GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Scratchwood and Moat Mount Open Space

3 miles (5 km)

These two parks are situated right next to each other in theLondon 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 flowersand 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.


NW7 3AW - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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.


Leg of Mutton Pond

Leg of Mutton Pond, Moat Mount Nature Reserve, Mill Hill, Barnet

Moat Mount Lake - - 127637

Moat Mount Lake. This quiet lake is situated in the centre of Moat Mount. It has a variety of wildlife and a vast range of trees.

Moat Mount tree lined walk. - - 127641

Moat Mount tree lined walk. This paved tree lined walk, goes from the car park steeply up hill to the lake at the top.

Moat Mount tree markers - - 127644

Moat Mount tree markers. This view around the back of the lake, shows one of dozens of tree identification markers placed all around the country park.The park has a vast amount of tree species.

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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