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Shakespeare's Way - Leg 3 - 11 miles

  Kew Bridge to West Drayton   

Walked by West Essex Ramblers on Sunday, 22nd May 2011

Kew Bridge Steam Museum

Kew Bridge Steam Museum

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Rowers

Rowers - Upstream from Kew Bridge

Photographer: Harry Hawkins


River View

Thames, north bank, upstream from Kew Bridge, Shelducks paddling near boat

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Shelduck

Zoomed-in on one Shelduck

Photographer: Harry Hawkins


Boats

Walking upstream on north bank - Just passed some boats

Photographer: Harry Hawkins


Waterman's Art Centre

Waterman's Art Centre, has toilets (40 High St) - 2 photos: Day's briefing plus panorama towards Kew Bridge

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Marina

Small marina in Ferry Lane / Town Mead Brentford

Photographer: Harry Hawkins


River Brent and Boat Yards

2 Photos: River Brent; and boatyards. (NB Apparently after lock, R. Brent is taken over by Grand Union Canal, but with bits of river still parallel to canal - up to Hanwell Locks)

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Thames Lock and Weir

2 Photos: (After boatyards) Thames Lock (to Grand Union) on Left and a weir with a footbridge across it on Right

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Bridge and Boat

2 Photos: (A bit further on) - Another bridge and a large boat. (In background is Augustus Close bridge)

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

View from London Road

From London Road (A315). Water passes around an island - Navigation Lock is on left

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Heron

One legged Heron beside path!

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Coots

A family of Coots

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Approaching A4

Approaching West Road (A4) Bridge

Photographer: Harry Hawkins


Along Canal Bank

Walking along the canal bank parallel to Transport Avenue

Photographer: Harry Hawkins


Clitheroes Lock

Approaching Clitheroes Lock 99

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Clitheroes Lock

Clitheroes Lock 99

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Gallows Footbridge

Gallows Footbridge 207

Photographer: Harry Hawkins


Gallows Footbridge

On Footbridge

Photographer: Harry Hawkins


Piccadilly Line Bridge

Piccadilly Line Bridge (Osterley to Boston Manor) and Narrowboat

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Osterley Lock

Osterley Lock 98 and Bridge 205d

Photographer: Harry Hawkins


Drinks Break

Looking across Osterley Lock 98 - While having a drinks break

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Weir

Weir - I believe this overflow follows the original R. Brent

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Hamwell's Locks

Lock 97. Approaching Hanwell's flight of 6 locks, numbers 97-92. (Rambler walks on bridge over the R. Brent which then becomes part of the canal)

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Hamwell's Locks

Closer to Lock 97

Photographer: Harry Hawkins


Hamwell's Locks

Looking back over Locks 95 to 97

Photographer: Harry Hawkins


Asylum Dock sealed Entrance

The old Hanwell Lunatic (later Middlesex County) Asylum, now St Barnard's Hospital. Asylum Dock canal entrance through wall, for coal input etc, sealed up - between locks 94 and 93

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Lock Keeper's Cottage

Lock keeper's Cottage for Lock 93

Photographer: Harry Hawkins


Birds' Nest!

Birds nesting in boat's protective tyre!

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Windmill Road Bridge

Two Photos:- Windmill Road Bridge is unique in that it passes over a canal which in turn passes over a railway line. If you peep over the parapet you see the railway line entering under the canal and on the right a brick pillar which supports the road you are standing on. (There are two bridge-like buttresses supporting the side walls). (Steps lead up from the tow path to the road).

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

The (almost) Three Bridges

You can take a photo of the canal and railway and then, using Adobe Photoshop software (a bit tricky), add a photo of the road bridge to it - it looks almost real to me! This construction was designed and built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel. (Note, although it is called The Three Bridges, actually there are only two bridges but three modes of transport)!

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Three Bridges from the Tow path

A shot from the canal side is not so impressive but from under the road bridge you can get a window onto the railway while the canal is in the foreground and the bridge supporting girder is above.

Photographer: Harry Hawkins


Narrow Boat

Narrowboat passing under Glade Lane Bridge 204 into Norwood Top Lock 90

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Narrow Boat

Narrowboat inside Lock 90

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Ramblers

Ramblers keep going - Lock 90 in the Background

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Gurdwara - Gateway to Guru

Two Photos: "Sri Guru Singh Sabha" Gurdwara across the fields; and (taken another day), from outside the Gurdwara, which was 10 min's from The Lamb pub stop.

Photographer: Harry Hawkins


Gurdwara

Three Photos:- Sikh Temple -a Gurdwara - (taken another day) comprising of a left view, front view and right view.

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Cormorant and Birds

Cormorant and Swans in front of lunch pub stop, The Lamb - some went on further to the Old Oak Tree

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

House Boats

2 Photos of houseboats just before Bull's Bridge, one close up

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Paddington Arm

From Bull's Bridge is the Paddington arm - the link to Little Venice and the Paddington Basin

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Canal View Behind

Looking back down the canal. Nestle factory hiding on right, railway and road bridges in background

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Canal View Forward

Looking up the canal. Approaching Dawley Bridge 198

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Road Bridge

Passing under Rigby Lane Bridge 196 - now disused

Photographer: Harry Hawkins

Narrow Boat

Narrowboat coming up the canal

Photographer: Harry Hawkins


Narrow Boat and Bridge

Narrowboat going under, probably, the old Stockley Bridge 195. One mile to the FINISH at West Drayton Station

Photographer: Harry Hawkins