Get out, enjoy the great outdoors and bask in the rays this Saturday and Sunday. Whether an afternoon in the pub, or a leisurely walk taking in some of Hillingdon's spectacular natural sights is your thing, we've got it covered.

 - On Saturday (March 22), you can join a guided walk around the historic 144-acre Cranford Park off The Parkway, full of historical relics, nature trails, and the River Crane.

A Countryside and Conservation Officer will be the tour guide, and the group will set off at 11am at the park’s information centre. It will last around an hour and a half.

On Sunday is the Hillingdon Trail walk. Families can join the Mayor of Hillingdon, Councillor Allan Kauffman, with his wife and Mayoress Lynne, on a three-mile leisurely stroll through Michael Frost Park, Ten Acres Wood and Gutteridge Wood local nature reserves.

It will start at Hayes Rugby Club car park, off Kingshill Avenue in Hayes, and finish at around 12 noon at Ickenham Marsh, off Austins Lane, where there will be a bus to take people back to the start.

To book your place, email

Both are free.

 - If you are keen to do your bit cleaning up the banks of the Grand Union Canal, one of Hillingdon most prized natural assets, join the towpath clean-up team on Sunday, meeting at Western View, off Station Road in Hayes, at 10.30am.

Young people under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult, and you will be getting your hands dirty so wear rough clothes.

People are also urged to bring water.

Thames21, who organise the regular litter-picks, will bring tea and coffee.

For more information, contact Billy Coburn on 07557 970 812, or email, or click here

 - Enjoy the sweet sounds of the Sine Nomine choir, performing at St Lawrence Church in Bridle Road, Eastcote, on Saturday.

They will be singing a new arrangement of Johannes Brahms’s Ein Deutsches Requiem. Richard Brain will conduct and Mr Farrington will accompany on piano.

The concert starts at 7.30pm.

Tickets cost £12, and they are available by calling 020 8933 7908. They will also be available from choir members.


 - The Brookhouse pub, in Kingshill Avenue, Hayes, has an action-packed fundraising day arranged for Sunday.

The day starts with a sponsored five-mile walk from intu Uxbridge, in High Street, all the way to the pub for around 2pm, when there will be a daytime party with a disco, live band, and raffle prizes to be won.

All the money raised will go towards Hillingdon Hospital's pioneering Bevan Ward, which offers patients single en-suite rooms.

Entry is free.