6th April 2021

A walk in the countryside is a great way to keep young children entertained, give them some fresh air, vitamin d, and stimulate their minds by bringing them close to nature. Let’s face it young children always sleep better after some fresh air and exercise outside, so it is well worth building a few walks into your family routine and we hope to help with our below list of favourite walks in the Colne Valley Park which are suitable for buggies and prams…

And don’t forget a great walk will help to lift your mood and give you some great exercise for your mind and body.

So come with the Colne Valley Park on an exciting journey, exploring a variety of wonderful country walks with the “countryside on your doorstep”. Which one will you choose first…

Aquadrome Rickmansworth

The Aquadrome, a Nature Reserve located in Rickmansworth, has easily accessible paths around the reserve which will make it easy for families with buggies or children on bikes. The reserve also has a large car park, café and a playground.

Langley Park

Langley Park, which is part of  Buckinghamshire Country Parks, is a great place to go out with the family. Most main paths throughout the park are hard stony paths with occasional loose stones. A large car park (pay and display) is on site, as well as a playground and Tea Room with toilet facilities.

Black Park Country Park

Black Park

Black Park covers over 500 acres of woodland, heathland and open space and great paths which are suitable for buggies. The park offers beautiful woodland tracks and opportunities for wildlife spotting. Large car park (pay and display), playground, café and toilet facilities can also be found on site. 

Harmondsworth Moor

This country park in Hillingdon has some nice footpaths taking you to grassland and two pretty lakes. It is the largest public park to be built in the London area in the last 100 years, having been opened in 2000.The site includes riverside paths along the Wraysbury River and the River Colne. There’s also some moderate hill climbs with extensive views towards London and Windsor Castle.

Denham Country Park

It is a fantastic place to get out and explore the surrounding countryside, with walks to the picturesque Denham Village and out through the wider Colne Valley. For families the adventure playground and paddling beach adjacent to the café are a must.  The park has suitable paths for buggies, please find the attached map for your visit

Lammas Park – Staines

This attractive park in the southern most point of the Colne Valley, commands a scenic Thames-side location. It is suited to families with a good playground, car park (pay and display), café and toilets  and in the summer a great water splash park, tennis courts and boats rides / hire along the River Thames. On the other side of the Wraysbury Road you can enjoy walks around the attractive lakes at Church Lammas.

We hope you enjoy your exploration of the Colne Valley Park and if we’ve inspired you then please pass the inspiration on and share your walk with us via social media – we love to see your posts.

Don’t forget to take some layers to keep warm, drinks to keep hydrated and any energy boosts needed. And why not collect some of nature’s gifts along the way and get creative when you get home? You could do a scavenger hunt – https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2020/01/nature-scavenger-hunts/ or create some wonderful art with what you find https://www.colnevalleypark.org.uk/nature-explorer-activities/. You may need to plan for facilities and parking in advance and don’t forget to help us keep The Colne Valley Park beautiful by following the countryside code here https://www.colnevalleypark.org.uk/keeping-the-colne-valley-park-beautiful/ Enjoy taking some wonderful photography on your discoveries too.

Happy walking and creating memories!

IF you have enjoyed your time recently in the Colne Valley Park, please consider supporting us with our endeavours and getting to know us a bit more by becoming a “Friend” of the Park. Find out more here https://www.colnevalleypark.org.uk/become-a-champion/trust-friends/