On Sunday 20 May 2007 I, Tony Finnegan, led the following walk from Boston Manor to South Kenton:


Sunday May 20th 2007(Landranger Map 176)                      Leader: Tony Finnegan


MEET             : Boston Manor Underground Station at 1015 for 1030 am start

                          (Allow 35 minutes from Central London on Piccadilly Line)

LUNCH           : The Packhorse, Greenford (good food)

TEA                : ‘The Windermere’ by Kenton South station

DISTANCE     : 13 generally easy miles but with a few hills in the afternoon,

                          returning from Kenton South.  A surprisingly rural walk entirely

                          within 10 miles of Central London.

FARE              : Travel Card to Include Zone 4 as the walk begins and ends in Zone 4.


I was delighted to see a good number of ramblers at Boston Manor and the number included some new ramblers including Henrietta who joined the club that day later led several walks of her own and served some years on the club committee.


No photographs were taken on this occasion but later, at Easter 2018 I did the first haof of the walk privately and took some photographs shown below.

After a short spell on the Grand Canal,we came to the impressive "Flight of six locks, created in 1794 which raise the canal 53 feet in 600 yards. We left the Grand Canal here and followed the Brent River over which this viaduct carries the Great Western Railway.

The viaduct was the creation of Isambard Kingdom Brunnel but it was named not after him but after Lord Wharncliffe who steered the GWR bill through the House of Lords and whose coat of arms (above) adorns the centre of the viaduct.

The path then takes a winding course following the river Brant and we saw th spire of St Mary's Church from different angles. The Church was built in 1841 and was one of the earlier creations of the eminent architect George Gilbert Scott.

In the shadow of the Church is a children's playground with a city farm in which we saw these massive black pigs. Below are is a picturesque wooden monument and a maze. Here too there are welcome toilets.

The Brent River Park incorporates several meadows and copses develped Luke Fitsherbert and this part of the walk is named after him.