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Osterley Park and canal walk

A five mile circular walk starting from Osterley Park, one of the largest open spaces in the western suburbs of London. The walk will take you through a mixture of parkland, industrial landscapes, a beautiful section of the Grand Union Canal and then back through residential streets and arable farmland to reach the park once again.

A peaceful scene at Hanwell on the Grand Union Canal Hanwell, Grand Union Canal

This walk is from iFootpath, a website and App to inspire people to get out and enjoy beautiful walks across the UK. Visit their website for full route information and maps.

The walk is relatively flat throughout with no significant inclines. There are no stiles and just a few kissing gates (one of which is quite tight).

The paths are a mixture of pavements, stone and gravel tracks and grass/dirt paths and some of the latter can be muddy and/or a little overgrown at some times of the year. While some sections of the walk do follow roads, there are pavements so no road walking is required. There is one railway crossing (a crossing with no signals or barriers) so take particular care here. There are public toilets available in Osterley Park near the mansion.

Approximate time: two hours

The walk starts from the Osterley Park car park which is managed by the National Trust. Approximate post code TW7 4RD. Osterley tube station is just a 10-15 minute walk from the start of the walk.

Start point: Osterley Park

End point: Osterley Park

Distance: five miles

Find out more about this walk

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