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|Ruislip and Ruislip Woods|
|Author: Pub Walker, Published: 29 Aug 2013||Walk Rating:|
|A 4 mile circular walk from Ruislip, Middlesex. The walking route heads north past the site of an old castle to reach Ruislip Woods – a beautiful mixed woodland and National Nature Reserve. You’re likely to see plenty of wildlife with the woodland being home to everything from badgers and foxes, to woodpeckers, squirrels and owls. |
The walk has just a couple of long but steady gradients. The woodland paths are all fairly wide but they are uneven with roots and can get very muddy after periods of rain and in the winter. There is one single gate on route and no stiles. Approximate time 1.5 to 2 hours.
Ruislip is located in north west London, in the London Borough of Hillingdon in Middlesex. The walk starts and finishes at the roundabout between the A4180 High Street and the B466 Eastcote Road. Approximate post code HA4 7AR. If you are travelling by car, the nearest car park is the St Martin’s Approach pay and display car park which is just around the corner (go down the B466 Eastcote Road and take the first left into St Martin’s Approach). Alternatively, the nearest underground station is Ruislip Station which is on the Metropolitan and Piccadilly lines and is just a 10 minute walk along the High Street.
|Start to Ruislip Woods|
Start point: 51.577 lat, -0.4273 long
Standing on the pavement facing the Duck House building (currently a Prezzo restaurant), turn right and then immediately left down the small gated private road which passes between the restaurant and the public toilets, signed to Manor Farm Heritage Site.
|Ruislip Woods to Ruislip Lido|
Start point: 51.5832 lat, -0.428 long
Keep ahead to join the boardwalk heading into the woodland and, as it ends, continue ahead on the main woodland track.
|Ruislip Lido to Haste Hill|
Start point: 51.5886 lat, -0.4284 long
Turn right just before the lido and follow the woodland path with the fenced lido area on the left. Through the fence you’ll see the small tracks of the miniature railway. This railway was first opened in 1945 and at that time the carriages were pulled by a steam locomotive.
|Haste Hill to Kings College Road|
Start point: 51.5956 lat, -0.4204 long
At this top corner, turn right and then keep left to follow the path marked with a white circle and arrow, following the fence line on the left. As the fence line swings left, bear left on the boardwalk footpath which follows it. Next, bear left on the bridleway marked with a blue horseshoe with the fence still close on the left.
|Kings College Road to End|
Start point: 51.5831 lat, -0.4202 long
Continue down Kings College Road for just a few paces and, opposite the entrance to a car park on the left, turn right under a height restriction barrier signed as public footpath R137. Pass the cafe to the left and you’ll emerge to a playing field.
Text and images for this walk are Copyright © 2013 by the author pubwalker and may not be reproduced without permission.
Great walk. Had to put the dog on a lead near the stables because they were doing pony walks into the woods with kids. There are a couple of points where the walk is on a road but otherwise great for the dog as well as the kids.
|By catherine01 on 28 Aug 2017|
One of my regular walks and very well described. The cinder track near the end has a Tarmac surface now.
|By Mandy B on 16 Nov 2016|
Be aware that The Duck House is no longer a pub, it's a branch of the Italian chain restaurant Prezzo.
|By steveroberts on 01 Nov 2016|
I'm starting my fitness campaign and this was a nice gentle one to begin with. Wear appropriate clothing. I went after a night of rain so very muddy in some places. Peaceful too, if you go early enough.
|By fazakd01 on 02 Oct 2016|
Very muddy in March. Clear directions
|By dejongm on 28 Mar 2016|
The information in this guide has been provided in good faith and is intended only as a guide, not a statement of fact. You are advised to check the accuracy of the information provided and should not use this guide for navigational directions nor should you rely on the accuracy of the weather forecast. You are advised to take appropriate clothing, footwear, equipment and navigational materials with you according to the current and possible weather and nature of the terrain. Always follow the country code and follow any additional warnings or instructions that may be available. Some walks may be very strenuous and you are advised to seek medical advice if you have any doubts as to your capability to complete the walk.
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|Image by: Richard |
Uploaded: 30 Aug 2013
Bobbie the Poodle in Ruislip Woods with her blue cool coat on. It was a warm day in August and hot even in the shade of the woods.
|Image by: Richard |
Uploaded: 30 Aug 2013
This picture was taken in August in the morning just before we went on this walk. As you can see form the blue sky it was a lovely day.
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