The ‘Magnificent Seven’ set off from Boston Manor Station to make their way to the start of Stage 8 at Osterley Lock. From there we walked alongside the Grand Union Canal to Hanwell Lock, where we veered off to follow the Brent River. We saw the impressive Wharncliffe Viaduct, which was built in 1838 and used by Great Western Railways. From there we walked onto Brent Lodge Park, where we had a warm drink, meandered around the maze and then, with our inner child screaming to ‘have a go’, we took off on the zip wire. Worn out from laughing, we set off again, passing Brent Valley Golf Course, through Perivale Park and finishing our 5.5-mile walk at Greenford Station.
Stage-8 Extra: The Flying Club.
Never ones to miss the opportunity to have a go (or laugh trying!), we were excited to come across a newly installed zip wire at Brent Lodge Park. The ‘kids’ among us rose to the challenge, some doing better than others (no names mentioned, Kay!) and spent a fun filled 20 minutes zipping about in the winter sunshine.