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Hanwell Lock Flight

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Planning your visit

Address: Green Lane, Hanwell, W7 2PJ

Price: Once you're parked up, it won't cost you a thing

Toilets: None on site

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.

Great for

Check out canal features such as lock keeper's cottages, and a ramp to help horses out of the canal when they fell in

  • Dog Walking
  • Fishing
  • Walking
  • Considerate cycling
  • Capital ring


Osterely Park, River Thames, Syon House and Park,

Spot a boat

Chances are you'll see some narrowboats, and if you're in luck one may go through the lock!


Picnic spot

There are plenty of grassy areas to have a picnic


  • There are several information boards along this stretch of canal


You may see:

  • Swans
  • Ducks
  • Kingfishers
  • Woodpeckers
  • Coots
  • Voles

Look out for a variety of birds, insects and small mammals


There is limited on-street parking at Green Lane

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