Ruislip Lido Railway - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
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About Ruislip Lido Railway
The Ruislip Lido Railway is a 12-inch narrow gauge railway operated entirely by volunteers. Running from Woody Bay station on a 1.02-mile track around the reservoir, the railway passes through to Willow Lawn station. Originally built by the Grand Union Canal Company over a much shorter route, the line has been extended in recent years and now covers over two-thirds of the perimeter of the reservoir. It is has been operating since 1979 by the Ruislip Lido Railway Society.
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0.51km from Ruislip Lido Railway
Ruislip Woods Trust was established in 1997 as a charity. Its aims are to protect the ecological environment of Ruislip Woods and to encourage greater access by the public through education, monitoring and surveying. It is the largest block of ancient, semi-natural woodland in Greater London and include one of the most extensive oak/hornbeam coppice woods in southeast England. The site also includes acid and neutral grassland, ponds, streams and marshland.
4km from Ruislip Lido Railway
Moor Park is a Palladian mansion set within several hundred acres of parkland to the southeast of Rickmansworth in Hertfordshire, England. It is called Moor Park Mansion because it is in the old park of the Manor of More. It now serves as the clubhouse of Moor Park Golf Club. The house is listed Grade I on the National Heritage List for England, and the landscaped park is listed Grade II* on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens
Denham Country Park
4.24km from Ruislip Lido Railway
A scenic and relaxing location on the banks of the River Colne, Misbourne, and Frays, the park is home to a mix of wildlife. Visitors may catch a glimpse of herons and kingfishers while in summer damselflies and dragonflies dart over the wet meadows. The park is surrounded by the Grand Union Canal and the rivers Colne and Misbourne. One of the iconic location which was famous among tourists.
Colne Valley Regional Park
4.96km from Ruislip Lido Railway
A beautiful 27,500 acres of parks, green spaces, and reservoirs alongside the often multi-channel River Colne. |This park aims to highlight this fantastic and varied area, its history, rich landscape, and biodiversity. Many people live, work and visit the Colne Valley, but too few realize it forms part of a vibrant regional park. One of the iconic location where you can spend some free time in the middle of nature.
5.05km from Ruislip Lido Railway
3.5 mile traffic-free route through lakes and fields, linking Rickmansworth and Watford; follows the route of an old railway line. Path shared with walkers and cyclists. Ideal for family cycling. Cycling is permitted along the whole length but horse-riders are restricted to the eastern section between Moor Lane Crossing and Rickmansworth.
5.29km from Ruislip Lido Railway
The Aquadrome Local Nature Reserve forms the northern gateway to the Colne Valley Regional Park. The 41ha site we see today is the result of gravel extraction that left behind large holes in the valley floor that now form Batchworth and Bury Lakes. The site has a diverse range of wildlife habitats. It has small copper and gatekeeper butterflies and so more.
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