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Commons, Gardens and Open Spaces

Bentley Priory Open Space

Bentley Priory Open Space is in Stanmore, north of the Uxbridge road. The open space is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) for its meadow areas.

As well as the meadows the site includes extensive woodlands and two ponds. In the summer cattle graze the meadows.

The site is a haven for bird life and a wide range of plant life. There is no designated car parking but a car park in Warren Lane at Stanmore Common is within five minutes’ walk.

There is a private Deer Park nearby with a herd of approximately 24 Fallow Deer and to the north is Bentley Priory RAF base from which the Battle of Britain was commanded during World War II.

Getting there

Walking icon There are multiple access points to Bentley Priory Open Space
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If you plan to visit by train, the closest train station to Bentley Priory reserve is Stanmore (Underground) and is approximately a 15-minute walk.

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If you plan to visit by bus, the closest bus routes are: 258 and the H12.

Accessibility

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Bernays Gardens

Bernays Gardens is small walled garden in Stanmore with access available from Church road. The garden provides a quiet area in which to sit and relax and admire the peaceful surroundings. Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed in the gardens.

Getting there

Walking icon Pedestrian access: Church Road
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By train: Stanmore (Underground) 15-minute walk

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By bus: 324, 340 or H12

Community group

Bernays Gardens community group


Churchfields Open Space

Churchfields is an area of open space in Harrow-on-the Hill. The area of open space is maintained to encourage wildflowers. Public footpaths cross it leading to St Mary's Church, West Street, Roxborough Park and Bessborough Road.

Getting there

Walking icon Pedestrian access: Bessborough Road and Trafalgar Terrace
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By train: Harrow on the Hill (Underground) 10-minute walk

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By bus: 395, H9 and the H10


The Grove Open Space

The Grove Open Space is located in Lowlands road in central Harrow.  The open space can be located on the north slop of Harrow-on-the Hill and contains a large statue of a leaf symbolic of Harrow-on-the Hill's greenland.

Getting there

Walking icon Pedestrian access: Lowlands Road
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By train: Harrow on the Hill (Underground) 2-minute walk

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By bus: 182, 186, 223, 258, 483, H14, H17, H18 and the N18


Grimsdyke Open Space

Grimsdyke Open Space is located in Harrow Weald in Old Redding. The open space is 3.5 hectares and adjoins Harrow Weald Common it comprises mainly of woodland.

Getting there

Walking icon Pedestrian access: Old Redding
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By train: Carpenders Park (Overground) 20-minute walk

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By bus: 258, H12 and the H18.


Hatch End Playing Fields

Hatch End Playing Fields is located on Headstone Lane with access from Uxbridge road. The open space has two cricket pitches and football goals erected during the football season.

There are car parking facilities accessible via Uxbridge road by Hatch End's swimming pool and Harrow Art's centre.

Getting there

Walking icon Pedestrian access: Headstone Lane and Uxbridge road
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By train: Hatch End (Overground) 5-minute walk

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By bus: 182, H12 and H14.


Lake Grove Open Space

Lake Grove is located in Dalkeith Grove, Stanmore. The open space is part of the Duke of Chandos' estate and is shared with Canons Park and the North London Collegiate School. 

The open space provides almost 3 hectares of open space and woodland.

Getting there

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Pedestrian access: Dalkeith Grove

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By train: Canons Park (Underground) 10-minute walk

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By bus: 79, 186 and 340.


Little Common Pinner

Little Common Pinner is located in Elm Park Road in Pinner at the top of the highstreet. There is also an entrance from the public footpath which links Waxwell Lane, via the Dell, to Elm Park Road.

The common also has a playground and a practice basketball hoop.

Getting there

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Pedestrian access: Elm Park road

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By train: Pinner (Underground) 10-minute walk

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By bus: H11, H12, H13 and 183.


Newton Farm Ecology Park

Newton Ecology Park was opened in 1990 and provides 2.65 hectares of open space designed and maintained to encourage wildlife habitats. 

The park has entrances in Alexandra Avenue and Rayners Lane. There is a small car park at the Rayners Lane entrance and a small play area.

Getting there

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Pedestrian access: Alexandra Avenue and Rayners Lane

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By train: Rayners Lane (Underground) 15-minute walk

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By bus: H10, H12 and 398.


Pinner Recreation Ground

Pinner Recreation Ground is located in West End Lane, Pinner. There is a public footpath with a link into the park between Starling Close and Hazeldene Drive. There is also a children's playground located in the park.

Getting there

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Pedestrian access: West End Lane

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By train: Pinner (Underground) 10-minute walk

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By bus: H11, H12, H13 and 183


Priestmead Recreation Ground

Priestmead Recreation Ground is located in Kenton with entrances from Kingshill Avenue and Hartford Avenue. It has a children's playground and practice basketball hoop.

Getting there

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Pedestrian access: Kingshill Drive

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By train: Harrow and Wealdstone (Overground and Underground) 23-minute walk

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By bus: H19.


Stanmore Country Park

Stanmore Country park is located in Stanmore, north of London Road with entrances off Dennis Lane, Kerry Avenue and Wood Lane. The Country Park is primarily made up of woodland and meadow.

Getting there

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Pedestrian access: Dennis Lane, Kerry Avenue and Wood Lane (car park).

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By train: Stanmore (Underground) 4-minute walk

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By bus: H12, 142, 324, N98.


Stanmore Common

Stanmore Common is located in Stanmore with car parking in Warren Lane. The Common is made up of woodland and heathland and is a Statutory Local Nature Reserve.

There are two artificially created ponds which are thought to be former village ponds, with one still containing a pump.

Getting there

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Pedestrian access: Warren Lane

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By train: Stanmore (Underground) 25-minute walk

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By bus: 142.


The Croft Playing Fields

The Crofts Playing Fields is an open space located between Eastcote and Pinner. It has entrances from Cannonbury Avenue and Glover Road.

The playing fields have a children's play area, football pitches and changing rooms.

Getting there

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Pedestrian access: Cannonbury Avenue and Glover Road.

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By train: Eastcote (Underground) 15-minute walk

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By bus: H12 and H13.


The Viewpoint

The Viewpoint is located in Old Redding next to the Case is Altered Public House. The open space covers is predominantly made up of car parking space.

There are magnificent views across the north of London on a clear day.

Getting there

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Pedestrian access: Old Redding

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By train: Hatch End (Overground) 25-minute walk

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By bus: 258, 640.


Weald Village Open Space

Weald Village Open Space is located in Harrow Weald. It is an open area of parkland accessible from The Cross Way and The Bye Way. The park has a playing field and children's playground.

Getting there

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Pedestrian access: The Cross Way and The Bye Way.

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By train: Harrow and Wealdstone (Overground and Underground) 20-minute walk

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By bus: 140, 182, 258, 340, 640 and N18.


Whitefriars Open Space

Whitefriars Open Space is located in Wealdstone with an entrance on Athelstone Road.  The open space is made up of mainly grassland.

Getting there

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Pedestrian access: Athelstone Road.

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By train: Harrow and Wealdstone (Overground and Underground) 20-minute walk

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By bus: 140, 182, 258, 340, 640 and N18.


Woodlands Open Space

Woodlands Open Space is located in North Harrow with entrances from Woodlands, Melrose Road, North Harrow car park and Cambridge Road.

The park includes an open grass area and a conservation area of woodland. There is also an allotment at the west side of the open space.

Getting there

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Pedestrian access: Cambridge Road, Melrose Road, North Harrow car park and Woodlands.

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By train: North Harrow (Underground) 3-minute walk

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By bus: 183 and H18.


Yeading Brook Open Space

Yeading Brook Open Space is an open space alongside the Yeading Brook, which links Northumberland Road with Rayners Lane.

There are entrances in Lincoln Road and The Ridgeway cross the brook midway along the length of the park. The open space provides a pleasant walk with lawns, mature trees and shrubberies.

Getting there

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Pedestrian access: Lincoln Road, Northumberland Road, Rayners Lane and Suffolk Road.

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By train: North Harrow (Underground) 2-minute walk

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By bus: 183, H11 and H18.