About Fryent Country Park
Fryent Country Park is a designated Local Nature Reserve located around 15km (9.5 miles) north west of central London. It covers 103 hectares (254 acres) of rolling fields, small woods, ponds, lakes, hedges and meadows. The park holds the Green Flag Award, the benchmark national standard for parks and green spaces in England and Wales.
Fauna and Flora
The woodland is considered the best surviving example of Middlesex countryside in the Brent basin and is constituted of French oak, hornbeam, elm, ash and some fruit trees. One key feature of the flora is the nationally rare plant, the narrow leaved bitter cress (Cardamine impatiens). Over 800 species of wildlife live here, including 21 types of butterfly and 80 recorded bird species.
The park is extremely popular with ramblers, walkers and nature enthusiasts. Walking routes include a section of the Capital Ring Walk and an ancient track known as Hell Lane or Eldestrete, thought to date back to Saxon times or earlier.
How to Get There
The park is bisected by the A4140 Fryent Way, linking Kingsbury with Wembley. There are car parking facilities at the site. The nearest tube station is Kingsbury Station, on the Jubilee line and the 206 bus terminates a little way away from the park.