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Hayes

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Slow Ways linking Hayes and Harlington, Iver, Southall, Uxbridge

England / Greater London / Hayes

Hayes’s four Slow Ways are 88% checked

Drawn: 4/4
reviewed: 4/4
verified: 3/4
and surveyed: 3/4

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Walk to Hayes from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Harlington—Hayes
Harhay one Review me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent - Descent -
Hayes—Southall
Haysou one Enjoy me Distance 4km/3mi Ascent - Descent -
Iver—Hayes
Ivehay one

Double check Distance 7km/5mi Ascent 15m Descent 19m
Iver—Hayes
Ivehay two

Double check Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 22m Descent 26m
Iver—Hayes
Ivehay three Enjoy me Distance 7km/5mi Ascent - Descent -
Uxbridge—Hayes
Uxbhay one

Review me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 42m Descent 49m
Uxbridge—Hayes
Uxbhay two Enjoy me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent - Descent -

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Collective progress

71% of Hayes’s four route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

7/7

drawn

7/7

reviewed

3/7

surveyed

3/7

verified

8 people have contributed to Hayes’s Slow Ways

0 people have pledged to walk and review a route

3 people have surveyed a route in Hayes

45km out of 45km have been walked and reviewed

117km of reviews have been shared in Hayes

Latest Updates

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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The slough spur of the grand union canel is much more rural than the main canel and is an interesting contrast. Various bits of interesting canel industrial heritage along the way....

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Later at the other issues, when you get to the large roundabout as the West Drayton road joins the stockley road go into the new park entrance on the corner. I like stockley park, you can either walk around the edge of the park (around the golf course) or follow the path through the middle....

Aamwalk

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Strider surveyed Ivehay three

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More steps to a bridge leading to a short road section before a shady path between woods and lakes with barriers for wheeled transport....

Strider

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Strider surveyed Uxbhay two

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Strider surveyed Haysou one

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From the Three Horseshoes there is a busy bustling High Street with bright shops....

Strider

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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....

Strider

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Variety of smooth canal two paths and the wide pavements of Southall Broadway and Hayes. We walked it in reverse and it was still easy to follow. It was quite quiet along the canal, only met a handful of people - all of who said hello!...

Slow Ways Darren

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Slow Ways Darren took this photo on Haysou one

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A really pleasant combination of the Slough Arm of the Grand Union Canal and the Grand Union itself linked up by the Colne Valley Trail....

Slow Ways Darren

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Slow Ways Darren took this photo on Ivehay three

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The slow way doesn’t stop at the station in Iver so after exploring Iver and the beautiful church we had to walk a little further out of the town to get to the station....

Alison Moore

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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....

Jane Taylor

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Jane Taylor took this photo on Uxbhay two

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A very practical straight forward walk between Hayes & Southall via the Grand Union Canal. Southall end is via high street which can be busy otherwise a quiet canal side walk. Paths are good and clear of major puddles and mud (our trial of this Slow Way was after a period of heavy rain)....

Philipj8

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Iver—Hayes

mtormey added Ivehay three, a new walk from Iver to Hayes

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The road through Southall is fairly big but the walking environment is pleasant, then most of the rest of the route follows canal towpaths....

mtormey

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I haven’t walked this route, but the crossing of the canal just near Iver is inaccurate, and this route is therefore impassable. I’ve uploaded an alternative for Iver two (called Iver three)....

mtormey

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It’s a good route, but the last bit from the canal to Iver isn’t accurate or passable. I’ve uploaded a new route option that addresses this....

mtormey

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The canal walking is great, but there’s also some really fine woodland walking and you even go over a canal aqueduct, which is pretty cool!...

mtormey

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This route mainly follows the Grand Union canal and there’s only one main turn to make at the canal junction which makes it very easy to follow. Good paths, nearly all paved, generally flat and no gates. Also note there is no lighting along the way....

miketalbot

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miketalbot took this photo on Haysou one

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Hayes

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Uxbridge—Hayes

miketalbot added Uxbhay two, a new walk from Uxbridge to Hayes

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1: route goes through a gate into the grounds of Brunel University and this gate is only open 7am - 7pm weekedays, closed at weekends. 2: approaching Stockley Park business park on the A408, this route indicates a left turn but this seems to be through a very narrow gate, seriously overgrown and not passable safely....

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miketalbot took this photo on Uxbhay one

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Easy to follow along the canal towpath...

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Iver—Hayes

Pubwalker added Ivehay two, a new walk from Iver to Hayes

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Iver—Hayes

Martin Hibbert added Ivehay one, a new walk from Iver to Hayes

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Harlington—Hayes

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

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Hayes—Southall

Tony Parsons added Haysou one, a new walk from Hayes to Southall

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Uxbridge—Hayes

Slow Ways added Uxbhay one, a new walk from Uxbridge to Hayes

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Hayes, Wed 24 April

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Hayes’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

TQ0985779860

Lat / Lon

51.50700° / -0.41847°

Easting / Northing

509,857E / 179,860N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Hayes's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

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