Tag Archives: Grand Union Canal

lovelondonscenes 169 – Return to the Canal

I walked along the Grand Union Canal for the first time since lockdown today. It’s not that far away, but I have diligently been doing circuits of the local park, listening to podcasts, over the past nine weeks. I was … Continue reading

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lovelondonscenes 168 – Sunshine on the Canal – or is it the River?

A familiar scene, the Grand Union Canal – and the River Brent. The two become one on this lower stretch, which leads at Brentford into the Thames. After two days of incessant rain and most of the news being about … Continue reading

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lovelondonscenes 166 – Autumn Colours, West London

Three Sundays ago the weather was good and I needed a walk. I kept it local, but managed ten miles on the way. Through Gunnersbury Park (much of which is fenced off at the moment) down to Kew Bridge; upstream … Continue reading

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lovelondonscenes 129 – Rattus Brentfordicus

Down by the canal…

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lovelondonscenes – 62

Family outing on the Grand Union Canal. Brentford way, last weekend. I missed the perfect shot, when the family were gliding along in single file, adults at front and back. But as soon as I stopped and fumbled for the … Continue reading

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Hidden London – the Grand Union Canal by Ladbroke Grove

It was a lovely, but cold, day in London today. The sun was shining and there was very little wind.  Perfect for a good long cycle. I started with an old favourite, the Thames towpath down to Hammersmith Bridge. Then, … Continue reading

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The snowy canal

We had one of our rare snowfalls in London overnight.  Cue traffic chaos, cries of “where’s the grit?” and a general lapse into childhood.  A good thing, the latter: see the smiles on the faces of people of all ages … Continue reading

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