GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Celandine Route

12 miles (19 km)

Follow the River Pinn from Pinner to Cowley on this nice easy waterside walk through west London.
The walk starts at Pinner tube station and follows the river through Ruislip and Hillingdon before finishing on the Grand Union Canal at Cowley.
Look out for flora and fauna on the walk including Kingfishers and Treecreepers and the Lesser Celandine flowers after which the walk is named.

Celandine Route OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Celandine Route Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


There's a nice waterside cafe next to Ruislip Lido, just west of the route. It's a lovely place for rest and refreshment on a fine day.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Near the start of the route you can take a slight detour to visit Ruislip Lido. The lido is a popular place for waterside walks with an artificial beach and super Mini gauge railway as well. Bayhurst Wood Country Park and Ruislip Woods are located next to the lido and have some nice peaceful woodland trails to explore on foot or by bike.
The Colne Valley Trail runs just west of the route. This shared cycling and walking trail will take you through the River Colne valley, visiting several pretty lakes and the nearby Denham Country Park on the way.


Celandine Way - - 2455832

Celandine Way and River Pinn near Pinner.

River Pinn in Ruislip - - 577643

River Pinn in Ruislip. Viewed looking upstream from the footbridge connecting Grasmere Avenue and Westcote Rise.

River Pinn. looking towards Swakeleys Road, Ickenham - - 62027

River Pinn. looking towards Swakeleys Road, Ickenham

Swakeleys Park Diamond Jubilee Garden - - 3201092

Swakeleys Park Diamond Jubilee Garden

River Pinn after winter rain - - 338140

River Pinn after winter rain. River Pinn downstream of Stratford bridge [A4020], Uxbridge/Hillingdon border.

River Pinn - - 339421

High water in the River Pinn. Viewed from the perimeter road within the grounds of Brunel University.

River Pinn near Cowley - - 801361

Viewed looking downstream from near the Robbie Bell Bridge, the Pinn is a tributary of the River Colne. The water here was very clear.

Packet Boat Marina - - 2682127

Packet Boat Marina


GPS Files

GPX File

Celandine Route.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Celandine Route.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)