Many of you will toss from one side to the other during the night, plagued with the uncertainty of your forthcoming Easter Sunday Walk.
I have good news for you!
We prepared a splendid self-guided walk along the Hanwell & Norwood Green Orchard Trail. You can download the brochure right here and find printed versions in some local shops and public houses.
It’s not very far, it’s not very hard. It has options to cut short, to extend, to pause for a pint and to finish with another. I mean, seriously. What’s not to like?
Best of all, if you aren’t familiar with the orchard trail yet, is the fact that it takes you along some of the most beautiful and some of the most unknown little local nature treasures.
Osterley Lock Orchard emerged from a vast mass of Hawthorn, brambles and nettles like a phoenix from the ashes. Elthorne Terraces still struggle with ashes from illegal BBQ fires but are certainly a beautiful area. Elthorne Triangles is beginning to emerge from a life governed by Hemlock, brambles, nettles and, unfortunately, Japanese Knotweed. Next are the Piggeries, resurrected from overgrowth hiding behind a building site fence, now featuring a dozen of fruit trees, over 100 m of fruiting hedge and a pond with newts! St Margaret’s Orchard impresses with lushness inspite the heavy clay soil. On the other side of the canal, the Hanwell Meadows of Trumpers Field, Jubilee Meadows and Blackberry Corner offer an oasis of tranquillity unknown to many. The trail continues through Tree Bridges Park and Glade Lane Canalside Park to Top Lock, eventually ending at Bixley Triangle in Southall.
Enjoy your Easter Sunday walk!
Just don’t tell anyone. We prefer to keep our little secret secret if you don’t mind. It’s pretty precious to us.