The Celandine Way - Pinner to Eastcote

This is the first section of a 12 mile walking route which follows the River Pinn from Pinner to Uxbridge. Of all Middlesex's 'lost rivers' the River Pinn is perhaps the most visible.

Technical sheet
No. 4185411
A Harrow walk posted on 14/10/20 by Linda N. Update : 04/03/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 0h40[?]
Distance Distance : 2.43km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 4m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 8m
Highest point Highest point : 58m
Lowest point Lowest point : 47m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : No
Walking Walking
Location Location : Harrow
Starting point Starting point : N 51.592762° / W 0.380894°
Arrival Arrival : N 51.587393° / W 0.402003°
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Description

(D) Start at Pinner station. Walk through Pinner Memorial Garden, passing the lake on your left, to West House (Daisy's cafe and Heath Robinson Museum).

(1) Leave the park via the West End Lane exit. Turn left.

(2) Join The Celandine Way at Cranbourne Drive via a gated entrance into allotments. Follow the river through woodland and open meadow. Cross Cheney Street.

(3) When you reach Eastcote Village, Easthouse House Gardens are across a bridge to your left. The gardens are maintained by volunteers and entry is free of charge. (A)

The walk ends here. Retrace your steps to Pinner, or alternatively, it is a 20 minute walk to Eastcote Station.

Waypoints :
D : km 0 - alt. 54m - Pinner Station (Met Line)
1 : km 0.52 - alt. 57m - Daisy's Cafe and Heath Robinson Museum
2 : km 1.08 - alt. 49m - Entrance to Celandine Way in Cranbourne Drive
3 : km 2.29 - alt. 47m - Eastcote House Gardens
A : km 2.43 - alt. 50m - Walk ends here

Useful Information

An easy level walk on tarmac or well defined paths. Be warned that it can get muddy at times.
Daisy's cafe in Pinner Memorial Garden is open daily and the Heath Robinson Museum opens 11.00 - 4.00 Thursday to Saturday.
Refreshments are also available at the cafe in Eastcote House Gardens, which opens Monday - Saturday 8.30 - 4.00 and Sunday 10.00 - 4.00.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

During the walk or to do/see around

Pinner Memorial Park and Eastcote House Gardens. Eastcote House was demolished in the 1930s but the coach house remains. The walled garden is maintained by volunteers and is stunning, particularly in the summer months. The walk is named after the greater celandine which grows along the route - it is a much taller plant than the common celandine and flowers in spring and summer.
If you don't know Pinner then take time to explore the old village with its historic parish church and much photographed High Street.

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