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Sleeping swan

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Osterley Park

Winter Gardens

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Osterley Park

Garden house

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Osterley Park

Inside the Garden house

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Devil among the Taylors

Pre Xbox entertainment at Osterley House

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Greenford to Osterley walk

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Greenford to Osterley walk

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Greenford to Osterley walk

A walk through attractive open spaces in West London, visiting parks, a viaduct, a series of locks and a NT stately home.

History

This is a list of previous times this walk has been done by the club (since Jan 2010). For more recent events (since April 2015), full details are shown.

Date # Post
Sat, 18-Mar-17 16

Saturday Walk – to a grand country estate in west London

Extra Walk 42 – Greenford to Osterley
Length: 12 km (7.5 miles). Toughness: 1/10

Take a Central Line tube (towards West Ruislip) to arrive at Greenford by 10:40 (every 5-10 minutes; it's a 30-minute journey from central London).

There's an alternative route via train but you have to change. You'd need to take the 10:03 Heathrow Connect service from Paddington and change at West Ealing (arr 10:13, dep 10:27), arriving Greenford at 10:39.

Return is by Piccadilly Line tube from Osterley, or local buses if these are more convenient. Greenford and Osterley are both in TfL Zone 4.

Another urban walk for those allergic to mud, but this one's got lots of pleasant green spaces and you can certainly imagine yourself in the countryside when you reach Osterley Park, a grand country estate managed by the National Trust. There's no admission fee for the park or the Stables tearoom; last entry to the House is 4pm if you want to visit.

The suggested lunchtime stop is the Plough in Norwood Green, a Fuller's pub which serves food all day and got a very favourable review from some midweek walkers last year. It's three-quarters of the way through the published walk but bear in mind that there's plenty of scope to extend this short walk by exploring Osterley Park.

You'll need to print the directions from the Greenford to Osterley Walk page. T=swc.42
There were 16 on this walk and it was overcast. During the walk to Osterley Park and even in the park itself you never really felt you had left urban London, which was ironic because Osterley House was the country residence of the Child family. Nobody seemed to mind about low flying aeroplanes or traffic noise however and Osterley House was a delight to behold when we did arrive at Osterley Park. Several of us visited the National Trust house and I for one was impressed with the Robert Adam's interior designs. The absolute highlight for me however were the kitchen and servants quarters. My compassion for the scullery maid (the lowest rank even amongst the servants) was stimulated by learning how she had to scrub all the dishes and floors and in this house she had to also empty all the chamber pots.
Wed, 13-Jan-16 5

Midweek day Walk - Greenford to Osterley

Greenford to Osterley

A walk through attractive open spaces in West London, visiting parks, a viaduct, a series of locks and a National Trust stately home.

Book 3* Walk 42 * online only

Length : 12 km or 7½ miles

Toughness : 1 out of 10

Getting there : Catch the 10:15 am train from London Paddington to Greenford.
Calling Stations

  • Acton Mainline: departs 10:21
  • Ealing Broadway: departs 10:24
  • West Ealing: departs 10:27
  • Drayton Green: departs 10:30

Meeting point : Greenford Station at 10:40 am

Tickets : Buy a travelcard to cover your zone and zone 4

Brief Description

An easy walk in West London, hopefully not so muddy as last weeks romp.
Lunch is at a oldest Fuller's Pub with real ales and (apparently) good food.

Osterley House (later on in the walk) is not open at this time of year, but the gardens and café are.
You may find full details of this walk here

Suggested Lunch stops

The Plough Inn 10 Tentelow Lane, Norwood Green t: 020 8574 7473

Suggested Tea stops

Stables Café at Osterley Park and House (open to 5:00 pm)

Map

A London A-Z map

Return train details

The regular Piccadilly Tube Service from Osterley Park.
Apparently you may alight at Northfields and walk back to Ealing Broadway via Lammas Park and Walpole Park, guided by a London A-Z Map




Intend coming on this interesting walk through west London which should be relatively mud free. Lots of drop off points for local buses and tube stations for anyone with stamina issues.
It was a beautiful easy walk in glorious sunshine with very little mud. Rare birds at the Bunny Park, Brunel's engineering masterpieces at the Viaduct and Three Bridges followed by an inspired Italian chef at the Plough lunchtime stop.

I’m writing a recommendation to Trip Adviser as we were looked after so well by the Landlord Derek O’Brien and his chef Donato. Even the kitchen porter is Italian and produced a masterpiece of Sea Bass in spicy grilled vegetables. Only 5 on the walk but a fab relaxing day.

5 glorious sun
Mon, 25-May-15

Bank Holiday Monday Walk (train-free)

Extra Walk 42 – Greenford to Osterley
Length: 12 km (7.5 miles). Toughness: 1/10

Take a Central Line tube which will arrive at Greenford by 10:40. On the West Ruislip line these run every 5-10 minutes and take about 30 minutes from central London (Oxford Circus).

Return is by Piccadilly Line tube from Osterley, or local buses if these are more convenient. Greenford and Osterley are both in TfL Zone 4.

In view of the threatened rail strike I'll post this outer London walk which should be feasible for anyone on the tube network. TfL have confirmed that these two lines will be running as normal. [If the strike is called off a longer country walk will be posted as well.]

While not exactly a country walk, this one goes through pleasant green spaces and passes some interesting features, not least an unusual triple bridge for road, rail and canal. It finishes in Osterley Park where National Trust members might be able to visit Osterley House, although their web site says that most of the house is only open for guided tours on Mondays.

The suggested lunchtime stop is the Plough in Norwood Green. This is quite close to the end of the walk so you could simply carry on to Osterley Park; there's no charge to visit the NT's Stables Café.

You'll need to print the directions from the Extra Walk 42 page. These haven't been updated recently so it's worth noting some helpful clarifications on the walk's Comments page.
Although the train strike has been suspended I'll leave this walk as an option for people who want a short day out with an early finish.

Unless there's a further twist in the RMT action note that you've now got the option of travelling out on the 10:15 Greenford train from Paddington (Ealing Broadway 10:24), arriving at 10:39.
Two of us made this walk. Enjoyable suburban stroll. Too much chatting meant that we got lost twice and ended up walking along the canal to Brentford instead of heading for Osterley.
Sun, 15-Dec-13 0 Greenford to Osterley
Wed, 17-Oct-12 Greenford to Osterley
Sun, 12-Feb-12 Greenford to Osterley
Sun, 06-Dec-09 Greenford to Osterley
Wed, 04-Nov-09 Greenford to Osterley
Sat, 13-Dec-08 Greenford to Osterley
Wed, 15-Oct-08 Greenford to Osterley
Mon, 05-May-08 Greenford to Osterley