Leisure and Sporting Activities In and Around Northwood Hills.
Situated on the outer perimeter of London and bordering Hertfordshire there are an abundant amount of leisure and organised sporting activities in and around Northwood Hills. Below are just few;
Ruislip Woods and Lido Is one of the oldest woodland areas in London set in 726 acres. The woods are a National Nature Reserve and have a large complex of structurally diverse and species-rich ancient woodland. The Woods (Park Wood, Copse Wood, Mad Bess Wood and Bayhurst Wood where there are picnic facilities) have one of the most extensive oak/hornbeam coppice woods in southeast England. The site also includes acid and neutral grassland, ponds, streams and marshland.
The Lido was established some 200 years ago as a canal reservoir and with its beach and 12 inch gauge railway which borders the perimeter is immensely popular with local people.
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Eastcote House Gardens are a lovely area to walk through to escape the noise and bustle of everyday life. Take a look at the web site
The original house is believed to have been built since before 1507 and was the ancestral home of the Hawtrey-Deane family from 1527 to 1930.
The local authority purchased the site in 1938 to protect its historical architecture.
The dovecote, walled garden and Coach House all remain but sadly the house was pulled down some years ago for fear of death watch beetle.
Sadly it is no longer possible to tour the house which was rebuilt in the 1870s after a fire damaged most of the original structure. Highgrove House is said to have been the home of the Queen of Sweden during WW1 and also the place where Sir Winston and Clementine Churchill spent their honeymoon.
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Sporting Activities In and Around Northwood Hills
Highgrove Swimming Pool and Gym boasts a 33 metre pool with disabled hoist, dance and spinning studios.
LA Fitness Club has 5 squash courts and the very best in gym equipment, group classes and a fantastic 20m pool with large sauna and steam room. There is also a large cafe bar.
Esporta Health Club with two swimming pools, sauna, steam room and cutting edge gym is possibly one of the finest fitness and gym clubs in London.
Northwood Town Cricket Club has a fun and vibrant atmosphere and runs three Saturday X1s, a Sunday X1 and a mid-week 20/20 team.
Eastcote Cricket Club plays in the Middlesex league (one down from County standard!) and as well as running a first, second and third X1 also runs a number of colts teams for different age groups.
Northwood Football Club is affectionately known as the “Woods” The first team plays in the Zamaretto Southern League Central Division. They also have a reserve and an under 18 team which all play to a high standard of football.
Northwood Bowls Clubs. Two bowling clubs (a mens club and a Ladies club) that share the same green. Certainly no sexism here as the clubs play against each other in internal matches, and support each other in external events.
Northwood Tennis Club. Located in Pines Close, off Frithwood Avenue, Northwood nTennnis Club has been providing tennis facilities since 1901. It is a friendly club catering for a variety of standards of play among its members.
Jacks Ridding Stables is a equestrian centre offering horse-riding lessons and other equine facilities including, stables, dressage, and livery, that as direct access to the network of Bridleways in Ruislip Woods.
Eastcote Lawn Tennis Club has 3 Astro and 3 macadam courts 4 of which are floodlit. There are 5 ladies teams, 5 mens teams as well as a thriving junior section. They also have a bar.
If golf is your sport then Northwood Hills with a handful of courses in the vicinity is the ideal place for you!
Haste Hill Golf Club designed by Harry Colt and opened in 1926 this municipal course with Club House and bar is popular.
Northwood Golf Club Founded in 1891 this course with wooded and rolling fairways is a great challenge to golfers of all ages.
Pinner Hill Golf Club opened in 1927 this 18 hole course set in Oakland is a real challenge to any committed golfer.
Moor Park Golf and Country Club, opened in 1923 has two championship courses designed by Harry Colt and has hosted both the PGA Championships and the Bob Hope Classic. It also boasts a magnificent Club house which is a popular location for weddings and other functions.
Ruislip & Northwood British Sub Aqua club is the place to go if you want to explore the underwater world. Here you can also learn how to dive through one of their varied diving training programmes which have been designed to train at a pace that suits the individual. See their web site www.rnbsac.co.uk