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Long-Distance Walks with Mark Moxon

Capital Ring: Day 8: Osterley Lock to Greenford

The Grand Union Canal
The Grand Union Canal

The most surprising thing about the walks on the western edge of the Capital Ring is how rural they are, despite being right under the main Heathrow flight path and bang in the middle of zone 4. Richmond Park and Syon Park are one thing, but being able to walk for nearly five miles through west London without bumping into anything approaching urban sprawl is no mean feat, and this happy aspect to day 8 is all thanks to the River Brent.

Wharncliffe Viaduct
Wharncliffe Viaduct
St Mary's Church
St Mary's Church