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11. Hanwell to Greenford

p175  Getting Started
The stile referred to in the text has apparently now gone.

p.175 From Hanwell to Greenford Bridge
The configuration of paths seems to have changed somewhat since publication. Des de Moor, who has recently walked the route, suggests the following as an improved description from Bullet point 5:
  •  Cross the bridge and turn immediately right alongside the river bank on a well-defined sandy track which soon drifts away from the riverside and through trees.
  • At the next path junction, follow the main sandy track left then right, passing the golf course.
  • After passing through a patch of woodland, branch right to reach a footbridge.
  • Cross it and turn immediately left along the broad sandy path again. This soon climbs slightly to follow a line of trees on a low ridge parallel to the river.
  • Continue on the path which eventually descends to run between the river and a sports pitch, to reach the road beside Greenford Bridge.
Entrance to the Hanwell Zoo is no longer free

Also, and perhaps rather inevitably in the current climate, Hanwell Zoo now charges admission.