GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Northala Fields

1 miles (1.5 km)

This park in Northolt has some good cycling and walking trails to try. The main features of the park are the four artificial hills made out of the rubble from the old Wembley Stadium. You can climb the distinctive hills for great views over London and Canary Wharf. There's also a number of water features with fishing lakes, streams, wetlands and wildlife ponds. Other habitats include woodland, scrub, wildflower meadows and marshy grassland.
The park has good facilities with a car park just off the A40 and another off Kensington Road. You can see the mounds and the car park on the google street view link below. If you are coming by public transport then Northolttube is a short walk away.
For cyclists London Cycle Route 88 and National Cycle Route 6 run close to the site.
The park includes a visitor centre with a cafe and toilets. It is also home to a popular weekly park run.
Just to the north of the site is Belvue Park and the Northolt Manor nature reserve where you will find meadows, scrub, woodlands, wetlands and ponds. Rectory Park lies just to the south.
The Grand Union Canal runs just to the east of the park so you could pick this up to continue your exercise. If you follow it east you will soon come to Horsenden Hill where you will find meadows, wetland and woodlandwith splendid views over the city.
Also nearby is the Hillingdon Trail which you can follow along the Yeading Brook to the Yeadling Brook Nature Reserve and ten acre wood.

Postcode

UB5 6UR - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Northala Fields OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Northala Fields 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.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Pools at Northala Fields - geograph.org.uk - 670488

Pools at Northala Fields

Smiths Farm Meadows and the east most mound at Northala Fields. - geograph.org.uk - 1029002

Smiths Farm Meadows & the east most mound at Northala Fields. The roof top of Smiths Farm can be seen in the middle distance. The mound is 18m in height and is the first in a series of four man-made mounds located in Northala Fields park as approached from the west bound A40. These mounds contain the rubble from the original Wembley Stadium and from the construction of the Westfield Shopping Centre, Shepherd's Bush.

Northala fields northolt london

View from the highest hill (towards Wembley).

Northala Fields - main mound - geograph.org.uk - 1018934

Northala Fields

School party at Northala Fields - geograph.org.uk - 2969012

School party at Northala Fields

Northala Fields Mounds - the second mound from the first one - geograph.org.uk - 4330144

View of the second mound from the first one

Play area in Northala Fields - geograph.org.uk - 2389498

Play area

Northala Fields showing the two minor northern mounds. - geograph.org.uk - 1018930

Showing the two minor northern mounds. Photograph also shows the car park located at the Western Ave slip road entrance. The edge of the tallest mound is seen in the foreground.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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