Harold Court Woods

Visitor information

Relax with some easy walking at this friendly community green space

Conveniently situated within Greater London, stroll around the surfaced paths and make the most of the cycle paths and bridleways. Stretches of the woodland rise to 150 foot where a sculpted wooden seat offers you a unique view west, across London. Keep walking along this trail through Ivy Lodge Lane and you can safely cross over to Pages Wood, for more walking and cycling opportunities.

Over 40,000 trees have been planted, adding to the surrounding belts of mature trees and the unusual ‘Apostle’s Circle’. These were traditionally planted to represent Christ and his Apostles and here eleven horse chestnuts ring a central tree.

The meadow areas and the pond all provide a perfect haven for people and wildlife alike. 

At a glance

  • Walking
  • Cycling 
  • Horse riding 
  • Dogs welcome

Things to do

Cycling is a fantastic way to explore Harold Court Woods and soak up the beautiful scenery.

Harold Court Woods offers 2.6km of cycling paths for you to explore! 

Harold Court Woods offers 1.3km of horse riding trails that runs throughout the forest with some grassed areas too. We kindly ask that riders follow the marked horse trail.


There are 3.3km of open paths for you to explore at Harold Court Woods! 

If you fancy an even longer walk, you can safely cross over to Pages Wood. 

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