Cranford Country Park
Green Flag award winner in 2002 and every year since then. It is a historic countryside park that was originally the grounds of Cranford House (demolished 1945).
Please note: Work will begin on the Cranford Park restoration project on Monday 9 May and continue until spring 2023. During this time, the access road and bridge will be closed and the car park and courtyard area inaccessible. See diversion map (PDF) [1MB]. We apologise for the inconvenience caused.
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 a car park, children's playground, an orienteering course and nature trails. (Toilets and information centre are temporarily unavailable.)
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.
Cranford Park project
We have recently been consulting on plans for the park, its buildings, parkland, new facilities and activities.
Find out more about the Cranford Park project.
Cranford Park cafe
We are now accepting offers for the lease of the café at Cranford Country Park.
If you are interested in this catering opportunity, read the proposal, and apply as detailed in the document.
- Bridle route
- Car parking
- Children's play area
- Dogs welcome
- Friends Group
- Hillingdon Trail
- Orienteering route
The wildlife of Cranford Park
Watch our video to learn about Cranford Park's flora and fungi, and meet some of the incredible wildlife that inhabit this green oasis in between the busy roads near Heathrow.
February 9am to 4pm
March 9am to 5pm
April 9am to 6pm
May 9am to 8pm
June 9am to 8pm
July 9am to 8pm
August 9am to 8pm
September 9am to 7pm
October 9am to 5pm
November 9am to 4pm
December 9am to 4pm
This park is closed and the gates locked overnight.