A stroll along the Grand Union Canal to Hanwell Locks with London, Naturally

26 May 2019

10:30 - 13:30

Boston Manor Station
Boston Manor Road
United Kingdom

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RPS Members and Non-members£0.00 

We meet at Boston Manor Station and take a short walk to join the canal just before Osterley Lock. Despite the proximity of the M4 motorway, there's a very rural feel to this section of the canal. We are likely to encounter moorhens, ducks and swans along the way and will pass several picturesque canalside cottages.

We will then reach the Hanwell Flight – a series of seven locks built to enable the canal to drop a distance of about 53 feet in around a third of a mile. 

We will end the walk at Brunel's Three Bridges, a masterpiece of engineering enabling the road to cross the canal which crosses the railway.

From here we will catch a bus back to Boston Manor Station.

At the end of the walk there is the option of a pub lunch (at your own expense).

Most of the walk will be on surfaced or gravel paths, including a few steps, but is uneven in places so please make sure you wear appropriate footwear. Also please remember to bring a drink to keep you hydrated.

Cancellation policy

This event is free but bookings are necessary because numbers are limited . If you book a place but subsequently find you are unable to come, please let us know so that your place can be allocated to someone on the waiting list.

Hearing and access requirements

We will be walking on some rough, unmade paths which may be muddy, so please wear appropriate footwear and bring a drink to keep you hydrated

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