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EXPLORE Thames Path/Brent River/Grand Union Canal, Barnes to Boston Manor.
EXPLORE LONDON! Enjoy London! Stay Fit. Get out and see your City in the company of great friends! Perhaps you have never been to this part of London before? This is your opportunity to check it out! We start at Barnes and head out to Boston Manor via Barnes Bridge, Thames Path, Brent River and Grand Union Canal. Walking is one of life's great social activities. This SATURDAY AFTERNOON WALK is approx. 6.5 miles starting from Barnes Station and we finish close by Boston Manor Tube Station on the Piccadilly Line. About Boston Manor Park: The park was created in 1924 from part of the historic estate of the 17th-century stately home Boston Manor. The Boston Manor estate is thought to date back to at least 1163 and had a series of influential owners. At one time, it was part of the estate of royal financier Thomas Gresham who also owned neighbouring Osterley Park. The house that survives in the centre of the park dates from 1623. Just under a century later, the grounds were described as comprising of 3 acres and in 1670, the estate was sold to the Clitherow family, and it remained in their ownership for the next 250 years. In the late 18th century, some land was sold to enable construction of the Grand Union Canal. By the late 19th century, this part of London had become urbanised and increasingly shabby, but the estate remained a rural island – containing fine views, historic trees, roses and kitchen garden. Plan your journey, with TFL's Journey Planner (http://journeyplanner.tfl.gov.uk/) The nearest train station at the start of the walk is Barnes Station (not to be confused with Barnes Bridge Station. More info: Please note that this is a joint event with Ken's Events. http://www.meetup.com/KENS-EVENTS-EXPLORE-LONDON-SECRETS/events/ All Events on Explore London Secrets and Ken's Events are subject to a disclaimer. Please click on 'Pages' button above or click here (http://www.meetup.com/EXPLORE-LONDON-SECRETS/pages/Explore_London_Secrets_Disclaimer/) to view disclaimer Please also note that there is a £3 nominal meetup organisers contribution for this event payable by guests and those members who do not hold the Ken's Event Membership Card. RISK WARNING: Good sturdy shoes are recommended for this walk. Also please dress appropriately for weather conditions and carry a bottle of water. This walk is similar to a countryside walk so please be prepared for uneven paths and tracks, tree roots and low overhanging bushes and tree branches. When crossing roads take care to only use safe crossing points. Please take care to avoid cyclists along river and canal stretches. You need to be moderately fit for this walk and be able to walk for approximately 2 hours without a break. The walks on this group are usually between 4 and 6 miles long. Please arrive in good time to allow opportunity to use toilets at the start of the walk as there may not be any toilet breaks readily available during the walk. If weekday and evening walks are your thing, then you should join Ken's Weekday and Evenings Walking Group. Click here for more information. WHAT IF THE WEATHER'S VERY BAD - Walking events should always be fun - If the weather is very bad (light rain would not normally mean cancellation), walking is no fun, therefore please check this page on the day.

Barnes Station

Station Road, SW13 0HT · London