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Monday, 25 May 2015

Bank Holiday Monday Walk (train-free)

Extra Walk 42 – Greenford to Osterley
Length: 12 km (7.5 miles). Toughness: 1/10

Take a Central Line tube which will arrive at Greenford by 10:40. On the West Ruislip line these run every 5-10 minutes and take about 30 minutes from central London (Oxford Circus).

Return is by Piccadilly Line tube from Osterley, or local buses if these are more convenient. Greenford and Osterley are both in TfL Zone 4.

In view of the threatened rail strike I'll post this outer London walk which should be feasible for anyone on the tube network. TfL have confirmed that these two lines will be running as normal. [If the strike is called off a longer country walk will be posted as well.]

While not exactly a country walk, this one goes through pleasant green spaces and passes some interesting features, not least an unusual triple bridge for road, rail and canal. It finishes in Osterley Park where National Trust members might be able to visit Osterley House, although their web site says that most of the house is only open for guided tours on Mondays.

The suggested lunchtime stop is the Plough in Norwood Green. This is quite close to the end of the walk so you could simply carry on to Osterley Park; there's no charge to visit the NT's Stables Café.

You'll need to print the directions from the Extra Walk 42 page. These haven't been updated recently so it's worth noting some helpful clarifications on the walk's Comments page.


Sean said...

Although the train strike has been suspended I'll leave this walk as an option for people who want a short day out with an early finish.

Unless there's a further twist in the RMT action note that you've now got the option of travelling out on the 10:15 Greenford train from Paddington (Ealing Broadway 10:24), arriving at 10:39.

Anonymous said...

Two of us made this walk. Enjoyable suburban stroll. Too much chatting meant that we got lost twice and ended up walking along the canal to Brentford instead of heading for Osterley.