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Outdoor activities at Osterley Park and House

Two cyclists on a path, with Osterley House, London in the background
Osterley House, London is a great place for cycling | © National Trust Images/John Millar

Osterley is a great destination for outdoor activities in London. With parkland, lawns and lakes, there’s plenty of space to get active and try something new.

Get active at Osterley

In partnership with Sport England, there are a wide range of outdoor activities for you to get involved in, providing opportunities to suit everyone.

There are multi-purpose pathways across the estate and a new cycle skills area so the open space is perfect for getting active all year round.

Running at Osterley

Osterley parkrun

Start your weekend with a scenic 5km run around the estate with Osterley parkrun. As with all parkruns, Osterley parkrun is open to all abilities; don't forget to register and bring your barcode. Visit the Parkrun website to find out more.

Osterley junior parkrun

Bring your juniors along to get active at the 2km Junior parkrun, open for four- to 14-year-olds of all abilities to enjoy the estate. Visit the Parkrun website to find out more.

Osterley Park 10k Series

Take part in the multi-award-winning, bi-annual 10k run, organised in partnership with Ealing Half Marathon each June and December. Visit the Osterley Park 10k website for more information.

A group of runners, wearing numbers, and some wearing head torches, set off on a night run, with the house in the background, at Osterley Park and House, London
A night run at Osterley Park and House, London | © National Trust Images/John Millar

Canoeing on Middle Lake

The Sharks Canoe Club offers recreational paddling sessions between April and October each year on Saturdays and Sundays, 12-4pm. These sessions offer fantastic and unique views of the estate and a chance to get up close to wildlife. All abilities are welcome, with equipment provided by British Canoeing. Visit The Sharks website for more information.

Close-up, photographed from water level, of a canoeist and their paddle on Tumbleton Lake at Cragside, Northumberland
Canoeing on Tumbleton Lake at Cragside, Northumberland | © National Trust Images/John Millar

Cycling at Osterley

Cycling is a perfect way to explore the estate at Osterley. Bring your own bike or hire one on site. Make lasting memories with your little riders by taking a cycle ride as a family at Osterley. Check our cycle hire opening hours before visiting.

If you’re an experienced cyclist, use Osterley as an alternative venue to enjoy your time on two wheels, taking in the fun trails here. Or change your commute to get away from the crowds and take in wonderful views of this historic estate along the way.

Improve your cycling skills at Osterley

Enjoy the bumps and twists of the new cycle skills area at the start of the trails; this area is great fun for all ages.

Adult cycling lessons at Osterley

Do you want to ride a bike but don’t know how? Or maybe you want to improve your cycling skills and confidence because you’re nervous about going out on the road? Then come along to one of the group cycle sessions at Osterley on Thursday lunchtimes.

The beginners’ ride is from 12 to 12.45pm, and the improvers’ group is from 1 to 2pm. Bikes are provided and the sessions are free if you live or work in Hounslow borough. There’s no need to book, although places are limited and you’ll need to arrive a few minutes before the start so that the group is ready to set off on time.

Cycle hire

Come and hire a bike to explore our beautiful parkland.

There are bikes for all ages, including balance bikes for toddlers, and strict cleaning procedures are in place to keep everyone safe. Please bring your own helmet if possible (we do have helmets but stock is limited). Currently payment is by card only. Trailers for small children are currently available.

Cycle lessons for children

Our easy trails and beautiful parkland are the perfect place for children to learn how to ride a bike. Led by a qualified cycle instructor, we offer learn-to-ride lessons for children aged 5 to 16 on Thursday afternoons at 4.15pm (starting April 6 2023). Sessions are run on a drop-in basis, with no need to book, and cost £5 per child (bike and helmet hire included).

Opening times

Cycle hire is currently open on weekends with additional opening hours during half-terms and holidays, please check the cycle hire opening hours ahead of your visit.

Join a cycling group

Cycle Sisters

Cycle Sisters is an award-winning organisation which inspires and enables Muslim women to cycle. Cycle Sisters is launching weekly social rides in Hounslow, which meet in Osterley or Lampton Park. They are free to join and bike hire is available but booking is required.

Visit the Cycle Sisters website to find out more

View across the lake towards the east front with the 'transparent' portico at Osterley, Middlesex

Discover more at Osterley Park and House

Find out when Osterley Park and House is open, how to get here, the things to see and do and more.

Our partners

Cotswold Outdoor

We’ve partnered with Cotswold Outdoor to help everyone make the most of their time outdoors in the places we care for.

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Sport England

Established by Royal Charter in 1996, Sport England's vision is to transform lives and communities through sport and physical activity.

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