GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Stanmore Common

4 miles (6.5 km)

This is a walk across Stanmore Common to Aldenham Country Park using part of the London Loop long distance trail. You can park at the Stanmore Common car park off Warren Lane to start your walk. The trail then takes you across the park's woodland and heathland before passing the two artificially created ponds. You then head along the eastern side of the common to Aldenham Reservoir where you can enjoy a waterside stroll and grab some refreshments at the cafe. You can then return to the common on the same paths. It's just over a 2 mile walk from the common to Aldenham so about 4.5 miles in total.
There's lots of wildlife to look out for in this area. Keep your eyes peeled for muntjac deer,spotted flycatcherand bullfinch on your walk.
You can extend your walk by heading west along the London Loop to Harrow Weald Common and Oxhey Woods. The woods have an excellent 1km sculpture trail with various carved wooden pieces and a rhododendron trail to try.

Postcode

HA7 4LB - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Stanmore Common OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Stanmore Common Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

Just to the west is The Hare public house which dates to the 19th century. The beautiful garden here is a real hidden gem, with a covered heated outdoor tent area, a couple of colourful heated beach huts and lots of green space to enjoy dining al fresco. You can find them at postcode HA3 6SD for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The common is a fine place for a dog walk with its woodland and heathland paths. The Hare mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The Borehamwood Walk starts from the train station in the town. It visits the common, Aldenham Country Park, Bentley Priory and Harrow Weald Common. It's a nice way of seeing some of the walking highlights of the area using public transport.
For more walking ideas in the area see the London Walks page.

Photos

Stanmore, Spring Pond, Little Common - geograph.org.uk - 85312

Stanmore, Spring Pond, Little Common.A lot of the trees around the pond have recently been removed to eliminate an algae infestation. Viewed looking eastwards with Wood Lane on the right, this pond is one of four on Stanmore Hill.

Stanmore Common - geograph.org.uk - 85302

Stanmore Common woodland.

Farmland north east of Stanmore Common - geograph.org.uk - 85314

Farmland north east of the common. Idyllic rolling farmland viewed looking north eastwards from the common. Unfortunately the M1 Motorway lurks out of sight beyond the distant trees in the north east corner of this grid square.

Stanmore Common, Bridleway - geograph.org.uk - 88467

Bridleway. Viewed looking north westwards, the white posts have "Horse Ride" written on them.

Walkway over the pond on Stanmore Common - geograph.org.uk - 3874867

Walkway over the pond

Footbridge, Stanmore Common - geograph.org.uk - 4514140

Footbridge in the woodland area.

Daffodils on Little Common, Stanmore - geograph.org.uk - 5322913

Daffodils on Little Common in March

Stanmore Cricket Club - geograph.org.uk - 4420573

Stanmore Cricket Club - on the edge of the common

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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