UxbridgeHayes

Uxbhay two
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By miketalbot on 26 Jan 2022


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9km/6mi

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Description

An easy-to-follow route along the Grand Union Canal joining the highstreets of Uxbridge and Hayes, passing Cowley, Yiewsley and West Drayton. There is a flight of steps from the canal to Hayes highstreet, otherwise this is quite flat. This is one part of the longer UxbSou route, which goes on to Southall

An easy-to-follow route along the Grand Union Canal joining the highstreets of Uxbridge and Hayes, passing Cowley, Yiewsley and West Drayton. There is a flight of steps from the canal to Hayes highstreet, otherwise this is quite flat. This is one part of the longer UxbSou route, which goes on to Southall

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Route status - Live

Reviews - 3

Average rating -

Is this route good enough? -  Yes (3)

There are currently no problems reported with this route.

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Description Note
Grade 2: Mostly smooth and compacted surfaces, but there may be some loose gravel, muddy patches or cobbles.
Access grade X: At least one stile, flight of steps or other obstacle that is highly likely to block access for wheelchair and scooter users.
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Facilities

Facilities in the middle third of this route.

Present at time of survey Public toilet (1)
Present at time of survey Wheelchair accessible toilet (1)
Present at time of survey Supermarket (1)
Present at time of survey Restaurant (1)
Maybe present Vegan restaurant (1)
Maybe present Accommodation (1)
Maybe present Accommodation < £50 (1)
Not present at time of survey Campsite (1)
Not present at time of survey Bothy (1)
Not present at time of survey Free wifi (1)
Present at time of survey Public phone (1)
Present at time of survey Mobile phone coverage (1)
Present at time of survey Train station (1)
Present at time of survey Bench (1)
Not present at time of survey Picnic table (1)
Present at time of survey Bus stop (1)
Not present at time of survey Ferry (1)

Challenges

Potential challenges reported on this route. Some challenges are seasonal.

Not present at time of survey Scrambling (1)
Not present at time of survey Wading (1)
Not present at time of survey Swimming (1)
Not present at time of survey Climbing (1)
Not present at time of survey Stepping stones (1)
Not present at time of survey Very slippery (1)
Not present at time of survey Very muddy (1)
Not present at time of survey Very icy (1)
Not present at time of survey Likely to flood (1)
Not present at time of survey Long grass sections (1)
Not present at time of survey Crops encroaching on path (1)
Not present at time of survey Diverted path (1)

Obstacles

Obstacles on this route.

Not present at time of survey Stiles (1)
Present at time of survey Step and kerbs (1)
Present at time of survey Possible to avoid steps, if applicable (1)
Present at time of survey Flights of steps (1)
Not present at time of survey Gates (1)
Not present at time of survey Kissing gates (1)
Not present at time of survey Locked gates (1)
Not present at time of survey Disables access gates (1)
Not present at time of survey Cycle barriers (1)
Not present at time of survey Ladders (1)
Not present at time of survey Cattle grids (1)
Not present at time of survey Fords (1)
Not present at time of survey Narrow bridges (1)
Not present at time of survey Ferry required (1)
Not present at time of survey Acceptable road walking (1)
Not present at time of survey Unacceptable road walking (1)
Not present at time of survey Dangerous road crossings (1)
Present at time of survey Walking on paths beside roads (1)
Not present at time of survey Walking on verges beside roads (1)
Not present at time of survey Railway crossings (1)
Not present at time of survey River crossings (1)
Not present at time of survey Cattle possible (1)
Not present at time of survey Horses possible (1)
Not present at time of survey Tidal area (1)
Not present at time of survey Potential falls (1)
Not present at time of survey Exposed to elements (1)
Not present at time of survey Remote area (1)
Not present at time of survey Mountainous area (1)
Not present at time of survey Military training area (1)
Not present at time of survey No visible path (1)
Not present at time of survey Seasonal nesting birds (1)
Not present at time of survey Other hazards (1)

Accessibility

Is this route step and stile free?

Present at time of survey Free of stiles (1)
Not present at time of survey Free of single steps/kerbs (1)
Not present at time of survey Free of flights of steps (1)
Present at time of survey Free of other obstacles (1)

Measurements

Surveyors were asked to measure the narrowest and steepest parts of paths.

The narrowest part of the path is 120.0cm (1)

The steepest uphill gradient walking East 8.0% (1)

The steepest uphill gradient walking West 8.0% (1)

The steepest camber gradient across the path 2.0% (1)

How clear is the waymarking on the route: Unsigned (1)

Successfully completed

We asked route surveyors "Have you successfully completed this route with any of the following? If so, would you recommend it to someone with the same requirements?". Here is how they replied.

Small Pug-sized dog (0)
Small Labrador-sized dog (0)
Large St. Bernard-sized dog (0)
Standard pram (0)
Off-road rugged pram (0)
Standard wheelchair (0)
Off-road rugged wheelchair (0)
Standard mobility scooter (0)
Off-road rugged mobility scooter (0)

Recommended by an expert

We asked route surveyors "Are you a trained access professional, officer or expert? If so, is this route suitable for someone travelling with any of the following?" Here is how they replied.

Small Pug-sized dog (0)
Small Labrador-sized dog (0)
Large St. Bernard-sized dog (0)
Standard pram (0)
Off-road rugged pram (0)
Standard wheelchair (0)
Off-road rugged wheelchair (0)
Standard mobility scooter (0)
Off-road rugged mobility scooter (0)

Terrain

We asked route surveyors to estimate how much of the route goes through different kinds of terrain.

10.0% of the route is on roads (1)

15.0% of the route is lit at night (1)

95.0% of the route is paved (1)

1.0% of the route is muddy (1)

1.0% of the route is over rough ground (1)

There is no data on long grass

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2X April 2022 by Strider
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Start and end points

Uxbridge
Grid Ref TQ0555984110
Lat / Lon 51.54602° / -0.47910°
Easting / Northing 505,559E / 184,110N
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Hayes
Grid Ref TQ0985779860
Lat / Lon 51.50700° / -0.41847°
Easting / Northing 509,857E / 179,860N
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reviews


Strider

14 Apr 2022

I walked from Hayes to Uxbridge.
Only a short walk along Hayes highstreet to the canal down some steps, then good canal towpaths for 90% of the route. There is a bridge and road to cross near The Malt Shovel pub and later some busy roads in Uxbridge town but otherwise it is flat, easy to navigate pretty canal paths full of nature. Cut through The General Eliott car park to access the bridge into Uxbridge. Through a park, over busy roads, past a War Memorial to the church, with the station just round the corner.
A lovely walk full of interest.


Jane Taylor

31 Mar 2022

I walked from Uxbridge to Hayes.
Canal towpath almost all the way. Some pubs for refreshments, and occasional benches.
The towpath varies in surface from broad and even to narrow and stony. A few cyclists.
There is some canalside industrial impact, in particular at the Hayes end of the route; but mostly it’s the sort of peaceful off road path one expects along a canal.

Both where I joined the towpath at Uxbridge, and left it at Hayes, the route line wasn’t completely accurate and I had to look around for the access points. I think at Uxbridge the route to canal from meeting point could be slightly briefer/less main road, but these aren’t major quibbles.
By following the canal its not a direct route, but staying away from traffic is a big plus in this part of London.
4 stars.


Miketalbot

26 Jan 2022

Easy to follow along the canal towpath.


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