Denham Country Park

Denham Country Park is an area of meadow and woodland situated between the Grand Union Canal, the River Misbourne and the River Colne. Hubby grew up nearby and enjoyed cycling along the canal and exploring the country park as a child but despite us living a short distance away, I’ve never got around to exploring it myself. Country Kids however, has prompted me to get out and explore the great outdoors more with my children, and find new places to visit.

Denham Country Park - Little Hearts, Big Love

We parked by the Visitors Centre and took a walk through Misbourne Meadow making our way towards the Grand Union Canal. Jessica enjoyed splashing in lots of very muddy puddles and as it was a very popular place with dog walkers, she got to see lots of dogs which she was very excited about. Sophie enjoyed watching the world go by from the buggy (it was a little too uneven underfoot for her as she is still a bit wobbly on her feet).

Denham Country Park - Little Hearts, Big Love Denham Country Park - Little Hearts, Big LoveWe made our way down to Denham Deep Lock which is 11 feet deep and is the deepest lock on the Grand Union canal and had a little bit of a walk along the canal before heading back to the visitor’s centre for some lunch before exploring the area near the River Misbourne.   Jessica was fascinated by the Roman well. She was disappointed though that we didn’t see any ducks on the river as she wanted to feed them, but we did spot some squirrels in the woods instead which made up for the lack of ducks.

Denham Country Park - Little Hearts, Big Love

Denham Country Park - Little Hearts, Big Love

Denham Country Park - Little Hearts, Big Love

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24 thoughts on “Denham Country Park

  1. Gosh in amazed at how deep the lock is! Looks like a wonderful place to explore and I’m sure you will visit again now you have been the first time! A great place to have nearby x

    1. Thank you – I always thought it was the deepest lock on the canal network but apparently there are two that are deeper.

  2. Love their pink coats – lovely contrast with green meadow. I’m fascinated by Roman well as well! what a great place for a day outdoors.

  3. there is something magical about a lock and look at those squirrels still out. I’ve seen them here too, I’m sure they should be hibernating now! I bet it would make a lovely place to return in summer with a picnic to watch the boats go by. I’m loving your outdoor energy with new posts each week of different areas around the city. Thanks for joining me for Country Kids.

    1. I’m looking forward to a walk along the canal in the summer – will be even better then. Lovely to link up to Country Kids and thank you for inspiring me to get out and about more.

  4. What a lovely walk, I always think canals make for a lovely peaceful stroll, and locks are fascinating to see in action – I went through them a few times as a child as well as watching from the towpath 🙂

    1. I love canals – hubby and I did a holiday once visiting various ‘wonders of the inland waterways’ as we both enjoyed going on narrowboat holidays in the past.

  5. Those pesky ducks! On our most recent trip to the beach to feed them they weren’t interested at all in our food. I think they were feeling a bit porky after so many families had visited over the holidays! It looks like you had a lovely time, despite a no show from the ducks 😉 x #countrykids

    1. Thanks – we did have a lovely time, hopefully we’ll get to feed some ducks another time 🙂

    1. Me too – it definitely makes me get out more and it is always good to be out in the fresh air 🙂

  6. What a motivation linkys can be: to write, take pictures and partake in activities one might be procastinating on. It’s always pleasant to explore children to nature, wildlife and the outdoors in general. I find it very refreshing and of course it’s another family memory made, another thread to the bond of love between oneself and one’s child. So lovely. Thanks for sharing and keep exploring with your little one. #WeekendBlogHop

    1. Thank you – blogging has definitely helped encourage me to do things with the girls that I might not have done otherwise – it’s one of the many things I love about it. Lovely to link up to #weekendbloghop 🙂

  7. We love walking along canals…. they are usually very flat and easy to walk. Its a shame there was no ducks, but yeay for the squirrels.
    In the past when we have walked the canals, J has been asked to help a boat through the locks… she loved it.
    Love your Jessicas hat. 🙂

  8. Looks lovely! I love locks. When we went to Birmingham to visit a close friend, she and her lovely husband gave us a tour of the nearby locks and we spent so many hours just watching boats come in and through the locks. Fascinating 🙂 I love your little girl’s hat 😉 #countrykids.

  9. Lovely walk. Squirrels always get my children excited. Shame about the ducks though. Looks like fun was had.
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsbeKids

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