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Black Park Country Park

LOCALITY: Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire
DISTANCE: 1.5 miles (2.41 km)
FACILITIES: Circular route, There & back, Parking, Suitable for wheelchairs, T
oilets, Cafe

GRADIENT: Mostly flat
TERRAIN: Easy
OS MAP: Chiltern Hills East

Walk description:

Traveling on the A412 follow the brown tourist signs to the Country Park. The full address is Black Park Country Park, Countryside Centre Black Park Road, Wexham SL3 6DS.

There are over 530 acres of woodland, heath and open spaces at Black Park. The park is now owned by Buckinghamshire County Council but was previously owed by Henry VIII and Princess Elizabeth. The park has also been used as a film location for James Bond and Harry Potter. This is part due to the close location of Pinewood Studios.

The park is a real hidden treasure with its tranquil setting. There is an abundance of wildlife to enjoy for children and adults alike. We spotted ducks, swans, candian geese and squirels, to name but a few.

All parts of the park are very well kept and it is exceptionally clean and tidy. There are plenty of bins for rubbish.

The park has a variety of paths that you can explore, all are accessible for pushchairs, buggies and wheelchairs. There are plenty of maps and signposts so you won't get lost. The main tarmac path around the lake is about 1.5 miles long and is very easy to navigate around. The gravel paths that extend off of the lake will take you for miles around the park. We found all the tracks to be easily accessible, with only a few bumpy areas.

I have scored this walk as a 5 but to be honest it deserves more than that - a real gem!


Additional notes:

There is a pay and display car park which as of May 2011 was �2.50 for all day parking. There is no admission fee and the �2.50 is well worth it! You can also use the ticket to park in and explore the neighboring Langley Park!

As of late 2010 -Black Park Country Park also has new facilities: new toilet block and Refreshment Kiosk at the top end of the car park, new log benches around the lake and Go Ape are now located at the top end of the car park - for older children and adults.

Dogs are welcome here and there are plenty of dog bins provided.

There are plenty of benches and picnic areas in the park which are an ideal resting place to stop and take in the views or to have a bite to eat.

There are several parks and play areas for children of all ages and these are again all well kept. There is also plenty of open green spaces to play sports.

The cafe is open 10am to 4pm and serves a range of hot and cold food. This is all reasonable priced. There is an option to sit inside or in the picnic garden over looking the lake.

The toilets are basic but clean. They allow disabled access as there is a separate entrance with a ramp.

The site has a visitor centre with really helpful staff who are only to happy to help.

The park is open from 8am until 8pm daily, 365 days a year. The closing time can vary according to the season, so worth checking if you are going late in the day.

For further information please visit www.buckscc.gov.uk/countryside or call 01753 511060


18/09/2008 | Walk posted by Marie Houlden

Walks With Buggies User Reviews


18/09/2008 | Reviewed by cathy nettley

The write up about the walk is very accurate. It is a lovely, well kept park. It is really peaceful walking
around the lake looking at the wild life. Like Marie, if I could, I would give it more than five. It is a
place of outstanding beauty and tranquility.

Great buggy-friendly walk, will go back for more

10/05/2009 | Reviewed by Sara O'Connor

We loved this walk -- all the facilities are as described. It's a beautiful lake and the path winds past
beautiful trees. My only tip for visitors with buggies is to park at the back of the parking lot, as leaving
the car was the bumpiest part of our walk.