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Explore Hillingdon
Led walks and
cycle rides
January to
March 2016
www.hillingdon.gov.uk/change4life
change4life Hillingdon
change4life Hillingdon
is all about encouraging
you to become healthier
and happier. By taking
part in physical activity as part of your daily routine,
combined with sports and organised activities, you
are helping to reach your weekly goal of at least
150 minutes of activity (60 minutes each day for
under 19s).
Pledge your commitment
You can show your commitment to making small
changes in your life to become more active and to
become more healthy by signing our change4life
Hillingdon pledges. There you can also get
regular updates and useful information. Visit the
change4life Hillingdon website and sign your
pledge today!
Share your experiences
You can share your experiences of being physically
active in Hillingdon in lots of ways to motivate you
and your family.
It might be a Facebook or Twitter post about
enjoying a yoga class at one of Hillingdon’s leisure
centres, or posting a photo of you and your family
enjoying a walk in our green spaces.
Find and ‘like’ us on
Walking for Health
Walking for Health is England’s
largest network of health walk
schemes, helping all kinds of
people up and down the
country lead a more active
lifestyle.
Walk Hillingdon is your local Walking for Health
scheme. We provide free walks designed to allow
you to walk at your own pace to increase your
heart rate and improve your health and wellbeing.
All walks are circular unless stated.
Please note:
•Walks leave promptly at the published start
time. Please allow 15 minutes for registration.
•The role of the leader is to make sure that
the health walk is safe and effective and that
the walker’s experience is a positive one.
•If you are bringing a group or have additional
needs, please contact the Specialist Health
Promotion Team in advance on 01895 277151.
•Suitable footwear should be worn for off road
walking.
•Sorry, but no dogs allowed (except guide or
assistance dogs).
•Further information for all walks, including
route maps is available from www.hillingdon.
gov.uk/walking.
Search 'Explore Hillingdon'
You can find out more about change4life Hillingdon
including suggestions, tips and encouragement,
at www.hillingdon.gov.uk/change4life
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Choosing the right walk
for you
Our grading system helps you choose a suitable
walk and supports you to progress to higher
graded walks as your level of fitness improves.
It helps you and other walkers get the most out
of each walk.
Walks
Stockley Park
Monday
January 4
February 1,29
Please note the description of the grades has
changed
1 walk– suitable for people who
1 Grade
have not walked much before, are looking to
be more active, or are returning from injury
or illness. They are up to 30 minutes on flat
ground or gentle slopes with mainly firm
surfaces and no steps or stiles. Slow paced
walk
2 Grade 2 walk – suitable for people who are
looking to increase their activity levels. They
are between 30 to 60 minutes and may include
some moderate slopes, steps, uneven surfaces
and possibly stiles. Slow to medium paced
walk.
This grade covers our stroller walks which are
ideal for people who may have heart conditions,
diabetes, arthritis, heart problems or for
people who are less active.
3 Grade 3 walk– for people looking for more
challenging walks and increasing their level
of physical activity. They are generally 45 to
75 minutes and may include steeper slopes,
steps, uneven surfaces and stiles. Medium
paced walk.
4 walk – our most challenging walks
4 Grade
for people with a good level of fitness. They
are between 75 to 90 minutes and may include
steeper slopes, steps, uneven surfaces and
stiles. Medium – faster pace walking
maintained throughout the walk.
4
Distance: 3–4 miles
Start time: 11am
Grade of walk: 4
Meet at: entrance to
Stockley Park, near Goulds
Green bus stop, Harlington
Road, Hillingdon
Bus: A10, U4
Manor Farm, Ruislip
Monday
January 11
February 8
March 7
Distance: 3 miles
Start time: 2pm
Grade of walk: 2
Meet at: Manor Farm
Library, Bury Street Ruislip,
HA4 7SU
Bus: 331
Hayes parks and gardens
Monday
January 25
February 29
Distance: 3.5 miles
Start time: 11am
Grade of walks: 3
Meet at: The Beck Theatre
foyer, Grange Road, Hayes,
UB3 2UE
Bus: 427, 607, U4, 98
Norman Leddy Gardens, Hayes
Tuseday
January 5,19
February 2,16
March 1,15,29
Distance: 0.5–1 mile
Start time: 11am
Grade of walk: 1
Meet at: The Beck Theatre
foyer, Grange Road, Hayes,
UB3 2UE
Bus: 427, 607, U4, 98
5
Ickenham
Tuesday
January 19
February 16
March 15
Hillingdon
Distance: 3–3.5 miles
Start time: 11am
Grade of walk: 3
Meet at: Outside Ickenham
Library, Long Lane, Ickenham,
UB10 8RE
Bus: U1, U10
Ruislip Lido and woods
Tuesday
February 2
March 1, 29
Distance: 3-4 miles
Start time: 11am
Grade of walk: 4
Meet at: Bus stop by main
entrance, Reservoir Road,
Ruislip, HA4 7TY
Bus: 331, H13
Uxbridge stroller
Tuesday
January 12
Distance: 1.5-2 miles
Start time: 11am
Grade of walk: 2
Meet at: Uxbridge Library,
High Street Uxbridge
Denham Village stroller
Tuesday
February 9
Distance: 1.5-2 miles
Start time: 11am
Grade of walk: 2
Meet at: Station Parade
shops, Denham, UB9 5ET
Bus: 331
Stockley Park stroller
Tuesday
March 8
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Distance: 1.5-2 miles
Start time: 11am
Grade of walk: 2
Meet at: Entrance to
Stockley Park, near Goulds
Green bus stop, Harlington
Road, Hillingdon
Bus: A10, U4
Every
Wednesday
Distance: 2–2.5 miles
Start time: 2.30pm
Grade of walk: 2
Meet at: Hillingdon Hospital
main entrance, Pield Heath
Road, Hillingdon
Minet Country Park
Wednesday
January 6
February 3
March 2
Distance: 2 miles
Start time: 11am
Grade of walk: 3
Meet at: Minet Lodge Visitor
Centre, Springfield Road,
Hayes, UB4 0LL
Bus: 427, 607
Note: Contact Alison Shipley
01895 250647 for more info.
Yeading Brook Meadows
Wednesday
January 13
February 10
March 9
Distance: 2.5–3 miles
Start time: 11am
Grade of walk: 3
Meet at: Yeading Community
House (in between Yeading
Junior and Yeading Infant
schools), Carlyon Road,
Hayes, UB4 0NR
Bus: 427, 607, 140, E6
Gutteridge and Ten Acre Woods
Wednesday
January 27
February 24
March 23
Distance: 4 miles
Start time: 11am
Grade of walk: 4
Meet at: Charville Library,
Bury Avenue, Hayes, UB4 8LF
Bus: U7, 195
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Little Britain
Thursday
January 14,28
February 11,25
March 10,24
Denham
Distance: 3–4 miles
Start time: 11am
Grade of walk: 3
Meet at: Yiewsley Library,
High St, Yiewsley, UB7 7BE
Bus: 222, U3, U5, U1
Cranford Park
Thursday
January 21
February 18
March 17
January 21
February 18
March 17
Distance: 3 miles
Start time: 11am
Grade of walk: 3
Meet at: Outside the
Information Centre, Cranford
Park, The Parkway, TW5 9RZ
Bus: E6
Note: Contact Alison Shipley
01895 250647 for more info.
Distance: 3–3.5 miles
Start time: 10.30am
Grade of walk: 3
Meet at: Ruislip Manor,
Station, Victoria Road,
Ruislip Manor, HA4 9AA
Bus: 114 , H13
Harefield
Friday
January 8
February 5
March 4
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January 22
February 19
March 18
Distance: 3–4 miles
Start time: 11am
Grade of walk: 3
Meet at: Station Parade
shops, Denham, UB9 5ET
Bus: 331
Uxbridge Alderglade
Ruislip Manor
Thursday
Friday
Distance: 3.5–4 miles
Start time: 11am
Grade of walk: 4
Meet at: Bus stop on
Harefield Green, Breakspear
Road North (near the pond)
Bus: U9, 331
Friday
January 15
February 12
March 11
Distance: 2.5–3 miles
Start time: 11am
Grade of walk: 3
Meet at: Uxbridge Library,
High Street Uxbridge
Uxbridge Parks
Friday
January 29
February 26
Distance: 2.5–3 miles
Start time: 11am
Grade of walk: 3
Meet at: Uxbridge Library,
High Street Uxbridge
Yeading Library
Friday
January 8
February 12
March 11
Time: 10am
Distance: 1.5-2 miles
Grade: 2
Meet at: Yeading Library,
Yeading Lane Hayes
Middlesex UB4 0EW.
Bus: 427, 607, 140, E6
Stockley Park
Saturday
January 16
Distance: 3–4 miles
Start time: 11am
Grade of walk: 4
Meet at: entrance to
Stockley Park, near Goulds
Green bus stop, Harlington
Road, Hillingdon
Bus: A10, U4
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Explore
Hillingdon
Moor Park
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Locations of your
free local led walks
and cycle rides
1 Cranford Park
2 Denham
3 Gutteridge and
Ten Acre Woods
4 Harefield
5 Harmondsworth
6 Hayes Park and
Gardens
17 Hillingdon
8 Ickenham
9 Little Britain
10 Manor Farm
Northwood
Northwood Hills
G
2
Denham
10
E
11 Minet Country Park
12 Norman Leddy
West Ruislip
Gardens, Hayes
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13 Northwood Hills
14 Ruislip Manor
15 Ruislip Lido and
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Ruislip
F
Uxbridge
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No
3
C
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7
Meadows
This map is based upon Ordnance Survey material with permission of Ordnance Survey on
behalf of the Controller of Her Majesty’s Stationary Office
Crown copyright. Unauthorised reproduction infringes Crown copyright and may lead to
prosecution or civil proceedings. LBH Hillingdon 100019283 2010
Ruislip Gardens
Hillingdon
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16 Stockley Park
17 Uxbridge Alderglade
18 Uxbridge Parks
19 Yeading Brook
School, Ruislip
F St Andrew Primary
School, Uxbridge
G Coteford Primary
School, Pinner
Rayners La
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14
Ickenham
9
16
6 12
B
11
West
Drayton
Iver
Southall
Hayes and
Harlington
A Bikewise, Ickenham E Bishop Winnington
Ingram Primary
B Woodend Primary
School
C Oakfarm School,
Hillingdon
D Heathrow School,
Sipson
Eastcote
Ruislip
Manor
South Ruislip
Woods
20 Eastcote
Pinner
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1
D
5
Heathrow Express
Terminals 1, 2, 3
Heathrow
Terminal 5
Heathrow
Terminals 1, 2, 3
Heathrow Express
Terminal 4
N
Hounslow West
Hatton Cross
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Ickenham
Saturday
February 20
Distance: 3–3.5 miles
Start time: 11am
Grade of walk: 3
Meet at: Outside Ickenham
Library, Long Lane, Ickenham,
UB10 8RE
Bus: U1, U10
Uxbridge Alderglade
Saturday
March 19
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Distance: 2.5–3 miles
Start time: 11am
Grade of walk: 3
Meet at: Uxbridge Library,
High Street Uxbridge
Saturday Striders
Our Saturday Striders programme offers walks
lasting over 90 minutes (plus all other grade 4
criteria). Although these walks are not part of the
Walking for Health programme, walks are led by
the same trained walk leaders who follow the
Walking for Health best practice standards.
Northwood Hills (circular walk to
Ruislip Lido)
Saturday
January 30
February 27
Distance: 5 miles
Start time: 11am
Meet at: Northwood Hills
Underground Station,
Joel Street, Northwood Hills,
HA6 1NZ
Bus: 282, H13
Note: This walk takes up to
two hours and footpaths may
be very muddy
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Cycling in Hillingdon
Get Cycling in 2015
Hillingdon is the second largest borough in terms
of size only behind Bromley. Hillingdon contains
some fantastic listed buildings; award winning
green spaces; beautiful rivers and waterways and
much much more.
Cycle Hillingdon led rides are free and offer
easy guided rides that allow you to cycle at your
own pace to increase your heart rate and well
being. The rides are designed to allow you to get
back into cycling after a long time, increase your
confidence and for you to enjoy with your family.
Find out more about our rides, cycle tracks,
local cycle clubs and all cycle activities online
at www.hillingdon.gov.uk/cycling
Cycling allows you to get out and explore the
wonders of the borough as well as benefiting your
health, the environment and so much more.
Why not get on your bike and ride.
Did you know?
• We currently have 70 local cyclists signed up
as Hillingdon Cycle Rangers who act as ‘eyes
and ears’ for cycling across the borough.
• The London Borough of Hillingdon has more
Grand Union Canal towpath than any other
borough and we work closely with the Canal
and River Trust to improve and promote the
use of the facility.
• The council has a cycle loan scheme where
you are able to try out cycling by hiring a
bike for a month for just £20 more details at
www.hillingdon.gov.uk/article/28077/
cycle-loan-scheme
Cycling and health
• Get fit as well as get to where you are going
• Low impact, less pressure on your joints
• Works on toning your thighs
• Reduces stress and improves mental health
• Increase lung capacity
• Stay awake longer
Rider quote
“Cycling has gave me the chance
to meet other people with the same
interests”
Regular cyclist with the led rides
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Please note:
• All rides include both on and off road cycling
so please ensure you have an appropriate
bicycle.
• There is no need to book on the rides but
you will be asked to register prior to the ride.
Registration starts 15 minutes before the
published start time.
• Bring a lock and a puncture repair kit. The
ride leaders will be able to assist you should
you have a puncture.
• The ride leaders have the right to turn people
away should there be concerns over safety.
• All riders participate in cycle rides at their
own risk.
• Children aged 5+ can join rides alongside a
parent/guardian aged over 18. Children
should be able to ride independently or on
a ride along.
• Children under 5 can join as long as they
are strapped into an approved child seat or
trailer.
• Although not a legal requirement, it is
recommended that a helmet be worn.
For more information visit: www.hillingdon.
gov.uk/cycling, call 01895 558391 or email
[email protected]
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Cycle rides
Family guided cycle ride
Enjoy an easy, family orientated guided cycle ride
with Hillingdon cycle instructors. The ride will
include a stop to enjoy the sights of Hillingdon.
A stop will also be made for refreshments.
Start time: 10am
Sunday
Grade of ride: easy
31 January
Ride length: 1 to 2 hours
Ride type: on and off road
Meeting place: Oakfarm
School, Hillingdon
Long guided cycle ride
Enjoy a more challenging guided cycle ride from
Bikewise in Ickenham with Hillingdon cycle
instructors. The ride will include a stop to take
the sights of Hillingdon and surrounding areas.
A stop will also be made for refreshments.
Start time: 10am
Sunday
Grade of ride: hard
10 January
Ride length: 3 to 4 hours plus
Ride type: on and off road
Meeting place: Bikewise
cycle shop, Ickenham.
Long guided cycle ride
Enjoy a more challenging guided cycle ride from
Bikewise in Ickenham with Hillingdon cycle
instructors. The ride will include a stop to take
the sights of Hillingdon and surrounding areas.
A stop will also be made for refreshments.
Start time: 10am
Sunday
Grade of ride: hard
14 February
Ride length: 3 to 4 hours plus
Ride type: on and off road
Meeting place: Bikewise
cycle shop, Ickenham.
Family guided cycle ride
Enjoy an easy, family orientated guided cycle ride
with Hillingdon cycle instructors. The ride will
include a stop to enjoy the sights of Hillingdon.
A stop will also be made for refreshments.
Start time: 10am
Sunday
Grade of ride: easy
24 January
Ride length: 1 to 2 hours
Ride type: on and off road
Meeting place: Woodend
Primary school. Hayes
Family guided cycle ride
Enjoy an easy, family orientated guided cycle ride
with Hillingdon cycle instructors. The ride will
include a stop to enjoy the sights of Hillingdon.
A stop will also be made for refreshments.
Start time: 10am
Sunday
Grade of ride: easy
14 February
Ride length: 1 to 2 hours
Ride type: on and off road
Meeting place: Heathrow
School, Sipson
Guided cycle ride
Enjoy a guided ride from Bikewise in Ickenham
with Hillingdon cycle instructors. The ride will
include a stop to take in the sights of Hillingdon
and surrounding areas. A stop will also be made
for refreshments.
Start time: 10am
Sunday
Grade of ride: medium
24 January
Ride length: 2 to 3 hours
Road type: on and off road
Meeting place: Bikewise
cycle shop, Ickenham
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Family guided cycle ride
Long guided cycle ride
Enjoy an easy, family orientated guided cycle ride
with Hillingdon cycle instructors. The ride will
include a stop to enjoy the sights of Hillingdon.
A stop will also be made for refreshments.
Start time: 10am
Sunday
Grade of ride: easy
21 February
Ride length: 1 to 2 hours
Ride type: on and off road
Meeting place: Bishop
Winnington Ingram Primary
School, Ruislip.
Enjoy a more challenging guided cycle ride from
Bikewise in Ickenham with Hillingdon cycle
instructors. The ride will include a stop to take
the sights of Hillingdon and surrounding areas.
A stop will also be made for refreshments.
Start time: 10am
Sunday
Grade of ride: hard
13 March
Ride length: 3 to 4 hours
plus
Ride type: on and off road
Meeting place: Bikewise
cycle shop, Ickenham.
Guided cycle ride
Family guided cycle ride
Enjoy a guided ride from Bikewise in Ickenham
with Hillingdon cycle instructors. The ride will
include a stop to take in the sights of Hillingdon
and surrounding areas. A stop will also be made
for refreshments.
Start time: 10am
Sunday
Grade of ride: medium
28 February
Ride length: 2 to 3 hours
Road type: on and off road
Meeting place: Bikewise
cycle shop, Ickenham
Enjoy an easy, family orientated guided cycle ride
with Hillingdon cycle instructors. The ride will
include a stop to enjoy the sights of Hillingdon.
A stop will also be made for refreshments.
Start time: 10am
Sunday
Grade of ride: easy
20 March
Ride length: 1 to 2 hours
Ride type: on and off road
Meeting place: Coteford
Primary School, Pinner.
Family guided cycle ride
Guided cycle ride
Enjoy an easy, family orientated guided cycle ride
with Hillingdon cycle instructors. The ride will
include a stop to enjoy the sights of Hillingdon.
A stop will also be made for refreshments.
Start time: 10am
Sunday
Grade of ride: easy
6 March
Ride length: 1 to 2 hours
Ride type: on and off road
Meeting place: St. Andrew’s
Primary School, Uxbridge.
Enjoy a guided ride from Bikewise in Ickenham
with Hillingdon cycle instructors. The ride will
include a stop to take in the sights of Hillingdon
and surrounding areas. A stop will also be made
for refreshments.
Start time: 10am
Sunday
Grade of ride: medium
27 March
Ride length: 2 to 3 hours
Road type: on and off road
Meeting place: Bikewise
cycle shop, Ickenham
Find and ‘like’ us on
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Search 'Explore Hillingdon'
Look out for more rides on our Explore
Hillingdon Facebook page and the what’s
on section of the Hillingdon website.
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Volunteer as a walk leader
or a cycling ranger
Volunteers are an important and valued part of
the Explore Hillingdon programme. We are always
looking for new volunteers who can contribute to
the success of the programme and encourage,
inspire and motivate others.
Full training is offered, giving you information
and skills that support people to enjoy walking
and cycling in our beautiful borough.
For further information about becoming a
volunteer:
www.hillingdon.gov.uk/change4life
Walk leaders:
01895 277615
Cycling rangers:
www.cyclingrangers.org.uk/hillingdon
01895 558391
Tell us about your experience
We would like to hear why walking and cycling
in Hillingdon is special to you. Ask your walk
leader for a feedback form or complete ‘Share
your experiences’ online at www.hillingdon.gov.
uk/change4life. You can also upload your photos
here so remember to take your camera!
Walks and rides are risk assessed however participants
are responsible for themselves and their possessions.
Published by the London Borough of Hillingdon November 2015
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