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North Acton to West Ruislip Tube Walk

Monday, March 17th, 2008

Central Line Walk – Day 8
North Acton to Hangar Lane

Having completed the Ealing Broadway branch of the Central line I headed back to North Acton to walk the West Ruislip branch.

I left the station, went up Park Royal Road and into Coronation Road. Around Coronation Road are many industrial units. I spotted one belonging to the company where I order my printed photos from.

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I crossed the train track at the below bridge and walked past a derelict building.

After walking along the Western Avenue I arrive at Hanger Lane tube station which in located on a large roundabout.

Hangar Lane to Perivale

I continue west along the Western Avenue and pass a golf course.

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The Hoover building is a good example of art deco architecture. It used to house the vacuum cleaner company. I cross a foot bridge, go north up South Horsenden Lane and reach Perivale underground station.

Perivale to Greenford

To make a change from the Western Avenue I continue north until I reach the Grand Union Canal.

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I continue along the canal the a short distance and then head through a park to reach Greenford tube station.

Greenford to Northolt

On the next part of my walk I pass a bakery on Oldfield Lane and an allotment on Carr Road.

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At the end of Carr Road I turn left and then arrive at Northolt tube station.

Northolt to South Ruislip

On Eastcote lane a new sports centre is being built. At the moment it doesn’t quite look like the artist’s impression.

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After the houses on Field End Road the area becomes filled with industrial warehouses and a large retail park.

I pass the glass South Ruislip Library and then reach South Ruislip tube station.

South Ruislip to Ruislip Gardens

At the end of Station Approach I turn right and walk past R.A.F Northolt Aerodrome. It isn’t a very busy air field. I didn’t see a single plane taking off or landing whilst I was nearby.

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Further along West End Road I get to Ruislip Gardens.

Ruislip Gardens to West Ruislip

I continue up West End Road passing some shops and houses.

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I then turn into Wood Lane, down Ickenham Road, and finally reach West Ruislip tube station. This is the last stop on my Central line walk.

Central Line Walk – Day 8 Summary

This final section of my walk took about four hours.

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