West London Ramblers Short Walks.
Before You Start
Based on an idea from Tom Berry – a long standing walks leader. Tom has led many short walks over the years in the London boroughs of Ealing and Hounslow and across London. These walks start from railway stations and are designed to show the best places to walk for pleasure and exercise – in open green spaces, parks, towpaths and quiet streets.
London is an amazing place and there are a great many pleasant places to walk in all over our capital city. To name a few locally – Osterley Park, Bedfont Lakes, Inwood Park, Chiswick Park, River Thames, Syon Park, Horsenden Hill, Brent River Park, Boston Manor Park, Ravenscourt Park, Wormwood Scrubs, River Crane, Grand Union Canal, etc. These are just the better known places. It is possible to do a walk from every railway station in our two boroughs all be it with some walks overlapping and entering neighbouring boroughs!
Finding Your Way.
All the walks described use paths freely available to everybody. The routes have been checked on the ground to ensure anybody can follow them using just the map and walk description. However, if you wish to explore further with your own maps all these walks are in the area covered by OS Explorer 161 & 173 maps. An A-Z may also be useful. Please get in touch if you meet an obstruction or error in the walk description so that action can be taken.
In planning your walk allow time for looking at places of interest en route, for checking where you are going, for a rest or refreshments. About two miles per hour is a comfortable walking pace.
How many walks are there? The project aims to produce 30 walks!
Ravenscourt Circular 3.5 miles