Cycle the estate at Osterley Park and House
Enjoy a fun walk, or cycle, around the perimeter of Osterley Park. This new (2017) multi-use trail is ideal for all-weather use and takes you through woods and open land, with hard surface all the way round. Perfect for walkers, pushchairs: wheelchair users and cyclists.
Car park / Cycle skills area
Starting from the far right corner of the main car park, follow this path as it winds round a huge old oak tree and down towards the area known as Nine Acre.
Keep your eye out for cyclists and pedestrians exiting from the skills area on your left.
The trail will then bear right and will bring you to a fork, to stay on the green trail keep to the right at the fork and keep going straight across Nine Acre.
If you get the chance, stop and look back on yourself at the great view back to the house; one of the original vistas.
At the end of the Nine Acre you will come to a chicane so be sure to slow down here. Once through the chicane turn left to continue on the green trail along Osterley Lane. This is a bridleway so watch out for horses riding on the same trail.
When exiting here you should be aware that there may be horses walking along Osterley Lane as this is also a public bridleway.
As the trail continues along Osterley Lane it passes Middle Lake with a great view back to the house on your left hand side. A bit further along the trail you will come to a fork at which point you should keep right to stay on Osterley Lane.
At this point the trail comes changes surface from gravel to concrete. Take the dropped curb on the right on side here and then go left towards the pedestrian gate as shown in the next photo. Once through this gate continue straight down the hill past the farmland, keep an eye out for the Charolais cattle on your left.
At the end of this hill you will come to a fork at the Gardener’s Cottage at which point you should keep right and continue towards the house and stables courtyard.
There are likely to be much more pedestrians from this point forward on the trail so be aware of other users.
You will now approach the house and the stables courtyard, the perfect place for a quick pit stop in the café if in need of a break. Entrance to the house can be gained via the garden kiosk. To stay on the trail continue to follow the causeway around to the left hand side.
The causeway continues around the side of Garden Lake, home to a huge array of birds and some huge Carp. This then takes you back up to the car park where the trail started and the entrance to the skills area.
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