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Northwood

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Slow Ways linking Northwood and Bushey, Harrow, Rickmansworth, South Harefield, Watford

England / Greater London / Northwood

Northwood’s five Slow Ways are 85% checked

Drawn: 5/5
reviewed: 5/5
verified: 4/5
and surveyed: 3/5

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Walk to Northwood from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Northwood—Bushey
Norbus one Enjoy me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 104m Descent 117m
Northwood—Harrow
Norhar one Enjoy me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 79m Descent 69m
Northwood—Watford
Norwat one

Double check Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 62m Descent 75m
Northwood—Watford
Norwat two Review me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent - Descent -
Rickmansworth—Northwood
Ricnor one

Verify me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 52m Descent 83m
Rickmansworth—Northwood
Ricnor two Survey me Distance 6km/3mi Ascent 4m Descent 35m
South Harefield—Northwood
Soutnor one Enjoy me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 76m Descent 102m

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Collective progress

82% of Northwood’s five route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

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drawn

7/7

reviewed

5/7

surveyed

4/7

verified

7 people have contributed to Northwood’s Slow Ways

1 people have pledged to walk and review a route

5 people have surveyed a route in Northwood

46km out of 46km have been walked and reviewed

117km of reviews have been shared in Northwood

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You will then see a footpath entrance on your left which leads on to the grounds of Moor Park Golf Club. The footpath takes you directly across the golf course, which felt a little hazadous at times. You definitely have right of access through the golf course, but I got the distinct impression that the golfers didn't love having us there! When you exit the golf course, cross over Moor Lane and head towards Batchworth roundabout....

Matt S

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The route then runs on pavements along Moor Lane and Sandy Lodge Lane. Cross underneath the Metropolitan Line at Sandy Lodge Lane and turn right on to Askew Road. Shortly after this leads on to a footpath that runs alongside the railway line and Sandy Lodge Golf Course....

Matt S

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Northwood—Harrow

Kevin Wooldridge pledged to walk Norhar one

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I hadn't realised from the map that the route went under the roundabout near the start in Harrow but was glad to be able to avoid the busy roads there!...

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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Cut-through paths keep you away from roads but are made very narrow by trees on the path. This was a lovely walk with lots of greenery and little roadside walking....

Strider

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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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It started off with a few residential streets in Northwood, but then it crosses a gold course (watch out for balls!) before it starts following the Hillingdon Trail for a while through Ruislips Wood....

Derick Rethans

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My favourite part was the quaint town of Pinner, and my least favourite the end underneath the roundabout at Harlow. I guess it gets the job done....

Derick Rethans

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Derick Rethans took this photo on Norhar one

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It's not very long though before you walk along Moor lane, which does have a slightly annoying pavement (or rather, lack thereof)....

Derick Rethans

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There are a couple of roads - Church Street in Rickmansworth and Batchworth Lane near Northwood - which may be difficult to cross at busy times. However, this route was very easy to follow, sticking to quieter roads and footpaths where possible. Underfoot I found it generally easygoing, with a potentially muddy section at the bottom of Sandy Lodge golf course....

lwatson

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Again across a road into Bayhurst Wood, muddy paths, and open woods....

Strider

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First a long rail-side path (unlit at night), then a golf course and farm fields....

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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Old Pinner village, Victorian town houses, 30's metro, 50's boxes, 70's low-rise blocks, to modern....

Strider

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Equally, there was a long stretch of pavement walking down what starts off as a fairly busy road in Watford which could have been avoided by going through Watford Fields and using the Ebury Way....

lwatson

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Northwood—Watford

lwatson added Norwat two, a new walk from Northwood to Watford

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I do mean 'legs' however - the nature of the forest trail (upturned roots, steep rises, potential mud) make this section much less usable for wheels. Travelling on foot, I enjoyed this route, but I suspect wheels will find some sections a struggle....

ALSimpson

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This is a beautiful and easy to follow route, which runs mostly through woodland and green spaces....

Gilgul

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Rickmansworth—Northwood

mikey added Ricnor two, a new walk from Rickmansworth to Northwood

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At the busy time I walked this route I found myself waiting several minutes at each fairway crossing, for the golfers to move on....

Matt

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Northwood—Bushey

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

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Northwood—Harrow

Slow Ways added Norhar one, a new walk from Northwood to Harrow

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Northwood—Watford

Slow Ways added Norwat one, a new walk from Northwood to Watford

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Rickmansworth—Northwood

Slow Ways added Ricnor one, a new walk from Rickmansworth to Northwood

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South Harefield—Northwood

Slow Ways added Soutnor one, a new walk from South Harefield to Northwood

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Northwood, Sun 21 April

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Northwood’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

TQ0923791459

Lat / Lon

51.61138° / -0.42380°

Easting / Northing

509,237E / 191,459N

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