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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).

Cranford Country Park

We are pleased to welcome visitors back to Cranford Park following our restoration project. Our children's playground, car park and historic courtyard are open for visitors to explore.

Work is still underway at our newly built cafe building and cellars. There are currently no toilet facilities onsite.

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.

Watch to see our virtual heritage site tour.


  • Bridle route
  • Bridle route
  • Car parking
  • Children's play area
  • Friends Group
  • Hillingdon Trail
  • Orienteering route

For events and activities, please see the Hillingdon Culture and Heritage magazine or visit Discover Hillingdon.

Dog walking

Dog walking is welcome throughout Cranford Park however, to ensure that all visitors feel safe, we ask that dogs be kept on leads and under control within the following signed areas:

  • 'Ha-ha' area (including the cafe)
  • Courtyard
  • Stable block
  • Children's play area 
  • Cattle field meadow

Professional dog walking licence at Cranford Park

You need to be registered if you are a professional dog walker or paid to walk dogs at Cranford Park.

Walking six dogs at a time is restricted in Hillingdon's green spaces. Those operating without a licence could face a fine of up to £100. 

For more information about professional dog walking licenses and to apply.

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.


The Parkway



Phone number
01895 556000
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Opening hours
January 9am to 4pm
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.

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