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West Drayton to Slough linear (Grand Union Canal walk)
25 November, 2021 @ 11:16 am - 4:30 pm
Ramble: 3405. Meet: West Drayton station UB7 9DY 11.16. Distance: 7 miles. Lunch: The Swan, 2 High Street, Iver, SL0 9NG (GR TQ039 812) 12.30. Travel: Paddington 10.56 (allow time to walk to one of the distant platforms). Return from Slough. Within Freedom Pass boundary. Slough, TfL trains only – minutes past hour 15, 26, 45, 56. (GWR (fast trains) require a ticket to West Drayton.) Leader: Peter C on the day 07528 716 569. A walk that lacks the challenges that some of us look forward to as it is completely flat – not even a lock gate. For the most part we walk the Slough arm of the Grand Union Canal. The tow path is either tarmacadam or stony but there may be puddles if recent rain. We walk 2.2 miles to The Swan and then 4.8 miles to Slough station. To complete the walk before dusk we must leave The Swan by 14.00. Drop out points at Iver and Langley for train service. If weather is uncertain, we will make it a circular walk back to West Drayton from The Swan (approx. 3 miles).