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Walks and Trails

With over 700 acres across our three sites there are plenty of landscapes to explore year round in the Country Parks. 

Getting outdoors has great benefits for both mental and physical health so why not walk, jog or run one of the routes listed below or hire a bike from on site partners Go Ape and cycle your way around Black Park.

If you are looking for a shorter route, did you know that the stroll around Black Park Lake is 0.9 miles, an amble down Verney's Walk and back in Langley Park is 0.7 miles.  A jog across Misbourne meadow to the canal towpath and back in Denham will rack up 0.8 miles.

Habitat Trail - Black Park

Trail Length: 4km or 2.7 miles

 

Explore the diverse habitats of Black Park, learn about the wild animals & plant life in the Park – from bats to butterflies and reptiles to Roe Deer.

 

Find out why & how we manage the Heathland, Woodlands and Rides.

 

Do you know what a SSSI is and whereabouts they are in the Park? Who constructed the lake, why and when?

 

What’s the connection between Pine trees, Crossbills and Cauliflower Fungus?

 

**Please note Board 8 is currently not in location whilst it is being refurbished**

 

Map

History Trail - Langley Park

Trail length: 4.5km or 3 miles

 

Take a stroll through 800 years of history in Langley Park – from a Royal Hunting Ground, to extravagant Pleasure Gardens.

 

This trail will take you through the amazing ancient woodland of King’s Wood, along the Capability Brown serpentine lake and out into the wider Langley Estate.

 

Discover which King dowered the Langley Estate to not 1 but 2 of his wives; who was the first appointed Ranger and explore the nationally recognised rhododendron collection & Victorian Pinetum.

 

 

Trail Leaflet & Map

Timberland Tree Trail - Langley Park

Trail length: 2km or 1.35 miles

 

Did you know we have our very own dragon in Langley Park?  Follow the trail through Langley Park’s beautiful parkland & woodland to find the dragon tree & discover more about the fantastic variety of trees here.

 

Bring along a wax crayon & take a rubbing of the raised image on each tree plaque, which also has more information about the tree.

 

Do you know on average what proportion of its life an oak tree spends growing, resting & dying? Find out this & many more interesting facts about Langley Park’s trees.

 

 

Trail Leaflet & Map

Orienteering Trail - Black Park

Trail length: 3 recommended routes

1.5km, 2.2km or 4.5km - 1 mile, 1.5 miles or 3 miles

 

Orienteering is a great way to explore lesser known areas of the park and you can compete as a group or against the clock on your own.

 

Use the map to navigate from point to point, recording the letters you find on each post.  Follow one of the recommended courses or make up your own route.

 

A compass is not essential but will aid you in orientating the map so bring it along if you have one. Download the instructions and map to print a copy yourself or purchase from our online shop and we will post you a copy.

 

 

 

Instructions & Map

I Spy Spring Trail

See if you can find the signs of spring in the parks!

 

There is no specified route, just enjoy a day out at Black Park and see what you find. 

 

Download your tick sheet below or pick one up from the visitor information point or Lakeside café in Black Park.

Trail Sheet