Short Walks in the Colne Valley Park

1. Heronsgate

2¾ miles - a peaceful country walk away from roads, through farmland and woods.


2. Old Shire Lane 

Unfortunately due to High Speed 2 construction the Old Shire Lane, south of Chalfont lane, is shut for the next 8 years. Because of the failure by HS2 to provide an alternative footpath it is no longer possible to follow this circular walk.

6½ miles - follow ancient pathways to explore farmland, bluebell woods and the village of West Hyde.


3. Horn Hill 

3½ miles (short walk 2¼ miles) - a delightful rural walk with views at every turn.


4. Chalfont Park

Unfortunately, due to High Speed 2 construction the Old Shire Lane, south of Chalfont lane, is shut for the next 8 years. Because of the failure by HS2 to provide an alternative footpath it is no longer possible to follow this circular walk.

5 miles (short walk 3½ miles) - through open farmland, beech woodlands and along the River Misbourne.


5. Gerrards Cross

3¾ miles - varied scenery with a landscape of the old and the new with great views from the sides of the Misbourne Valley.


6. Denham Woodland

5¼ miles - explore ancient Denham woodlands and the beautiful Misbourne Valley.


7. Rickmansworth

1½ miles - round lakes, over rivers, along the canal and beside a stream.


8. Rickmansworth Lakes

3¾ miles (short walk 2¼ miles) - a peaceful walk around three lakes on what was once a busy gravel extraction site.


9. Harefield and Batchworth Heights

5 miles (short walk 3½ miles) - beautiful views and the best of the Colne Valley, passing Rickmansworth Lakes, the Grand Union Canal and surrounding farmland.


10. Mount Pleasant

3¼ miles (short walk 2 miles) - experience a slower pace along historic canals and pleasant lakes with lots of bird life. Fantastic views over the Colne Valley.

 


11. South Harefield

3¾ miles (short walk 2¾ miles) - a walk along beautiful stretches of the Grand Union Canal and through farmland, with some of the best views anywhere in the Colne Valley.

 


12. Grand Union Canal

4 miles - a peaceful stretch of the Grand Union Canal with views over magnificent lakes with thriving bird life.


13. Denham

2½ miles - explore historic Denham village and the woodlands, waterways and meadows of Denham Country Park.


14. Black Park

2¼ miles - enjoy a varied patchwork of woodland, heathland and lakeside at Black Park.


15. Langley

4 miles (short walk 2½ miles) - along the canal to quiet country lanes with views across ancient parkland to Langley Mansion.


16. Iver

4½ miles (short walk 3¼ miles) - a lovely walk along countryside footpaths, the bank of the River Colne and the Slough Arm of the Grand Union Canal.


17. River Colne

4¾ miles - a wonderful alternative to the busy main road between Uxbridge and West Drayton.


18. Harmondsworth Moor

2¼ miles - through newly created parkland, with plentiful wildlife and views to Windsor Castle and London.


19. Wraysbury and Ankerwycke

4½ miles - a varied and picturesque walk along the Colne Brook, the magnificent Wraysbury Lakes, the National Trust Ankerwycke Estate and the village of Wraysbury.


20. Staines Moor

3½ miles (short walk 2½ miles) - a short walk with views of the Thames, historic Staines and the Church Lammas Lakes.

Please note that there is a diversion between point 5 and 6 caused by closure of a level crossing. The map still shows the original route.