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Harrow

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Slow Ways linking Harrow and Bushey, Edgware, Kingsbury, Northolt, Northwood, South Harefield, Uxbridge, Wembley

England / Greater London / Harrow

Harrow’s eight Slow Ways are 78% checked

Drawn: 8/8
reviewed: 8/8
verified: 5/8
and surveyed: 4/8

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Walk to Harrow from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Bushey—Harrow
Bushar one

Double check Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 125m Descent 151m
Bushey—Harrow
Bushar two Enjoy me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 127m Descent 154m
Harrow—Edgware
Haredg one Verify me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 48m Descent 41m
Harrow—Kingsbury
Harkin one Verify me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 59m Descent 37m
Harrow—Kingsbury
Harkin two Review me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 37m Descent 14m
Harrow—Wembley
Harwem one

Verify me Distance 6km/3mi Ascent 30m Descent 57m
Harrow—Wembley
Harwem two Survey me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 70m Descent 99m
Northwood—Harrow
Norhar one Enjoy me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 79m Descent 69m
Northolt—Harrow
Northar one Enjoy me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 90m Descent 61m
South Harefield—Harrow
Souhar one Enjoy me Distance 12km/8mi Ascent 105m Descent 86m
Uxbridge—Harrow
Uxbhar one

Double check Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 103m Descent 129m
Uxbridge—Harrow
Uxbhar two Verify me Distance 14km/9mi Ascent 116m Descent 143m
Uxbridge—Harrow
Uxbhar three Review me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent - Descent -

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Collective progress

79% of Harrow’s eight route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

13/13

drawn

13/13

reviewed

10/13

surveyed

5/13

verified

10 people have contributed to Harrow’s Slow Ways

4 people have pledged to walk and review a route

11 people have surveyed a route in Harrow

118km out of 118km have been walked and reviewed

250km of reviews have been shared in Harrow

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John Marsh took this photo on Bushar two

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I would note that whilst I and other locals have been using this route between Mutton Woods and the Woodland Trust Merry Hill Fields for over 20 years it is not actually designated as a footpath.... Once you get to the point where you can see a field ahead and to the west the Slow Way follows an informal path continuing through a narrow strip of woods and a small 'ravine' (mentioned by others) needs to be crossed and then later a shallow (just about jumpable) perennial stream - although both of these can be avoided by going into the field to the west and following an informal footpath which eventually joins a designated footpath which you can follow eastwards into Merry Hill Fields. Photos 1 - Suburban Harrow; 2 steps in Grim's Dyke Woods; 3 Steepish section entering the woods; 4 'Ravine'; 5 'jumpable shallow stream'; 6,7,8 Merry Hill Fields...

John Marsh

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A mix of roads (mostly suburban, the road into S. Harefield at the end is the only hard core one), woods and parks. It’s easy to get lost in the woods, so make sure you are equipped to get back on track with gpx and battery; or map and compass....

Jane Taylor

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I walked and reviewed Uxbhar Two and at the time thought there could be an alternative which skips the pull up Harrow hill, and goes directly to Harrow from Rayners Lane. I also enjoyed ice cream at the cafe at West Harrow rec, this is definitely a bonus that Uxbhar Two doesn’t deliver!...

Jane Taylor

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Uxbridge—Harrow

Jane Taylor added Uxbhar three, a new walk from Uxbridge to Harrow

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Jane Taylor took this photo on Uxbhar two

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There’s a short break at Ruislip Gardens (Central line tube); at Rayners Lane the path leaves the Yeading and goes through residential streets. The path was a bit informal through long grass, followed by a steep shady final climb....

Jane Taylor

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Northwood—Harrow

Kevin Wooldridge pledged to walk Norhar one

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Bushey—Harrow

Kevin Wooldridge pledged to walk Bushar two

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Uxbridge—Harrow

Kevin Wooldridge pledged to walk Uxbhar two

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I hadn't realised from the map that the route went under the roundabout near the start in Harrow but was glad to be able to avoid the busy roads there!...

lwatson

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Derick Rethans took this photo on Northar one

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After having left Harrow-on-the-Hill, the route then proceeds along the busy Northolt road for a bit, which it turns away from just before South Harrow station. You cross the rail way and the Harrow sidings, and the rest of the route is along the busy-ish Mandeville Road (photo #3) to end up at the finish at Northolt tube station....

Derick Rethans

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Derick Rethans took this photo on Bushar two

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The *actual* path was a fast flowing stream, so I wandered along the other side of the hitch up the hill, where then cows blocked my path and I had to divert and jump a fence (sorry) to join the route just before it crosses Merry Hill Lane. The route (at least with the OpenStreetMap background) shows to cross the stream on the North West corner of the golf course with a ford. After the view point there was a minimally muddy path which ended up at Uxbridge Road, which was a little tricky to cross due to a lot of traffic, and no official crossing point....

Derick Rethans

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After crossing the West Coast Main Line, and going under the Chiltern Line at Northwick Park, the route goes along the sides of a hospital, with lots of street works currently. After crossing Watford Road, the route continues along Harrow School's playing grounds, with a steepish path up towards Harrow....

Derick Rethans

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Derick Rethans took this photo on Harkin one

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Harrow

GT surveyed Harrow

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There's so much going on in just the last bit of the walk, with great parks, great historic buildings of the Harrow School, great climbs and great views....

mtormey

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It's an okay route, which I walked from Edgware to Harrow....

Derick Rethans

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Derick Rethans took this photo on Haredg one

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Slow Ways surveyed Uxbhar one

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After descending from the hill and going through the playing fields the route becomes urban, with nearly solely pavement walking....

Derick Rethans

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Derick Rethans took this photo on Harwem two

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My favourite part was the quaint town of Pinner, and my least favourite the end underneath the roundabout at Harlow. I guess it gets the job done....

Derick Rethans

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Derick Rethans took this photo on Norhar one

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I enjoyed this route- particularly the climb up to Harrow on the Hill....

Naami

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Strider surveyed Uxbhar two

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Strider surveyed Uxbhar two

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Uxbridge—Harrow

Strider added Uxbhar two, a new walk from Uxbridge to Harrow

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More importantly I don't think the MOD would approve of people wandering along the runways of RAF Northolt! I've created Uxbhar Two as a viable alternative....

Strider

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There is a short section of suburban road walking from Uxbridge Town center. Steep (34%) hill up to St Mary's then an equally steep hill down towards Harrow Town Centre, some great panoramic views....

Strider

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After a short bit of road it is woods for a while, round Bayhurst woods, keeping the fields in view to one side, the Ruislip Woods with beech, oak and old coppiced hornbeam....

Strider

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Strider surveyed Northar one

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After leaving Harrow town center there is a steep (28%) climb through a park to St Mary's Church whose spire is synonymous with Harrow-on-the -Hill....

Strider

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I got back on track eventually by dropping onto the 'Old Redding' road for 100 metres (plentiful fast traffic, but there is a verge), then turning off again up Ass House Lane, which leads to a golf course (photo) and - hooray - the London Loop signs miraculously reappear! A brief celebration - the route officially leaves London and enters Hertfordshire while crossing the golf course. Almost immediately, as if to underline its new status as a rural Slow Way, comes the second tricky bit - the path that links the golf course to Merry Hill. Merry Hill is so well named, acres of grasses and trees and scrub which has so far survived being turned into a golf course....

Jane Taylor

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Harrow—Wembley

Jane Taylor added Harwem two, a new walk from Harrow to Wembley

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Leaving Wembley follow residential streets passing North Wembley and South Kenton stations....

Jane Taylor

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Jane Taylor took this photo on Harwem two

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I agree with Jeff (first reviewer) that it may be better to follow the Capital Ring Link and Capital Ring between Harrow and South Kenton station. I'm planning to go back and check this route idea and will put up an improved Harwem in the next few weeks....

Jane Taylor

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Old Pinner village, Victorian town houses, 30's metro, 50's boxes, 70's low-rise blocks, to modern....

Strider

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Strider surveyed Harwem one

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I walked from the bustling Wembley Central high-street to Harrow shopping centers with tree lined streets, Northwick Park, and Harrow School grounds on the way. Quite a pleasant walk , generally on good paths with the exception of a steep water worn track close to Harrow (soon to be repaired - Oct 21)....

Strider

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Strider surveyed Bushar two

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It looks a well used entrance to the Merry Hill area, but the fence has clearly been repaired before and may well be repaired again. It is an unreliable and possibly illegal way. An alternative is to continue along the road another kilometer to the proper gate to the area, and rejoin the route there....

Strider

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Bushey—Harrow

Strider added Bushar two, a new walk from Bushey to Harrow

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There are the usual suburban streets close to Harrow town center but once beyond this it is a beautiful and varied hike....

Strider

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Easy going apart from one 200m dilapidated steep path that is likely to be repaired soon. A pleasant walk but with not much to recommend it....

Strider

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This is walking along the A4006 Kenton Road from/to Harrow to Kingsbury....

Strider

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Strider surveyed Haredg one

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The 6.5km route takes quiet back roads with traffic calming features, dropped curbs and road crossings....

Strider

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Quite muddy in parts and not suitable for road bikes or mobility, most walkers will enjoy this one, but be sure to bring your boots!...

seand

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There is one error in the route in that it is not possible to join the Capital Ring at the SW corner of Northwick Park Hospital from the path shown....

Jeff1403

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Bushey—Harrow

Slow Ways added Bushar one, a new walk from Bushey to Harrow

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Harrow—Edgware

Slow Ways added Haredg one, a new walk from Harrow to Edgware

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Harrow—Kingsbury

Slow Ways added Harkin one, a new walk from Harrow to Kingsbury

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Harrow—Kingsbury

Slow Ways added Harkin two, a new walk from Harrow to Kingsbury

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Harrow—Wembley

Slow Ways added Harwem one, a new walk from Harrow to Wembley

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Northwood—Harrow

Slow Ways added Norhar one, a new walk from Northwood to Harrow

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Northolt—Harrow

Slow Ways added Northar one, a new walk from Northolt to Harrow

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South Harefield—Harrow

Slow Ways added Souhar one, a new walk from South Harefield to Harrow

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Uxbridge—Harrow

Slow Ways added Uxbhar one, a new walk from Uxbridge to Harrow

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Jane Taylor took this photo on Bushar two

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Harrow, Sat 22 June

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Harrow’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

TQ1534688092

Lat / Lon

51.57990° / -0.33672°

Easting / Northing

515,346E / 188,092N

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Facilities

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Supermarket or convenience shop

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