Scratchwood and Moat Mount Open Space
These two parks are situated right next to each other in the London Borough of Barnet. There are some nice footpaths linking the two parks with woodland trails, ponds and lots of wildlife to look out for.
You can start your walk from the Scratchwood car park just off the A1 Barnet Way. The London Loop long distance trail will take you through the park's woodland and on into Moat Mount just to the east. Here you'll find open grassland, wild flowers and great views over the city from the high points in the park.
The Dollis Valley Green Walk passes through the park so you can continue along this trail to extend your walk. If you follow it east it will take you along the Dollis Brook through Barnet.
You could also follow the London Loop west and visit the nearby Aldenham Country Park.
PostcodeNW7 3AW - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Scratchwood and Moat Mount Open Space Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
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Scratchwood and Moat Mount Open Space OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Scratchwood and Moat Mount Open Space Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Head east along the Dollis Valley Brook and you could visit the worthy village of Totteridge. The village has a rural feel with a pretty village green, a pond, a cricket pitch and some pleasant local countryside. There's also the Darland's Lake Nature Reserve where there are some lovely waterside trails and lots of wildlife to see.
To the south there's the pleasant Mill Hill village which includes a pretty green, picturesque pond, Georgian properties, and the Arrandene Open Space and Featherstone Hill Site of Metropolitan Importance for Nature Conservation.
To the west of the town there's the Borehamwood Walk which visits some of the walking highlights of the area including Aldenham Reservoir, Stanmore Common, Bentley Priory Nature Reserve and Harrow Weald Common.
For more walking ideas in the area see the London Walks page.