Roxbourne Rough
Roxbourne Rough is a large grassy meadow. Since it is flat and lies on the London clay it is often wetter than the grasslands on the reserves in the north of the Borough (the path around the perimeter is well surfaced and always dry). Roxbourne Rough lies immediately south of the Uxbridge branch of the Metropolitan Line and forms part of the large Roxbourne Park open space. The post code is HA5 1NW.

The red arrows on the plan show the access routes to Roxbourne Rough. Busses 398 and H12 serve the Cannon Lane/Eastern Avenue/Village Way junction, from where a short walk south along Cannon Lane leads to the entrance to Roxbourne Rough on the right hand (west) side of the road. Look out for a short length of wooden fence in the thick hedge - this marks the entrance.
Alternatively one can walk from either Eastcote or Rayners Lane stations. To reach Roxbourne Rough from Eastcote station, walk to the southeast corner of Woodlands Avenue. A short side street, between house numbers 124 and 132, leads to an entrance to Roxbourne Park. Once in the park, turn sharp left and walk about 30 metres to a signpost reading "Nature Reserve" which points to a kissing gate leading into the reserve.

From Rayners Lane walk along High Worple to its western end, where a short path leads over the Yeading Brook into Roxbourne Park. Walk straight ahead through the park to Cannon Lane, then turn right and walk up Cannon Lane towards the bridge over the railway. As noted above, a short length of wooden fence on the west side of the road marks the entrance to Roxbourne Rough.

If coming by car, use the car park at the southern end of Cannon Lane (post code HA5 1JF) and walk east through Roxbourne Park as indicated by the red arrow, bearing right to reach the kissing gate into the Rough.

The meeting) point for all walks and working parties is beside the metal container in Roxbourne Park, close to the pavilion - see map at left.

Work to improve Roxbourne Rough has been funded by Harrow Council's Green Grid initiative - click here for more information.

Contact details

Voluntary Warden: Peter McLoughlin email: The Society of Harrow and Wembley Model Engineers run the model railway in Roxbourne Park. Their website gives full details of running times and location. Roxbourne Rough adjoins Roxbourne Park, and the two form one large open space. Click here for website of the Friends of Roxbourne Park.

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