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Old Oak Common

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Slow Ways linking Old Oak Common and Acton, Ealing Broadway, Kilburn, Shepherds Bush, Wembley, Westbourne Park

England / Greater London / Old Oak Common

Old Oak Common’s six Slow Ways are 67% checked

Drawn: 6/6
reviewed: 6/6
verified: 5/6
and surveyed: 4/6

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Walk to Old Oak Common from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Acton—Old Oak Common
Actold one

Enjoy me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent 27m Descent 35m
Ealing Broadway—Old Oak Common
Ealold one

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

Verify me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent - Descent -
Old Oak Common—Kilburn
Oldkil one

Enjoy me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 25m Descent 17m
Old Oak Common—Shepherds Bush
Oldshe one

Survey me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 32m Descent 13m
Old Oak Common—Westbourne Park
Oldwes one

Enjoy me Distance 4km/2mi Ascent 13m Descent 14m
Wembley—Old Oak Common
Wemold one

Enjoy me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 50m Descent 36m

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Collective progress

89% of Old Oak Common’s six route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

7/7

drawn

7/7

reviewed

6/7

surveyed

5/7

verified

10 people have contributed to Old Oak Common’s Slow Ways

0 people have pledged to walk and review a route

6 people have surveyed a route in Old Oak Common

33km out of 33km have been walked and reviewed

131km of reviews have been shared in Old Oak Common

Latest Updates

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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Of course the OOC end isn’t finished yet - the route finishes/connects up with other Slow Ways at or around where the canal towpath reaches the A4000....

Jane Taylor

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Step free access to the canal is possible at Westbourne Park, which then makes the whole route step free....

Jane Taylor

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From Shepherds Bush to Old Oak Common, first pass Shepherds Bush market; then go by the back of the old BBC studios at Wood Lane, through a lovely Japanese influenced park. If you are going on towards Wembley the Slow Ways route to Wembley picks up seamlessly from this one on Old Oak Common Lane....

Jane Taylor

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Take note of Cristie’s first comment/review - there’s no access to the Old Oak Common meeting point at present, but I think the route should stand as it is for the time being despite its obvious limitations....

Jane Taylor

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Martin McGovern surveyed Actold one

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Short, functional route mostly through suburban streets, with the final section in the run-in to Old Oak Common itself having major construction (for the Elizabeth Line depot, and HS2). Another reviewer has noted, but it bears repeating, that this node will become accessible again once the works are complete. And in the meantime, its a small treat for those (like me) who like their engineering....

Martin McGovern

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Martin McGovern took this photo on Actold one

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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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Quite straight forward down to Wormwood Scrubs, which was a welcome piece of green down to the prison and to the hospital. A bit confused with the path and ended up going over steep steps down to a fairly straight road to Shepherds Bush. Lots of places for refreshment....

Lizbiz70

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The steps adjacent to the tube station were quite steep and then I struggled to find the cut through path....

Lizbiz70

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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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There are steps close to Wembley station that can be walked around, the suburban streets to the Grand Union Canal....

Strider

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It is a good route, however, and you can continue along the canal to various places (Wemkil uses to same path for example) and it passes close by to other stations....

Strider

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An odd one to review as you cannot access Old Oak Common node, yet, and I started by the canal (having just walked Oldkil)....

Strider

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This route has two halves: one is from Kilburn to the canal, and then the second is along the canal. On the Kilburn half, the route mainly sticks to quiet residential areas, and I just loved the architecture of the buildings....

mtormey

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I was continuing on from Westbourne Park to Wembley, so I just stayed on the Grand Union Canal and didn’t bother trying to get off it....

mtormey

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Following the paved Grand Union Canal towpath makes navigation incredibly simple, and there were lots of interesting details to keep the walk engaging, like a cool bridge, or industrial activity as the city gradually changed, or a lovely canal-side restaurant....

mtormey

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Quick and direct route - nearly all through residential areas, so not especially interesting, but safe and accessible. Old Oak Common is just a building site currently, so harder to judge the final section....

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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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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I would probably also walk along Brondesbury Villas instead of Brondesbury Road, but that's just a small nit....

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

Slow Ways Cristie

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

Slow Ways Cristie

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

Slow Ways Cristie

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This is a route that minimises contact with busy roads. Assuming there is no ramp nearby, the route will need to be modified for wheelchair users....

JamesMisra

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Acton—Old Oak Common

Slow Ways added Actold one, a new walk from Acton to Old Oak Common

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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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Old Oak Common—Kilburn

Slow Ways added Oldkil one, a new walk from Old Oak Common to Kilburn

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Old Oak Common—Shepherds Bush

Slow Ways added Oldshe one, a new walk from Old Oak Common to Shepherds Bush

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Old Oak Common—Westbourne Park

Slow Ways added Oldwes one, a new walk from Old Oak Common to Westbourne Park

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Wembley—Old Oak Common

Slow Ways added Wemold one, a new walk from Wembley to Old Oak Common

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Old Oak Common, Sat 24 February

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Old Oak Common’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

TQ2171282184

Lat / Lon

51.52546° / -0.24693°

Easting / Northing

521,712E / 182,184N

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