The swing in Bayhurst Wood
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The swing in Bayhurst Wood

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This forgotten area of Bayhurst Wood, part of the Ruislip Woods, was only accesible via a forgotten stile. Clearly this remote location is the playground for some local kids who use the swings and the concrete pit for lighting some fires. The whole area was one big badger sett.

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A: Hillingdon Trail in the Bayhurst Wood

av Hans ter Horst, 550 meter bort

The Hillingdon Trail is a 20 mile path through Hillingdon's countryside from Cranford in the south-ea...

Hillingdon Trail in the Bayhurst Wood

B: Picnic area in Bayhurst Wood

av Hans ter Horst, 610 meter bort

Bayhurst Wood is located just next to Mad Bess Wood and is part of the Ruislip Woods. Very unexplaina...

Picnic area in Bayhurst Wood

C: View from Mad Bess Wood over the Parish of Harefield

av Hans ter Horst, 720 meter bort

Mad Bass Wood,  part of the Ruislip Woods, is of course a very intriguing name for this wood, but unf...

View from Mad Bess Wood over the Parish of Harefield

D: Ruislip Common, England

av Hans ter Horst, 2.1 km bort

Ruislip Common used to be, like any common, a trackt of land that was jointly used by the residents o...

Ruislip Common, England

E: Ruislip Lido in the fog

av Hans ter Horst, 2.2 km bort

The Ruislip Lido in the early morning fog; this is the favourite location for us people of Ruislip an...

Ruislip Lido in the fog

F: Ruislip Lido, early morning

av Hans ter Horst, 2.2 km bort

The Ruislip Lido in the early morning fog; this is the favourite location for us people of Ruislip an...

Ruislip Lido, early morning

G: Ruislip Common, the bench

av Hans ter Horst, 2.3 km bort

One of the more tranquil areas of the Ruislip Common with a nice, comfortable bench to sit on. This a...

Ruislip Common, the bench

H: Ruislip Common, the pond

av Hans ter Horst, 2.4 km bort

The cattle drinking pond at the top of the Ruislip Common, unfortunately, the pond is difficult to sp...

Ruislip Common, the pond

I: Manor Farm, Ruislip

av Hans ter Horst, 3.0 km bort

Built around the pre-Norman Motte and Bailey fort, the Manor Farm just North of the High Street in Ru...

Manor Farm, Ruislip

J: St Martin's Church

av Hans ter Horst, 3.2 km bort

This 13th century church is named after Martin of Tours and probably stands on the site of an earlier...

St Martin's Church

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