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Bushey

Hertfordshire


Slow Ways linking Bushey and Borehamwood, Edgware, Harrow, Northwood, Radlett, Watford

England / Hertfordshire / Bushey

Bushey’s six Slow Ways are 83% checked

Drawn: 6/6
reviewed: 6/6
verified: 4/6
and surveyed: 4/6

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Slow Way Route To do
Bushey—Borehamwood
Busbor one Verify me Distance 9km/5mi Ascent 67m Descent 68m
Bushey—Edgware
Busedg one Verify me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent 128m Descent 93m
Bushey—Edgware
Busedg two Review me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent - Descent -
Bushey—Harrow
Bushar one

Double check Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 125m Descent 151m
Bushey—Harrow
Bushar two Enjoy me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 127m Descent 154m
Bushey—Radlett
Busrad one Enjoy me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 61m Descent 82m
Northwood—Bushey
Norbus one Enjoy me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 104m Descent 117m
Watford—Bushey
Watbus one Enjoy me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent 46m Descent 14m

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Collective progress

81% of Bushey’s six route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

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drawn

8/8

reviewed

6/8

surveyed

4/8

verified

6 people have contributed to Bushey’s Slow Ways

2 people have pledged to walk and review a route

6 people have surveyed a route in Bushey

65km out of 65km have been walked and reviewed

164km of reviews have been shared in Bushey

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The relatively short diversions into greenspace make this walk pleasant enough but you can't get away from the fact that the straight line route from which you deviate from but have to return to is a busy urban road. Overall it is reasonably accessible with few obstacles except for winter mud in the grass sections of Attenborough Fields....

John Marsh

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John Marsh took this photo on Bushar two

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I would note that whilst I and other locals have been using this route between Mutton Woods and the Woodland Trust Merry Hill Fields for over 20 years it is not actually designated as a footpath.... Once you get to the point where you can see a field ahead and to the west the Slow Way follows an informal path continuing through a narrow strip of woods and a small 'ravine' (mentioned by others) needs to be crossed and then later a shallow (just about jumpable) perennial stream - although both of these can be avoided by going into the field to the west and following an informal footpath which eventually joins a designated footpath which you can follow eastwards into Merry Hill Fields. Photos 1 - Suburban Harrow; 2 steps in Grim's Dyke Woods; 3 Steepish section entering the woods; 4 'Ravine'; 5 'jumpable shallow stream'; 6,7,8 Merry Hill Fields...

John Marsh

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Bushey—Harrow

Kevin Wooldridge pledged to walk Bushar two

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Derick Rethans took this photo on Bushar two

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The *actual* path was a fast flowing stream, so I wandered along the other side of the hitch up the hill, where then cows blocked my path and I had to divert and jump a fence (sorry) to join the route just before it crosses Merry Hill Lane. The route (at least with the OpenStreetMap background) shows to cross the stream on the North West corner of the golf course with a ford. After the view point there was a minimally muddy path which ended up at Uxbridge Road, which was a little tricky to cross due to a lot of traffic, and no official crossing point....

Derick Rethans

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I wouldn't change much to the review, except that the colours of the trees were amazing! See the photos. There was unfortunately more cars parked on the pavement this time around :-(...

Derick Rethans

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Derick Rethans took this photo on Busedg two

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It was a very pleasant walk, and soon after leaving the station at Radlett there are some fairly green public footpaths to end up a lovely section of agricultural land. I went the wrong direction a few times because I wasn't paying attention enough, but no massive detours :-)....

Derick Rethans

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Derick Rethans took this photo on Busrad one

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Potential for some muddy sections (there was one short very muddy section with logs to help out when I walked) and a couple of flights of steps to contend with but otherwise it was a pleasant walk - particularly the Radlett end....

lwatson

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Prestwick Road in South Oxhey may be difficult to cross in heavy traffic, but there is a traffic island near the route which I used to make it easier....

lwatson

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The path then crosses a road and through a field, going around Elstree Aerodrome. On the other side there was a field with horses, and a path that looks to become very muddy in the rain....

Derick Rethans

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Derick Rethans took this photo on Busbor one

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After coming out of the woods it is then narrow passageways between two fences on a muddy path with lots of nettles....

Derick Rethans

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Derick Rethans took this photo on Norbus one

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After leaving Edgware the walk up and through Canon's Park was lovely....

Derick Rethans

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Derick Rethans took this photo on Busedg two

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If it was any longer, I probably would not have given it 4 stars, as there were lots of really annoying roads and crossings....

Derick Rethans

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Derick Rethans took this photo on Watbus one

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Bushey—Edgware

David Sanderson added Busedg two, a new walk from Bushey to Edgware

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The walk into Canons Park was my favourite section of the walk. But then I entered Stanmore Country Park and I was able to follow "a" way across to the exit, but the plotting hadn't left me in no doubt that I was following the right route. I get the impression that the ground of at least part of the route across the Country Park is always saturated....

David Sanderson

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David Sanderson took this photo on Busedg one

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A route which succeeds in making maximum use of green spaces around two places linked by main roads. Oxhey Park in Watford was a highlight. Safe, easy to follow, maybe could have been more direct but I think that would have detracted from the pleasure of the walk....

David Sanderson

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David Sanderson took this photo on Watbus one

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Bushey

Bluebell surveyed Bushey

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Strider surveyed Busrad one

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The first part of this walk shares many paths with Watrad through large open fields and along quiet pavement-less roads....

Strider

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I got back on track eventually by dropping onto the 'Old Redding' road for 100 metres (plentiful fast traffic, but there is a verge), then turning off again up Ass House Lane, which leads to a golf course (photo) and - hooray - the London Loop signs miraculously reappear! A brief celebration - the route officially leaves London and enters Hertfordshire while crossing the golf course. Almost immediately, as if to underline its new status as a rural Slow Way, comes the second tricky bit - the path that links the golf course to Merry Hill. Merry Hill is so well named, acres of grasses and trees and scrub which has so far survived being turned into a golf course....

Jane Taylor

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Strider surveyed Watbus one

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The route identifies a precise crossing point by Aldenham Road, it is a shame it is less precise about where to cross back, I suggest by the Mercedes garage just before the turn into Oxhey Park. On the whole I enjoyed this route, a good balance of green belt and urban walking; some of the roads are busy, and it isn't always clear about whether/where to cross roads, but apart from that it works....

Jane Taylor

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Jane Taylor took this photo on Watbus one

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I agree with the previous reviewers, this is a lovely walk with a good compromise between direct roads and winding countryside....

Strider

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Little passageways between houses, then tunnels of trees through Oxhey woods and a long narrow passage down into Northwood....

Strider

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Strider surveyed Bushar two

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Narrow woodland paths, open fields, gravel and dirt tracks, Bridges, bridleways, farms, golf courses, grass and common land....

Strider

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It looks a well used entrance to the Merry Hill area, but the fence has clearly been repaired before and may well be repaired again. It is an unreliable and possibly illegal way. An alternative is to continue along the road another kilometer to the proper gate to the area, and rejoin the route there....

Strider

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Bushey—Harrow

Strider added Bushar two, a new walk from Bushey to Harrow

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There are the usual suburban streets close to Harrow town center but once beyond this it is a beautiful and varied hike....

Strider

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Strider surveyed Busedg one

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Between Edgware and Bushy stations there is Stanmore Hill, which ever way you go the first half is uphill and the second half downhill, steep (17% in places)....

Strider

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I'm not sure that there are any better routes; this one is fairly direct (the only way it could be more direct is by going along busy roads the whole way), and the off-road sections through the park and fields were pleasant....

lwatson

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Bushey—Radlett

Roger Webster added Busrad one, a new walk from Bushey to Radlett

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Bushey—Borehamwood

Slow Ways added Busbor one, a new walk from Bushey to Borehamwood

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Bushey—Edgware

Slow Ways added Busedg one, a new walk from Bushey to Edgware

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Bushey—Harrow

Slow Ways added Bushar one, a new walk from Bushey to Harrow

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Northwood—Bushey

Slow Ways added Norbus one, a new walk from Northwood to Bushey

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Watford—Bushey

Slow Ways added Watbus one, a new walk from Watford to Bushey

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Jane Taylor took this photo on Bushar two

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Bushey, Sun 25 February

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Bushey’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

TQ1302495274

Lat / Lon

51.64492° / -0.36790°

Easting / Northing

513,024E / 195,274N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Bushey's meeting point

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Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

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Bothy

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Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

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