - 1012634

Site of Cranford House. The metal fencing marks the site of the old Cranford House. Beyond this area are the ruins of outbuildings and the stable block. The fencing was erected only comparatively recently; I understand that it was erected to protect the surviving cellars from woodland maintenance vehicles.

Gateway of former walled garden in Cranford Park - geograph.org.uk - 1012596

Gateway of former walled garden. The walled garden once housed orchards and supplied produce and flowers for Cranford House. View from inside the walled garden, facing south to woodland.

Cranford Park - geograph.org.uk - 207177

This area to the north of Cranford Lane used to be part of the parkland of Cranford House.

River Crane in Cranford Park - geograph.org.uk - 207182

River Crane in the park.

Bridge over a ha-ha in woodland, Cranford Park - geograph.org.uk - 1013363

Bridge over a ha-ha in woodland. This little footbridge probably dates from the first half of the eighteenth century, although the wooden rails are a very recent addition.

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