Ealing BroadwayChiswick

Ealchi two
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Distance

6km/4mi

Ascent

40m

Descent

15m

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Ealing Broadway and Chiswick.

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Ealing Broadway and Chiswick.

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This route has been reviewed by 3 people.

This route has been flagged (1 times) for reasons relating to accuracy.

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Reviews - 3

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Problems reported -  Accuracy (1)

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Start and end points

Ealing Broadway
Grid RefTQ1790780911
Lat / Lon 51.51483° / -0.30218°
Easting / Northing517,907E / 180,911N
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Chiswick
Grid RefTQ2119578766
Lat / Lon 51.49486° / -0.25555°
Easting / Northing521,195E / 178,766N
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Ealchi Two's land is

Green urban 20.7%
Urban 79.3%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018

Reviews


Jane Taylor

11 Aug 2021

This is a very indirect route and I would recommend to anyone who wants a direct route that they use Ealchi One.

I spent some time while I was plodding from Chiswick towards Kew Bridge station wondering why the route has been draw this way. I came to the conclusion the route maker is a Brentford fan who wants a handy Slow Way to the new football ground.

There are some good parts of the route - I especially liked the passageway behind Chiswick High Road, and also the relatively quiet residential approach to Ealing Broadway.
I didn't enjoy the walk through Gunnersbury Park perhaps as much as other walkers might - to me it seemed a fairly long bland stretch with lots of playing fields. The construction works are now complete (see an earlier review), and access across the playing fields is fine, apart from there may be matches being played. I did get a decent coffee from a mobile coffee van, and the new sports centre is clearly popular with active children during the school holidays. There are lots of dog walkers, so if you enjoy watching dogs doing their thing (I do) its not a bad place to have a sit down.
Gunnersbury Park is open at night but not lit throughout.

There are a number of poorly drawn dangerous 'A' road crossings. The roads in question are:
- Chiswick High Road (twice): in Chiswick, and especially at Kew Bridge
- The Mall at Ealing Broadway
There are good safe crossing points nearby and clearly visible, but it may mean doubling back to a crossing point already passed. It's a shame, because I found that by and large a lot of attention was paid to accurate drawing.

The route is pretty good for accessibility, although some of the residential streets have the usual issues with trees, bins and cars taking over the pavements. No flights of steps.

I'm not sure that, for me, this route quite captures the spirit of Slow Ways, being so indirect, and in addition I felt provoked to a bit of a grump when I had to backtrack to the safe road crossing, which I'd already passed by, at Kew Bridge - so for these reasons I've given only two stars.


Jamiekirk

04 May 2021

Nice route that avoids main roads, and is definitely more scenic that ealchi1, although slightly more difficult to navigate. A couple of things to watch out for. Firstly, the route goes right past Brentford fc's stadium, so might be worth avoiding on match days. Secondly, the direct route across Gunnersbury Park is not available due to construction, but it's easy enough to find an alternative option.


Bendablob

03 May 2021

Good route, through mostly lit residential areas. Does a very good job of avoiding main roads so is a very pleasant journey. Good amenities either end of the route, but you don't pass too many in the middle of the journey.

When going through Gunnersbury Park via the north entrance, crossing straight over the field isn't possible due to temporary works, I suggest taking the path on the west side of the park down.

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Ascent

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Descent

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