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Slow Ways linking Wembley and Brent Cross, Ealing Broadway, Harrow, Kilburn, Kingsbury, Northolt, Old Oak Common, Southall

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Wembley’s eight Slow Ways are 91% checked

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

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Slow Way Route To do
Ealing Broadway—Wembley
Ealwem three Enjoy me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 77m Descent 71m
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
Northolt—Wembley
Norwem one Enjoy me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 53m Descent 52m
Southall—Wembley
Souwem one Enjoy me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 45m Descent 53m
Wembley—Brent Cross
Wembre one Enjoy me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 108m Descent 99m
Wembley—Kilburn
Wemkil one

Review me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 56m Descent 61m
Wembley—Kilburn
Wemkil two Survey me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent 71m Descent 74m
Wembley—Kilburn
Wemkil three Verify me Distance 10km/7mi Ascent - Descent -
Wembley—Kingsbury
Wemkin one Verify me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 53m Descent 48m
Wembley—Kingsbury
Wemkin two Survey me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent - Descent -
Wembley—Old Oak Common
Wemold one

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

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Collective progress

83% of Wembley’s eight route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

12/12

drawn

12/12

reviewed

8/12

surveyed

8/12

verified

15 people have contributed to Wembley’s Slow Ways

2 people have pledged to walk and review a route

11 people have surveyed a route in Wembley

88km out of 88km have been walked and reviewed

262km of reviews have been shared in Wembley

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Maybe if you walked it at a quieter time of day (it was 6.30 pm) it would be less hazardous but the route is very desirable for commuters on bikes and there were a lot of them speeding along (many electric) so we couldn’t relax until we were off the canal and back on the roads....

Louise070

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I did this as part of a circular route from Kingsbury via Brent Cross, Kilburn and Wembley, returning to Kingsbury....

John Scott

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A fascinating insight into old and new Kilburn and Queens Park before getting on the canal which is always a pleasure....

John Scott

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Derick Rethans took this photo on Norwem one

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After another parade of shops on Whitten Avenue West, you walk up onto a bridge to cross the tube, where there was quite a fair view (photo #5), before going past Sudbury Town tube station (photo #6) to continue along Harrow Road, and along Barham Park (photo #7) to end up at the busy Wembley Central station....

Derick Rethans

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I would also plan to complete this route during daylight as a large section of the walk is unlit. The route has nice views and takes you away from the busy streets of the places it connects....

James

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Derick Rethans took this photo on Souwem one

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Perhaps it wasn't the wisest day to go out for a walk, with drizzle forecasted for most of the day, with only a sliver of hope for a bit of sunshine in the afternoon. As there were National Rail strikes going on, I decided to walk something in London, and opted for routes that I had never done, but were close to being verified. After crossing the A40 at Perivale the walk became a lot nicer with at least some greenery on the left, before crossing Perivale Park with its golf course....

Derick Rethans

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After the Wembley/Sudbury section, most of the route is through suburban streets, though there's one short section of greenery through Horsenden Hill. The route is predominantly through housing built in the inter-war period, during the large-scale expansion of London suburbs. These are punctuated occasionally by the appearance of small parades of shops, like the one in the picture in Sudbury....

Martin McGovern

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Martin McGovern took this photo on Norwem one

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Southall—Wembley

Slow Ways Darren pledged to walk Souwem one

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While there are minor inclines throughout the route, the steepest point is the pedestrian crossing over the A406 close to Brent Cross station. - The entrance to Brent Cross station the route suggests is closed after 8 pm and all day on Sunday, therefore I had to take a slightly longer route to the main entrance....

Tom

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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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Next follows a perfectly good though slightly uninteresting stretch of residential street walking. I'm almost certain that someone could devise a similar route that used generally the same approach but slightly different streets; overall, though, I think this is a perfectly good Slow Ways route, if you're (like me) a little uninterested in following the Grand Union Canal the whole way!...

mtormey

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Martin McGovern surveyed Ealwem three

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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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Quite a clear route following the road down suburban streets to walk up to the High Street. Recommend this route....

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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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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WHen you set off, the arch of Wembley station is quite visible, although it is obstructed by new high rises for quite a bit now too sadly....

Derick Rethans

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Derick Rethans took this photo on Wemkil two

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After walking through quiet Southall residential streets you cross a golf course between two ponds which was very wet after recent rain. Like Jamiekirk, the previous reviewer, I would take this road all the way to Wembley as it is a lively street with lots of interest, but the route as (poorly) shown takes you through quieter suburban streets and up a flight of steps to Wembley Central Station....

Strider

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There's several ways to connect Wembley with Kilburn - this one has some strong points in the way it connects a number of North West London centres like a string of pearls along the way: Queens Park, Willesden Junction, Harlesden, Brent ......

Jane Taylor

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Jane Taylor took this photo on Wemkil two

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However the exception is Fryent Country Park, a large open space with woodland and open grassland, on a hill near Kingsbury. Some of the paths in Fryent Park were slippery and muddy, and because it's routed along the bottom of the hill parallel to the railway the route was very soggy....

Jane Taylor

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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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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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From the canal it then goes through the residential Alperton and up to Wembley where the route finishes....

Derick Rethans

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Derick Rethans took this photo on Wemkil three

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Wembley's arch is never far away though as you come out of the park and walk through Preston Road and into the Fryent Country Park, where the route follows the Capital Ring for a bit....

Derick Rethans

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Derick Rethans took this photo on Wemkin two

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Wembley—Kingsbury

Derick Rethans added Wemkin two, a new walk from Wembley to Kingsbury

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Wembley—Kilburn

Derick Rethans added Wemkil three, a new walk from Wembley to Kilburn

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Some walking along very busy roads (A5 in Kilburn, central Harlesden, crossing the A406 on a footbridge), and a few busy 'town centres' with lots of people (not good if walking with dog(s) or pushchairs etc)....

RKB

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Wembley—Kilburn

mtormey added Wemkil two, a new walk from Wembley to Kilburn

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I walked this route from Wembley to Brent Cross. - the side entrance to the Brent cross station that this route has you take wasn’t open when I walked the route on a Sunday, but you can get to the station from Highfield Avenue no problem...

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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There is a short section alongside Horsenden Hill and I was tempted to take a detour through the woods....

Strider

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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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Strider surveyed Wemkil one

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The Grand Union canal, 60% of this walk, is lovely with birds and boats to see. Then a short residential street walk to Wembley....

Strider

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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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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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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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Then there's the Welsh Harp Reservoir Nature reserve with plenty of wild life also, take binoculars if you have them, take a picnic. I took the quiet route as mapped behind the stadium, but you can also go the other way past shops and cafes....

Strider

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Wembley Central, Preston Road, and Kingsbury Highstreets, busy bustling places with independent shops plenty of snacking opportunities....

Strider

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Most notably there is a point early on where the path turns left on Longford Avenue before turning right to get to Dormer's Wells Lane....

jamiekirk

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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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danravenellison surveyed Souwem one

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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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Harrow—Wembley

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

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Northolt—Wembley

Slow Ways added Norwem one, a new walk from Northolt to Wembley

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Southall—Wembley

Slow Ways added Souwem one, a new walk from Southall to Wembley

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Wembley—Brent Cross

Slow Ways added Wembre one, a new walk from Wembley to Brent Cross

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Wembley—Kilburn

Slow Ways added Wemkil one, a new walk from Wembley to Kilburn

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Wembley—Kingsbury

Slow Ways added Wemkin one, a new walk from Wembley to Kingsbury

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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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Wembley, Thu 25 July

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Wembley’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

TQ1819185092

Lat / Lon

51.55235° / -0.29668°

Easting / Northing

518,191E / 185,092N

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