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Ealing Broadway

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Slow Ways linking Ealing Broadway and Acton, Chiswick, Hounslow, Old Oak Common, Richmond-upon-Thames, Southall, Wembley

England / Greater London / Ealing Broadway

Ealing Broadway’s seven Slow Ways are 93% checked

Drawn: 7/7
reviewed: 7/7
verified: 7/7
and surveyed: 5/7

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Slow Way Route To do
Ealing Broadway—Acton
Ealact one Survey me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent 6m Descent 20m
Ealing Broadway—Chiswick
Ealchi one Enjoy me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 35m Descent 10m
Ealing Broadway—Chiswick
Ealchi two

Survey me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 40m Descent 15m
Ealing Broadway—Old Oak Common
Ealold one

Review me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 59m Descent 51m
Ealing Broadway—Old Oak Common
Ealold two

Enjoy me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent - Descent -
Ealing Broadway—Wembley
Ealwem three Enjoy me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 77m Descent 71m
Hounslow—Ealing Broadway
Houeal two Survey me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent 57m Descent 46m
Richmond-upon-Thames—Ealing Broadway
Riceal one

Enjoy me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent 63m Descent 37m
Richmond-upon-Thames—Ealing Broadway
Riceal two Enjoy me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 90m Descent 64m
Richmond-upon-Thames—Ealing Broadway
Riceal three Survey me Distance 7km/5mi Ascent 48m Descent 22m
Southall—Ealing Broadway
Soueal one

Double check Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 37m Descent 37m
Southall—Ealing Broadway
Soueal two Survey me Distance 7km/5mi Ascent - Descent -
Southall—Ealing Broadway
Soueal three Enjoy me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent - Descent -

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Collective progress

85% of Ealing Broadway’s seven route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

13/13

drawn

13/13

reviewed

7/13

surveyed

11/13

verified

22 people have contributed to Ealing Broadway’s Slow Ways

10 people have pledged to walk and review a route

8 people have surveyed a route in Ealing Broadway

86km out of 86km have been walked and reviewed

375km of reviews have been shared in Ealing Broadway

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Hence, I was a little confused when arriving at a transport hub that isn't exactly open!!...

Julian Lipton

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Eventually this will be a large busy hub with a high rise mix of residential, retail, and of course a transport interchange - it’s all quite visionary, and in keeping with the vision Slow Ways has guesstimated where to place the meeting point (at the entrance to the station) while in reality it’s a gigantic building site....

Jane Taylor

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I'd agree with all the other reviews but just mention that when I walked it in May the whole length of the walk along the edge of Osterley park was overgrown with nettles up to 5 or 6 feet high and in some places completely blocking the path so had to be pushed through - maybe not a route for shorts! If you have the time for a short detour, Osterley House and gardens are worth a visit and there is a small cafe there....

porcovolente

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The Slow Ways network is future proofed and this Slow Ways node will be ready when Old Oak Common station opens, date tba....

Slow Ways Welcome Team

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There were a couple of areas where the route could be improved, firstly by walking the nicely paved surface through Drayton Green rather than walking the southern half on a tree root studded path and secondly, on the exit at the western end of Brent Lodge Park, where the mapping is a bit odd, taking you through a narrow litter-lined path with a flight of stairs rather than following the main path out of the park....

GoodGym Sevan

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The tricky part this time involved a fallen tree in Southall Park - easily avoidable if choosing a different path in the park (the obstacle is visible from a distance). Another unexpected section was a closed path through Glade Lane Canalside Park - an alternative route for pedestrians is clearly signposted though....

GoodGym Kash

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There's a not-so-obvious path when leaving the golf course to emerge at Greenford Road - it doesn't look like a path and there is a flight of stairs at the end of it....

GoodGym Kash

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Once crossing the A315, the walk then follows the Grand Union Canal (photo #8, #9), and passes through a series of parks (photo #10, #12) (and Northfields station, photo #11) before finishing through busy Ealing to and up at Ealing Broadway station with good connections....

Derick Rethans

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- accessibility problem: there are stairs by the exit of the canal path part (going from Southall to Ealing): all the steps are tall, so they could be a problem not only for pushchairs and wheelchair users but also for people who walk but don't have enough knee mobility...

GoodGym Kash

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As mentioned in a previous review, there is a flight of stairs up to Elthorne Park from the Grand Union Canal and on the canal path, some of the tarmac is uneven or has tree branches running under the surface which will affect pushchairs and wheelchairs....

GoodGym Sevan

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Accessibility - The route has some beautiful leafy streets, which occasionally makes the path narrower or a bit bumpy where the tree roots have spread....

Roch

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Walking through Turnham Green was nice, but then once you got onto Barley Mow passage, Bourne Place, and Linden Gardens, there were quite a few cars in the way and no dropped kerb on either side....

GoodGym Emily O

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As previously mentioned, the crossing point on the A4 is fine on the northern carriageway for those who can move quickly. On the southern carriageway, there is no crossing, only a railing at the indicated point which prevents pedestrians from crossing the road. The crossing from the southern to northern side of Chiswick High Road also did not line up with a pedestrian crossing, which is available 50m to the west....

GoodGym Sevan

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- there are a few trees with protruding roots on the pavements between Ealing Broadway and Gunnersbury park making the passage uneven and narrow - usually, the other side of the road is flatter and safe to use in those places - just after exiting Gunnersbury Park the wire netting along the pavement on the left is damaged by overgrown plants - very incautious walkers can potentially get caught by the sharp wire (foot and head level) - there is a toilet in the sports centre in Gunnersbury Park left from the designated path...

GoodGym Kash

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I live in the middle of the walk, so not best placed to comment on ease of route-finding, but as mentioned by another reviewer, when travelling East to West (Ealing to Southall), the two public footpaths across the golf course aren’t completely clear. The first golf course, direction of crossing is aided by the large “beware of flying golf ball…” signs – including the rear of the sign in the distance (see photo)....

Martin McHugh

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Compared to Routes Two and Three I think this is a poor choice as it uses the busy Uxbridge Road and Windmill Lane too much at the Southall end....

Martin McHugh

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Using Southall Park and Glade Park is far nicer than walking the busy Uxbridge Road and Windmill Lane....

Martin McHugh

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A wonderfully varied walk that could take you all day if you were to wander through the parks and stop to see the exhibitions. Quaint villagey courtyards to wide open parks, busy streets to quiet waterways....

Strider

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I walked this from Ealing to Chiswick (really, Turnham Green), on a freeze Saturday afternoon. The ground was frozen, with some snow and slipperyness in places. It's a mostly residential route, with some good parks, Ealing Common, and the bit near the end....

Derick Rethans

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It's a fairly residential route, but the sections through Osterley Park were lovely (and deserted)....

Derick Rethans

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The route takes you across the grass on Ealing Common, but there are paths around the edge if this is a problem for wheels (it can get very soft when in winter)....

Strider

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Martin McGovern surveyed Ealwem three

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But as a railway enthusiast, he'd presumably approve of the Elizabeth Line depot and HS2 construction which currently make the access to the exact Old Oak Common Slow Ways terminus impractical....

Martin McGovern

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Except to say that the works at Ealing Broadway are mostly complete, and the Elizabeth Line is running from there now....

Martin McGovern

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Quiet suburban streets give way to park land through the Bunny Park and then through a golf course to Southall....

Slow Ways Darren

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Great walk through Ealing residential streets and through the Bunny park and golf course. Only disappointing bit was the last km that was along the edge of the Uxbridge road. Would have been better if it had been through southall park for the last bit....

Alison Moore

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Across the busy A4127 to the other half of the golf course, a small passage takes you to the A4020, a short section of busy road which takes you to the Three Horseshoes in Southall....

Strider

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Ealing Road on the approach to Wembley is a lively high street full of South Asian shops, mosques, temples and restaurants full of interest....

Strider

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Old Oak Common is not accessible as a node yet but there are places of interest nearby (Wormwood scrubs Park, East Acton Tube, Hammersmith Hospial and Linford Christie Stadium, so the walk may be worth your while....

Strider

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Only dinged a star because there’s a long middle stretch along a somewhat large and somewhat industrial road that was just slightly less than pleasant to walk along....

mtormey

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Maybe because it was a Sunday morning, but the large road into Southall actually was pretty quiet and very comfortable to walk along with wide pavements separated from traffic....

mtormey

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Southall—Ealing Broadway

hicklingpaul added Soueal three, a new walk from Southall to Ealing Broadway

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Southall—Ealing Broadway

hicklingpaul added Soueal two, a new walk from Southall to Ealing Broadway

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Ealing Broadway—Wembley

Jane Taylor added Ealwem three, a new walk from Ealing Broadway to Wembley

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It's a good direct route between Ealing and Wembley, not a part of London I know well so there were some surprises....

Jane Taylor

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Excellent route, with a good combination of rural and urban walking. Direct, easy to navigate, and plenty of food and drink options at either end of the walk. One slightly dull section of pavement walking along Windmill Lane in the middle, but either side of that a thoroughly enjoyable walk....

jamiekirk

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I'm not sure that the canal section is nice enough to be worth the unpleasant walk through the industrial estate, so a more direct route would probably be better....

jamiekirk

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There's some pavement walking of course, mostly through residential streets, with a short stretch through an industrial estate (watch out for HGV drivers); but as well as Osterley Park and Warren Farm, there's Brent River Park, Elthorne Park and Walpole Park to ensure no shortage of greenery....

Jane Taylor

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The route skirts around the outside of Gunnersbury Park, this is so it can claim to be a 24 hours route, but as the gates were open I walked round on the inside path for a bit of extra greenery....

Jane Taylor

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The crossing of Northfield Avenue as marked isn't possible due to being through a construction site - would also be safer using the crossing slightly further North than marked. Also the final part of the route along Windmill Lane and Uxbridge Road is pretty unpleasant. Might be a nicer slightly less direct route to use....

jamiekirk

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Excellent route - well marked and easy to follow, as well as being a very enjoyable walk. Slightly longer than the alternative Richmond Ealing route, but a much nicer walk with very little road walking....

jamiekirk

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Almost entirely along roads, so not the most scenic walk, but accessible for all and does manage to avoid main roads for the most part....

jamiekirk

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Yes, there's a lot of main road, but the route makes the best of the Ealing Common part, although the route line may be a bit optimistic about finding a good path across the common between the North Circular and Ealing Common station. The real treat for me - and what elevates this route to a 5 star - is the street market at King Street in Acton....

Jane Taylor

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Richmond-upon-Thames—Ealing Broadway

Jane Taylor added Riceal three, a new walk from Richmond-upon-Thames to Ealing Broadway

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Hounslow—Ealing Broadway

Jane Taylor added Houeal two, a new walk from Hounslow to Ealing Broadway

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Riceal Two is an improved version of this route, so if you are reading this wondering which route to pick I am guiding to Riceal Two! This route is well conceived - riverside, parks, canal, extremely enjoyable and reasonably direct-ish - but has some inaccuracy at Boston Manor (pointed out in the first review) and can be improved with less road and more riverside at Isleworth (pointed out in the second review). I also found when I walked it that the safe road crossing at Pitzhanger (near Ealing) was not properly indicated....

Jane Taylor

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Richmond-upon-Thames—Ealing Broadway

Jane Taylor added Riceal two, a new walk from Richmond-upon-Thames to Ealing Broadway

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The route picks out some green highlights of South West London, including the river Thames, the Grand Union canal, and a stack of parks including Syon, Boston Manor, Lammas and Walpole....

Jane Taylor

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We're amazingly fortunate to have such a wealth of green spaces in Ealing and Richmond and this route takes you through six parks and along the River Thames....

Slow Ways Darren

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Scenic walk along the Thames through the edge of the Syon estate and along the Grand union canal. Not wheelchair friendly. Potentially cycle friendly in good weather and with patience in toe paths....

Neil Reynolds

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The route line goes straight across the North Circular from Crossland Avenue to the common - you will be exceptionally lucky if you can do this. The route finishes with a walk through Acton Green Common, and then goes under a railway bridge to Chiswick Common....

Jane Taylor

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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. - Chiswick High Road (twice): in Chiswick, and especially at Kew Bridge. 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....

Jane Taylor

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I had some issues navigating through the market at Acton's King Street, but only because there was a market on....

Derick Rethans

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It's all right along the canal, but the part through the industrial/business estate was unpleasant. It's also not the most direct route....

Derick Rethans

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Ealing Broadway—Old Oak Common

Derick Rethans added Ealold two, a new walk from Ealing Broadway to Old Oak Common

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I walked this as part of my tube walking project, as part of the Central Line walk. It is quite pleasant, although very residential. Easy access and walking on pavement....

Derick Rethans

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The Slow Ways network is future proofed and this Slow Ways node will be ready in 2026....

Slow Ways Cristie

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To avoid the grass, when coming from Richmond, take the footpath directly in front of you once you cross the bridge, and turn left after the parking lot onto the main footpath that takes you past the tennis courts and Manor House, to the pond. You could alternatively, if you like unpaved stretches, take the signposted "nature trail" (if coming from Ealing, you'll find it at the bottom end of the pond you encounter when you first enter the park, which takes you down some earthen steps to a dirt track alongside the creek, and will take you out next to the grass section mentioned above. However there is no signpost if coming from Richmond, follow the angle of river until a side creek turns inland), where this end of the nature trail starts. For the Isleworth section, the Slowways route follows Richmond Road for a section - you can detour off this to follow the riverside path for most this section too, apart from very briefly having the rejoin the road to cross the River Crane....

Canadian in London

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Ealing Broadway

Richard Baker surveyed Ealing Broadway

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I would also suggest that there is an option for the walk (if done from Ealing Broadway to Richmond) that takes you past a range of pubs and cafes at the end of your walk.......

Richard Baker

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There's a slightly industrial section in the middle which is not particularly pleasant, but nothing dangerous or difficult to navigate....

jamiekirk

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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....

jamiekirk

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Ealing Broadway

Bendablob surveyed Ealing Broadway

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Route may look windy but is actually quite straight forward in person....

Bendablob

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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....

Bendablob

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I'm looking forward to walking this route....

SlowDaren

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Ealing Broadway

TLElliottMusic surveyed Ealing Broadway

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Ealing Broadway

pingue11 surveyed Ealing Broadway

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Most of the route is along a reasonably major road, so it's not the most scenic route, but there is wide pavement throughout so no issue with safety. Possibly a nicer route available through some of the back-roads, but this is definitely the most direct route available....

jamiekirk

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Richmond-upon-Thames—Ealing Broadway

Jane Taylor added Riceal one, a new walk from Richmond-upon-Thames to Ealing Broadway

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Ealing Broadway—Acton

Slow Ways added Ealact one, a new walk from Ealing Broadway to Acton

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Ealing Broadway—Chiswick

Slow Ways added Ealchi one, a new walk from Ealing Broadway to Chiswick

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Ealing Broadway—Chiswick

Slow Ways added Ealchi two, a new walk from Ealing Broadway to Chiswick

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Ealing Broadway—Old Oak Common

Slow Ways added Ealold one, a new walk from Ealing Broadway to Old Oak Common

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Southall—Ealing Broadway

Slow Ways added Soueal one, a new walk from Southall to Ealing Broadway

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Ealing Broadway, Sun 21 July

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Ealing Broadway’s Slow Ways starting point

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TQ1790780911

Lat / Lon

51.51483° / -0.30218°

Easting / Northing

517,907E / 180,911N

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