This week we discovered not one, but two woodlands right on our doorstep! We had always noticed cars parking along the Uxbridge Road on the way back home and people disappearing into the bushes (sounds dodgy I know!) Well I did a bit of investigating (ie google), and discovered it was in fact Black Park and Langley Country Park that these people were going to, just under a 10 minute drive from Slough, so we had a look.
Langley Country Park
First I’ll tell you about Langley Country Park which is on Billet Lane in Iver – it is beautiful! It’s a huge park that goes on for miles. As you enter the park from the car park, there is a floral garden called Temple Gardens that has signs for a ‘Timberland Trail’ which we followed. The trail takes you through the park surrounded by huge trees and horses, leading on to a giant lake by a manor house.
You really feel like you are in the countryside, it is so peaceful and picturesque. We saw many families walking, having picnics and so many dogs being walked. It’s a lovely atmosphere, with everyone greeting you as you walk by! There’s a cafe for lunch or snacks, a picnic table area and a playground. We ended our walk by visiting ‘The Arboretum’, which is a fenced on secluded area. Here you feel as though you have the park all to yourself. We found a tree to put our camera on self-timer and took some rare photos of the 3 of us!
The second park is on Black Park Road in Wexham. It’s more of a giant woodland of pine trees – black pine which gives the park it’s name. And I guess explains nearby Pinewood Studios. This is more of a muddy, natural trek than Langley Park, so wellies are a must. There are dog-walkers galore here, and Go Ape is sitauted here, so you’ll see groups of adventurers. There’s a small outdoor cafe at the entrance, and further on there is a children’s playground and a larger cafe with a lake. Again it’s very picturesque and peaceful, lovely views – we’ll be back here too!