3 of 5 (2 votes)

The end of the line...but worth it!

A leisurely walk (countryside) in City of London, England, about 5.92km (3.68 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 1:30. It is suitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 66m (216ft)
Loss 65m (213ft)
Max. Elevation 110m (360ft)
Elevation (total) 131m (429ft)
Start & End
Cockfosters Tube Station
Distance 5.92km
Duration ~1:30
Ordnance Survey Map
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by Timwoods on 23 Jul 2008
Head out north on London's Piccadilly Line to Cockfosters and you will soon find yourself in the beautiful Trent Country Park, full of meadows, woodland and lakes - perfect for escaping the hustle and bustle of the city for an afternoon. There's a good cafe in the park, plus a brilliant 'Pick Your Own' farm just outside the northern edge of the park. All this less than an hour from the centre of London!

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Walk Map


OS Grid TQ280964
Turn right out of the tube station along Cockfosters Road, and the entrance to Trent Country Park is about 500 metres down the road.
Exploring the meadows About 0.73 km (~0.45 miles) from
OS Grid TQ288963
Head right at the entrance and you will find large meadows, full of butterflies in summer. Follow the edge of the meadows, next to the woodland.
Middlesex University About 0.73 km (~0.45 miles) from
OS Grid TQ287970
Find your way through the meadows - you can't really get lost. When you come to the campus of Middlesex University, head across the road and down to the lakes.
Past the lakes About 0.74 km (~0.46 miles) from
OS Grid TQ291976
Follow the paths beyond the lake into the woodland, and towards the north-eastern corner of the park. The pick your own farm is near here, although this little bit may be tricky for prams or wheelchairs.
Parkside Farm About 1.18 km (~0.73 miles) from
OS Grid TQ302980
Once you leave the country park (via a small gate), turn right and follow the road for 250 metres until you see Parkside Farm. This is a great place to pick a few fruits and vegetables - check the website for what's available and opening times: www.parksidefarmpyo.co.uk
The cafe About 2.54 km (~1.58 miles) from
OS Grid TQ279969
Once you have picked lots of strawberries (and eaten a few!) head back through the park on any of the paths. The cafe is just near the entrance where you came in.

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