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Hayes Towpath

Bulls Bridge to Yeading Lane 3 miles, 2 to 2.5 hours.

  • The walk starts at Bulls Bridge, from there, turn left onto the towpath alongside the Paddington branch of the Grand Union Canal.
  • After 380 metres, pass under the Railway Bridge, keep a look out for any herons, kingfishers and ducks.
  • Pass under Uxbridge Road and go under the bridge.
  • Keep on the towpath to Spikes Bridge.
  • Follow the tarmac footpath between the sloe bushes, (the black fruits of which are used to make 'Sloe Gin') and then leave it to enter the open space.
  • Cross the grassed area, keeping allotment gardens on the south side, then follow the sports field edge, with a hedge and fence to the north.
  • This is Brookside Open Space and there is a car park at the pavilion.
  • About 700 metres on, is a tarmac path, leading south across the sports field to Brookside Road, which leads to Uxbridge Road.
  • Join the path to pass under the Hayes By-Pass, then leave this path to cross an area of open grassland, bearing south-west to the bank of Yeading Brook (bordered by trees and shrubs).
  • Continue along the north bank of the Brook across the adjacent open space to Yeading Lane.
  • The nearby Industry Public House, which dates from the mid-19th century was opened to satisfy the demand of workers from the Yeading brickworks, which was the site of a thriving industry then. Refreshments are available.

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