Woods and a swimming lake
|Start||Ruislip Manor underground station|
|Finish||Ruislip underground station|
|Time||1 hour 45 mins|
|Travel||Metropolitan and Piccadilly line trains go from central London to Ruislip Manor and Ruislip underground stations. Both are in Travelcard Zone 6.|
This walk takes you through Park Wood and Poor’s Field, finishing at The Water’s Edge, Reservoir Road for refreshments. If you get disorientated in the woods, don’t worry too much as wandering around, you will in time come across the Lido and or 12” gauge railway (which skirts the Lido), from which you may regain your bearings.
The Water’s Edge, Ruislip Lido , HA4 7TY. T: 01895 625 241. Alternatively if food is no longer being served, then you may catch the H13 bus back to Ruislip Manor, for J.J. Moon’s (wetherspoon), 12 Victoria Road, HA4 9AA. (Opposite Ruislip Manor station) T: 01895 62237, food served until 22:00.
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National Rail: 03457 48 49 50 • Travelline SE (bus times): 0871 200 2233 (12p/min) • TFL (London) : 0343 222 1234
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The directions for this walk are also in a PDF (link above) which you can download on to a Kindle, tablet, or smartphone. OpenStreetMap (not OS) mapping is used in the PDF for licence reasons.
- Coming out of Ruislip Manor station, turn right up Victoria Road. In 80 metres cross over Park Way to continue up Windmill Hill. In 450 metres cross Eastcote Road to continue along Kings College Road. In 700 metres at the end of Kings College Road you enter Park Wood.
- A suggested route to the Water’s Edge, R eservoir Road: Follow the car wide track, (in the same direction as Kings College Road, 340º), which after 1200 metres will lead you to the western edge of the wood bordering the Lido. From here you can turn right, initially north, to then head west around the top of the Lido, before taking a southerly path through Poor’s Field to end up at The Water’s Edge pub.
- Route back from Ruislip Lido to Ruislip underground station: If not taking the half hourly H13 bus service from Reservoir Road to Ruislip station. TBC