Walk along Grand Union Canal from Paddington with poems and texts

  • April 14, 2013 · 1:00 PM
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Meeting point:

Outside Boots (pharmacy and shop) in Paddington station

Unit 51 Paddington Station Concourse

London

MiddlesexW2 1HB

This walk is mud free for at least 90% of the route! It is also the next event of the Dyna-Mates meetup, so you might bump into Non-LEC members. We will set off at 1.20 pm at the latest. Late comers can catch up with us on the way, we will bring our mobiles.

Let's meet for a leisurely stroll North West along the Grand Union Canal (Paddington Branch). The walk offers a variety of sights such as Little Venice, more industrial areas and it culminates in lovely countryside at Horsenden Hill. Those who fancy can climb the hill and will be rewarded with a view over London. We aim to cover 8 -10 miles depending on the groups fitness.

If you like, bring along a piece of poetry, a newspaper article, song lyrics or another text. Bring something you like or have felt intrigued by, minimum 3 words max. 250 words.

We will stop on the way and everyone can read aloud their input for everyone to hear. This is entirely optional, so don't feel obliged to come up with something. The idea is to share something inspiring.

We stop a couple of times en route and at the pub at the end of the walk near Greenford station (Central line, but no rail service to Paddington on Sunday). There's options to end the walk beforehand, e.g. at Alperton or, near Horsenden Hill, at Perivale (Central line). Bring a packed lunch.

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

 

Travel information: there are planned closures on the overground, DLR and tube including Piccadilly, District line. Central line runs a good service.

As there's no Piccadilly line this Sunday at Alperton (bus replacement service) you catch the 83 bus at Alperton bus to Ealing Broadway (Central Line) which runs a regular rail service to Paddington or catch the 79 or 224 to Wembley stadion for the Bakerloo line.

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  • Sally

    Hi, Nicole and everybody, Apologies for my ill-disguised bad temper on Sunday. It was lovely to meet everyone. I obviously have to go on MORE walks to get my desk-bound self into better condition. ;P

    1 · April 15, 2013

    • Nicole

      Hi Sally thank you for your honest comment and the interesting text contribution on the walk. Yesterday was a long walk - flat but above average for a city walk in length! I remember I have been in a similar situation, too, when I was on a walk last year. Hope to see you again soon!

      1 · April 15, 2013

  • Lily

    It was so lovely to meet everyone and it was a really lovely walk. Nice, friendly, relaxed organizers and members created the perfect atmosphere- great!! Plus with lots of sunshine, good chats and good humour =) Thanks to Nicole, Ricky and Shilpi for organizing!

    April 15, 2013

  • CONNIE

    Sorry guys ... I took a wrong bus to get there and then .. I get too late to Paddington .. hope you all had a great stroll and day .. maybe next time .. :-(

    April 14, 2013

    • Nicole

      Sorry Connie you couldn't make it. I sent the rsvps from yesterday eve our contact number.

      April 15, 2013

  • Nicole

    Hi, it was great to see you all! The view from the hill and the walk along the canal in the dusk was worth staying til the end. Next time we'll aim for a smaller group size. Nicole, from Dyna-Mates

    April 15, 2013

  • Lily

    Hi Nicole, I hope it's not too late to join you all and that you see this message! If it's ok it will be easier for me to meet you at Little Venice, I'll wait by the boat cafe for a big mass of walkers! I'll expect you'll probably pass sometime around 1:20-1:40 I don't see a mobile to call, but if you do see this message PLEASE post it or email me so I can call! Thanks so much, can't wait- see you later! :)

    April 14, 2013

    • sonia

      Hi Lily, I will meet you there at 1.30pm. I have Nicole´s phone number, so we contact them. My numb is 07778754886. Pls. Call/text me

      1 · April 14, 2013

    • Lily

      Hi Sonia, oh that's brilliant, thx! I'll meet you outside the boat cafe at Little Venice at 1:30pm :)

      April 14, 2013

  • CONNIE

    PLS WAIT FOR ME!! RUNNING A BIT LATE ,.,. FRIOM CLAPHAM!!!

    April 14, 2013

  • Nicole

    hi Miguel, sorry ab the late reply, the lines you mentioned are running a good service. I looked it up on www.tfl.gov.uk. if you don't bring +1 will you bring a text? no pressure ... :-)

    April 13, 2013

  • Vilian

    Sorry have to pull out as too much work

    April 13, 2013

  • Nicole

    Ricky and Shilpi are the coorganisers of the walk

    1 · April 6, 2013

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