Saturday 17th July 2021 West Drayton Circular

A walk along the Grand Union Canal starting from Val’s in West Drayton. It was one of the hottest days of the year, however we were fortunate to be rewarded by plenty of shade from trees planted along the canal. This part of the Grand Union Canal is quite varied, we passed Packet Boat Marina (from which Clive and I later hired a narrowboat with the family!). It is situated on the Slough Arm of the canal and near to the Little Britain Lake following the London Loop signs. At our half way mark we had lunch at the General Elliot pub situated by the side of the canal. In the afternoon we walked a short distance further towards Uxbridge and Denham before reaching a consensus that it was just too hot to venture further. We retraced our steps to enjoy tea and cake on the patio of Val’s house before getting a taxi back to West Drayton Station. Thank you Val for arranging a lovely walk and tea at your house. Hilary