GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Harmondsworth Moor

2 miles (4 km)

This country park in Hillingdonhas some nice footpaths taking you to grassland and two pretty lakes. It is the largest public park to be built in the London area in the last 100 years, having been opened in 2000.
The site includes riverside paths along the Wraysbury River and the River Colne. There's also some moderate hill climbs with extensive views towards London and Windsor Castle.
The park is located near to Heathrow Airport so there's good views of the planes taking off. It's a good place to visit if you've got a bit of time to kill before heading to the airport.
There's parking available at the southern end of the park off Tramac Lane and Accommodation Lane. The park is also just a short walk from Harmondsworth village. Cycle Routes run from Windsor and Eton to the park as well.
Just to the west of the park you can pick up the Colne Valley Way and visit Wraysbury Reservoir and the lovely Staines Moor. This large area of grassland attracts grazing horses and cattle with a variety of birdlife around several streams and reservoirs. It's a great place to extend your walking in the area.

Postcode

UB7 0AP - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Harmondsworth Moor OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Harmondsworth Moor Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

For more walking ideas in the area see the London Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Information board on Harmondsworth Moor - geograph.org.uk - 1752162

Information board on Harmondsworth Moor. The Moor is a reclaimed landfill site, used previously for gravel extraction. It was landscaped by British Airways, whose offices are just to the south of here.

The Duke of Northumberland's River on Harmondsworth Moor - geograph.org.uk - 1752141

The Duke of Northumberland's River. Technically not a river but a canal, constructed in the time of Henry VIII to augment the flow supplying existing mills and to facilitate the construction of new ones.

Swan Lake, Harmondsworth Moor, Middlesex - geograph.org.uk - 88492

Swan Lake, Harmondsworth Moor, Middlesex. The Moor is an area of parkland wedged in between the M25, M4 and A4 so does not sound like a promising location. But after you have become used to the constant hum of traffic it is really quite attractive. It was developed by British Airways and opened in 1999. At 240 acres it is the biggest area of parkland to be established in London in the last 100 years.

River Colne - geograph.org.uk - 88631

River Colne. One of the many rivers of this name, from the bridge in Accommodation Lane.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

Harmondsworth Moor.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)