The Grand Union Canal was once a busy industrial waterway connecting London with the Midlands. Today, Hanwell Flight of Locks is a great place for a country walk.
Address: Green Lane, Hanwell, W7 2PJ
Visit time: 1hr - 2hrs
Price: Once you're parked up, it won't cost you a thing
Parking: There is limited on-street parking at Green Lane
Toilets: None on site
Check out canal features such as lock keeper's cottages, and a ramp to help horses out of the canal when they fell in
Osterely Park, River Thames, Syon House and Park,
Chances are you'll see some narrowboats, and if you're in luck one may go through the lock!
There are plenty of grassy areas to have a picnic
There are several information boards along this stretch of canal
You may see:
Look out for a variety of birds, insects and small mammals