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.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
(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.
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
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.
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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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