GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Bedfont Lakes Country Park

2 miles (3 km)

This water-focused nature reserve, has 180 acres of rolling meadows, woodlands and lakes. Over 300 plants and 140 bird species have been recorded in the park. The park offers a wide range of activities including, walking, picnics, a trim trail, orienteering and fishing. Bedfont Lakes is located near Ashford train station.
Just to the north of the park there's the Longford River and views of the planes landing and taking off at Heathrow Airport.

Postcode

TW14 8QA - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Bedfont Lakes Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Bedfont Lakes Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Dog Walking

The park is a great place for a dog walk. There are some on lead areas but there is also a designated dog run where you dog run off the lead in a fenced area.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the west you can continue your walking around Staines Moor. It's a lovely place for a walk with nice trails along the River Colne Valley Way and a series of large reservoirs.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Bedfont Lakes Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 93469

Bedfont Lakes Country Park. Wild flowers are a delightful feature of this country park. It was created in the 1990s from gravel pits & rubbish dumps.

Office buildings on Bedfont Lakes Industrial Estate - geograph.org.uk - 93479

Office buildings on Bedfont Lakes Industrial Estate. These commercial buildings help to finance the creation & maintenance of the park.

View across Bedfont Lakes Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 2252950

View across Bedfont Lakes Country Park

Duke of Northumberland's River at Bedfont - water for mills and Syon House - geograph.org.uk - 112533

Duke of Northumberland's River at Bedfont - water for mills and Syon House. The Duke of Northumberland's River is an early artificial waterway taking water from the Colne to the Crane and to Syon Park. A British History Online article on East Bedfont from the Victoria County History of Middlesex says it is "said to have been made by the convent of Syon in the time of Henry V." The water has been used for Twickenham and Isleworth mills and there were disputes between the mill owners who wanted the water for power, and the Dukes of Northumberland who wanted it for lakes in Syon Park. The river ran across the site of Heathrow Airport, was put into pipes underneath in the 1940s, but has recently been diverted around the south of the airport

Seat at Bedfont Lakes Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 2252972

A place to rest overlooking the lake.

Longford River at Bedfont - water for Hampton Court - geograph.org.uk - 112074

Longford River at Bedfont - water for Hampton Court. This is an artificial river about 12 miles long. The "This is Longford" websitetells us it was dug on the orders of Charles 1. In 1638 he wanted water from the Colne to supply Hampton Court. The river runs from Longford, now at the north east corner of Heathrow Airport. Until recently it ran under the airport, but with the building of the 5th terminal it has been diverted around the south of the airport. The river remained crown property, and some bridges over it have the royal cypher.

The Millenium Mound in Bedfont Lakes Park - panoramio

The Millenium Mound. A small hill and viewpoint in the park.

The Fishing Lake - geograph.org.uk - 2001414

The Fishing Lake

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

Bedfont Lakes Country Park.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Bedfont Lakes Country Park.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)