Green Flag award winner in 2002 and every year since then. Cranford Country Park is a historic countryside park that was originally the grounds of Cranford House (demolished 1945).
Former seat of the Berkeley family, it is the surviving remains of a former country estate easily accessed from the M4 motorway.
This 144 acre (58 hectares) park still features a number of historical relics including a walled garden, icehouse, a restored 18th century stable block and the medieval St. Dunstan's Church and graveyard which was mentioned in the Domesday Book. It is known for the ghost of the Grey Lady who is said to haunt the park. The park offers visitors an opportunity to explore attractive parkland and woodland along the River Crane. Facilities include an information centre, toilets, car park, children's playground, an orienteering course and nature trails.
The natural areas in the park include woodlands, wildflower meadows and wetlands that comprise of marshland, ditches and ponds. The River Crane also flows through the park.
There are several pedestrian access points to the site but the main entrance and car parking is accessed from The Parkway, A312.
Address: Cranford, Middlesex, TW5 9RZ
Pedestrian access: Watersplash Lane, Cranford Lane, Fullers Way, Roseville Road.
Main entrance and car park: Via driveway access from The Parkway, A312.
Nearest train station: Hayes & Harlington.
Nearby places of interest: Minet Country Park, Lake Farm Country Park.
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