A Walk Around Warrender Park

It’s truism that we often don’t see what’s right in front of us. With the wind howling all around and the nights closing in, the plot isn’t the most pleasant of prospects, it would take only a little persuasion to hibernate until the beginning of March. That, however,  isn’t an option, I need the fresh air AND the exercise and so must don a scarf and brave the elements.  Thinking about what is close at hand, Derek suggested Warrender Park which used to be part of the  Highgrove Estate. This might sound very grand to those not familiar with the area but essentially it’s a municipal park much like thousands of others around the country, swings, a roundabout, joggers, dog walkers, children on bikes, you know the sort of thing.



So posh it might not be but very nice for a walk it is, with the added bonus of some crab apples and a medlar if you like to forage and a walnut tree if you can beat the squirrels. Perhaps knock some balls in the tennis courts or do a few bench presses at the outdoor gym.



Back to my original point, I’m ashamed to say that in fifteen years of living in the area I had never walked there, which for something that is less than a ten minute stroll away is terrible, or terribly lazy; take your pick.


In a bid to mend my ways I shall visit often from here on in.

The photographs shown here were taken at the end of October after the last bout of storms.

More about Hillingdon’s green spaces here.

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3 Responses to “A Walk Around Warrender Park”

  1. Sue@GLAllotments December 7, 2013 @ 9:00 am (#)

    You are absolutely correct about how we overlook things that are close by. I was beginning to think those leaves had hung on well.

    • Southbourne Gardens replied: — December 7th, 2013 @ 3:24 pm

      Yes, hard to believe it was little over a month ago.

  2. gardeninacity December 7, 2013 @ 9:54 pm (#)

    It’s wonderful that you have this kind of space within walking distance. We can walk in the community and see the neighbors’ gardens, but all the parks and so on requre a car for getting there. The exception is when I am at work downtown I can walk to the wonderful Lurie Garden.

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