GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Fryent Country Park

1 miles (1 km)

Explore 103 hectares (254 acres) of rolling fields, hills and woodland in this country park and nature reserve in the London Borough of Brent. The walk starts in the car park at the eastern end of the park and follows footpaths to the top of Barn Hill. At the top of the hill there is a pond and great views towards Wembley Stadium and London. There are also two other hills with viewpoints, several other ponds and grazing ponies to see in this fine open space.
Parking is available for about 50 cars but if you're coming on public transport you can catch the underground to Kingsbury Stationon theJubilee line.
If you'd like to continue your walk you can follow the Capital Ring to the nearby Brent Reservoir for waterside trails.

Fryent Country Park Postcode

NW9 9SE - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Fryent Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Fryent Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Fryent Country Park Pubs/Cafes

The George is located just to the east of the park in Kingsbury. They serve good food and have a nice garden area for warmer weather. You can find them a short stroll from the site at 234 Church Lane with a postcode of NW9 8SN for your sat navs.

Fryent Country Park Dog Walking

The woodland and open parkland are ideal for dog walking so you'll probably see other owners on your visit. The George mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head a couple of miles east of the park and you could pick up the Dollis Valley Green Walk in Hendon. The pleasant route will take you through London along the Dollis Brook, where there's lots of interesting flora and fauna to see. For more walking ideas in the area see the Greater London Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Fryent Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 1224435

Fryent Country Park is 250-acres haven of traditional countryside in the heart of the Brent suburbs. This picture was taken from Fryent Way (A4140).

Barn Hill pond - geograph.org.uk - 476223

Barn Hill pond. One of several ponds in the park, this one at the top of Barn Hill is reputedly the only one with fish, and was created to the design of the landscape architect Humphrey Repton in about 1793 for the then landowner Richard Page. The water level is about 83 metres above sea level.

Barn Hill Triangulation Pillar - geograph.org.uk - 476193

Barn Hill Triangulation Pillar on the western side of the park. Distant lines of sight for surveyors would not have been good from this pillar. This is the best aspect although the BT Tower is also just visible in an ESE direction. The view to the north and west is totally blocked by trees. The new Wembley Stadium arch is just visible through the murk. This is possibly the closest OS Triangulation Pillar to central London.

Barn Hill Open Space, Wembley - geograph.org.uk - 32029

Barn Hill Open Space, Wembley. This is the view North from the hill, towards Kingsbury and Edgware including the Grim's Dyke/Ditch ridge with Hertfordshire. Not a big hill, a knoll 86 metres high. It is above land of 30-60 metres elevation. It is well wooded but in some directions and up trees especially has extensive views. West can be seen Harrow on the Hill, south: Wembley Stadium and east: (over the vale of the Brent Reservoir which can be made out climbing trees) is Hampstead Heath in front of which are the hillside communities of Golders Green, Childs Hill and Frognal.

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GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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