Denham Village & the Grand Union Canal

  • April 7, 2013 · 10:15 AM
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In conjunction with London Explorers.

Walk length 10 miles/16km approx. Circular.

This walk encompasses the quaint village of Denham, Bayhurst Wood and the Grand Union Canal.

Walk Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

Starting from Denham rail station this route passes through the village of Denham, before exploring some of the local countryside. From Newyears Green to Bayhurst wood (part of Ruislip Woods (Site of Special Scientific Interest & Nature Reserve) the route mainly follows the Hillingdon trail before reaching the Grand Union Canal, a civil engineering legacy of the Victorian era that stretches 137 miles from London to Birmingham.

Denham village is particularly pretty, with old brick houses and a tree-lined road. As well as having been used for numerous film locations it has strong associations with the film industry and the old Denham film studios (demolished in 1981). A number of famous people live and have lived in the village. A blue plaque commemorates the late actor Sir John Mills on his former home (Hills House).

Lunch & Finish:

Please bring a packed lunch and water for the walk. The walk should finish at about 4.30pm and include a 30 min lunch stop and pub(probably at the end), however the time may be earlier or later than this depending on the weather and pace (we have a relaxed pace which includes sightseeing and photography).

Meeting & Transport:

Meet at 10.15am outside Denham Railway station for the walk to start at 10.30am.

Train: The 09.52am train from London Marylebone gets to Denham for 10.21am.
See: Chiltern Railways

Car: The car park at Denham station charges £3.50 for Sunday parking, however free parking maybe available on nearby streets (Please leave enough time to park).

I would encourage you to seek other members who are driving, or take advantage of a group save on the train. See: Group Save Advice

Please make a note of the organizers numbers - Leon[masked] and Colin 07709305681.

RSVP: The organizers monitor non-attendance; we will ban anyone who 'no shows' twice for our events. You are also asked to please update your RSVP at least 24 hours beforehand.
Please see our RSVP policy

Weather:
Updates will be posted; see also BBC Weather
Please see our weather policy

Walking Safety: Walking is a great way to keep fit and generally very safe; however it does contain an element of risk. Before going on any of these walks you need to be reasonably fit and be prepared to be responsible for your own safety. You must wear appropriate clothing such as proper walking boots, warm and wet weather clothing and carry sufficient food and water. Please see our Terms and Conditions

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  • Sue

    Another great walk, thank you Colin and Leon

    April 8, 2013

  • Elaine H.

    Lovely walk, great company & sunshine, what more could you ask for !!!

    April 8, 2013

  • Caroline

    What a great day! I really enjoyed meeting you all. Thank you Colin and Leon!

    April 8, 2013

  • Lyndon

    lovely

    April 8, 2013

  • Alan B.

    A very good day out. Hope to see you all again soon.

    April 8, 2013

  • Daksha P.

    Always enjoy my walks with this group! Thank you all for another great day.

    April 8, 2013

  • Suzanne B.

    Really enjoyed today. Weather and company was brilliant!

    April 7, 2013

  • Alison

    Thank you all for an enjoyable day

    1 · April 7, 2013

  • Janet C.

    Great day

    April 7, 2013

  • Hazel M.

    Really enjoyed as usual. Exceptional company and lovely weather.

    April 7, 2013

  • Sonja

    Excellent walk once again - thank you Colin & Leon.
    Great group with lots of chats along the way.
    See you next week!

    April 7, 2013

  • Fernando

    A great walk, very well organised and a friendly crowd

    April 7, 2013

  • Fernando

    Thanks for another great walk!

    April 7, 2013

  • Leila

    Thanks to Colin, Leon and Isabelle for another super Sunday and the treat of sunshine and warm from the sky and from within a great group of people x

    1 · April 7, 2013

  • Diane & P.

    Thanks to Colin and Leon - very well organised and loved the walk and the people :) have a good week to you all Diane and Phil

    2 · April 7, 2013

    • Leila

      Great to meet you both too! Hope the dancing was fun and you still had enough energy!

      April 7, 2013

  • Chris R.

    Great day thanks

    April 7, 2013

  • Liz T

    Great walk as usual! Thanks.

    April 7, 2013

  • beth

    It were Mint Imperial! Thank you for a glorious day!

    1 · April 7, 2013

  • Diane & P.

    Morning all! Looking forward to today's walk. See you all soon :-)

    April 7, 2013

  • Chris D.

    There are lots of comments about people who aren't able to make it. Are these all off the 'attending' list?

    April 7, 2013

  • Chris D.

    Hoping to bring my wife Pip and 7 year old Celeste to join me and Seb

    1 · April 6, 2013

  • Chris R.

    This is my first meet , so will be good to meet some new friends.

    2 · April 6, 2013

  • Martin

    Ill with Flu... won't be around for a few weeks.

    April 6, 2013

  • Shakira

    Yay cya all tomoz :)

    1 · April 6, 2013

    • Leila

      Feelin' the lurve!

      April 6, 2013

  • Veronika

    Sorry, I've decided to stay over niggt at my friend's so not in the area tmrw

    April 6, 2013

  • Sonja

    Re-confirming for Sunday 7th's walk at Denham - looking forward to a bit of sun on my face.
    Might even bring my sunglasses!

    1 · April 6, 2013

  • Lívia P.

    Hello, please let me know what will happen with us on the waiting list. Also I would be interested to join to somebody's car from London. Thanks, Livia

    April 6, 2013

  • Fernando

    If I make it off the waitlist, I'll be driving from Leamington Spa. If anyone needs a lift, just let me know.

    April 6, 2013

  • Jonathan

    Apologies for pulling out at such short notice, but I have pulled a calf muscle while running today! I hope someone on the waiting list can take my place.

    April 6, 2013

  • Martin

    Down with flu :(

    April 1, 2013

    • beth

      Sorry to hear that Martin, feel better soon xxx

      April 6, 2013

  • Colin

    Chris the station charges £3.50 for Sunday, however there are some roads close to the station that may have free parking, just make sure to leave plenty of time and check the parking signs.

    April 6, 2013

  • Chris R.

    Hi , Is there somewhere to park? This is my first meet with this group.

    April 6, 2013

  • Greg O

    Enjoy the walk, everyone....I'll be at White Hart Lane!

    1 · April 1, 2013

    • Shakira

      I hope they win come on you Spurs lol :)

      April 5, 2013

    • Leila

      Yikes! I suppose I had better not mention being a lifelong Arsenal fan then!

      1 · April 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Having car issues and not sure if will be sorted by Sunday so will drop out now rather than last minute.

    April 5, 2013

  • Suzanne B.

    Thanks for confirming a place. Look forward to meeting up with everyone on Sunday.

    April 5, 2013

  • Dips

    Hi all, sorry I can't make it either but will see you on 14th :o)

    April 5, 2013

  • Caroline H.

    Hello - thank you for adding me to the list but unfortunately I'm unable to make it now

    April 5, 2013

  • Daksha P.

    Still ok for Sunday, looking forward it!

    1 · April 4, 2013

  • Charlotte N.

    Really sorry I will not be able to make it. My heels have not yet healed from princes risborough trek ...but am working on them with lots of potions. I would hate to be the whiney one at the back limping along slowing you all down. See you soon x

    April 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    some thing as come up

    April 1, 2013

  • Ellen P.

    I just realised today that I'll be at my work's Trade Show on this day, oops! Have a great walk everyone :-)

    March 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi

    March 5, 2013

  • Colin

    + Members from London Explorers

    February 27, 2013

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