This country park in Hillingdon has 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.
PostcodeUB7 0AP - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Harmondsworth Moor Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Harmondsworth Moor Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
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
Also in Hillingdon is the popular Celandine Route. The trail runs along the River Pinn from Cowley to Pinner. It is named after the pretty Lesser Celandine flowers you can see on the walk.
For more walking ideas in the area see the London Walks page.