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Harlington

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Slow Ways linking Harlington and Hayes, Hounslow, Iver, Southall, Stanwell Moor

England / Greater London / Harlington

Harlington’s five Slow Ways are 55% checked

Drawn: 5/5
reviewed: 5/5
verified: 2/5
and surveyed: 0/5

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Walk to Harlington from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Harlington—Hayes
Harhay one Review me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent - Descent -
Harlington—Hounslow
Harhou one Review me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 15m Descent 20m
Harlington—Hounslow
Harhou two Survey me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent - Descent -
Harlington—Southall
Harsou one

Double check Distance 7km/5mi Ascent 25m Descent 20m
Harlington—Southall
Harsou two Review me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent - Descent -
Iver—Harlington
Iverhar three Survey me Distance 9km/5mi Ascent - Descent -
Stanwell Moor—Harlington
Stahar one Pioneer me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 27m Descent 33m
Stanwell Moor—Harlington
Stahar two Verify me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent - Descent -

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Collective progress

53% of Harlington’s five route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

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7/8

reviewed

0/8

surveyed

2/8

verified

3 people have contributed to Harlington’s Slow Ways

0 people have pledged to walk and review a route

0 people have surveyed a route in Harlington

47km out of 55km have been walked and reviewed

84km of reviews have been shared in Harlington

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I walked the Harlington to Hounslow route on a mild February....

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Derick Rethans took this photo on Iverhar three

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After going through the little village of Harmondsworth (photo #2), the walk became actually pleasant (photo #3), even though it started through a graveyard. It was a little muddy going around Saxon Lake (photo #4, #6), but it was quiet and green with a white dusting of fallen blossom (photo #5). After leaving the canal, the walk into Iver is again along a main road (photo #14), as bridge across the canal had collapsed a few years ago....

Derick Rethans

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Derick Rethans took this photo on Harhou two

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After crossing the River Crane, the walk finally moved away (photo #5) from a busy road, first along Cranford Park (photo #6, #7) for a little, and then along a lane (with pavement) towards Harlington (photo #8, #9)....

Derick Rethans

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This journey is Harlington to Stanwell Moor, which I walked in two stages. You go through the village of Sipson (222 bus) and at King William pub continue along Harmondsworth Lane to the village of Harmondsworth (U3 and 350 buses). I walked Harmondsworth to Stanwell Moor section on a sunny November day. Accommadation Lane, surprised follow the road and not go through the the park on the right or swan lake by the BA building on the left of the road....

Aamwalk

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Also, Hayes is a cosmopolitan mix of different food places if you are after refreshments as well as being a transport hub with buses and a train station on the Elizabeth line....

Aamwalk

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You then follow the river through woodland, keeping left at each track junction before coming to Cricketfield Road (kissing gate). You then follow the road right (no pavement) until you turn left along Thorney Mill Road (U3 bus nearby) over Fray’s River. I walked around the left hand side of the golf course and followed the white rocks, to the right of the Colne Brook, that take you north through the golf course out to a tarmac lane through a gate (this is different to the route taken by the other reviewer (which is a bit further to the west)....

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Harlington—Southall

Jane Taylor added Harsou two, a new walk from Harlington to Southall

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I didn’t find the A4 section too annoying, the pavements are wide and road crossings safe, providing you follow the route as drawn and cross where indicated....

Jane Taylor

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I feel I may be being a bit harsh with this review, but having walked it I found the route drawing was a bit rough and ready, which meant having reached the Grand Union canal, I had to guess whether to walk along the canal towpath or the road....

Jane Taylor

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Soon I arrived at the entrance to Cranford Park, and a lovely green corridor, grass and woodland, with a good path, leads to an underpass beneath the M4. Then a little church, St Dunstans, by the Cranford Park visitor centre. Eventually the park runs out onto a small fairly quiet road which leads all the way to Harlington....

Jane Taylor

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For a route that wraps around Heathrow it’s surprisingly quiet, taking full advantage of the Colne Valley between Stanwell Moor and Harmondsworth; and sticking with a fairly quiet road between Harmondsworth and Harlington. There is also a very tight access point to the Biodiversity site north of Stanwell Moor. The route goes straight across the site (this is the main difference between this option and Stahar One, as this is where the planes can get rowdy and the route benefits from directness at this point). The only exit point south from the biodiversity site is through an underpass (another spur off the M25), which is almost entirely blocked, with just a tiny space left for access (photo). After that it was straight along the river to Stanwell Moor and the pub at the end point...

Jane Taylor

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Stanwell Moor—Harlington

Jane Taylor added Stahar two, a new walk from Stanwell Moor to Harlington

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Harlington—Hounslow

Jane Taylor added Harhou two, a new walk from Harlington to Hounslow

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Totally recommend - one star off for a couple of unavoidable busy road sections, otherwise everything a Slow Way should be. There’s a short stretch of busy road before plunging back into more green along a golf course. Under the M25 - celebrate leaving London - then up a steep slope to the road, turn left and walk north to Iver. At this point if you want the railway station don’t walk into Iver, turn right and walk south instead....

Jane Taylor

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Iver—Harlington

Jane Taylor added Iverhar three, a new walk from Iver to Harlington

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It’s not only a major road, it’s also under the final Heathrow approach, the planes are loud here. The route doesn’t go into the park, it would be possible to include it a little, which would break up the pavement pounding. I turned right into Park Lane, which later becomes Cranford Lane (another one), and leads all the way to the end point! Park Lane follows the southern boundary of Cranford Park. I did reccy options for using Cranford Park, but I don’t think it’s possible to bypass this part of the route (other than by rerouting alongside the A4). Another thing about this part of the route: there is lots of frustratingly inaccessible green space along Cranford Lane, the skylarks were loving life, and generally I felt the landowner could be a bit more generous about allowing public access to these spaces....

Jane Taylor

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Harlington—Hayes

Tony Parsons added Harhay one, a new walk from Harlington to Hayes

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Harlington—Hounslow

Slow Ways added Harhou one, a new walk from Harlington to Hounslow

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Harlington—Southall

Slow Ways added Harsou one, a new walk from Harlington to Southall

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Stanwell Moor—Harlington

Slow Ways added Stahar one, a new walk from Stanwell Moor to Harlington

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Harlington, Wed 28 February

10°

Light rain

Harlington’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

TQ0869277667

Lat / Lon

51.48752° / -0.43592°

Easting / Northing

508,692E / 177,667N

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