Admiring Osterley and Brunel's Three Bridges

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Sep 03

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7 miles along tow paths, tarmac paths and rough tracks

A leisurely day out combining a 7-mile circular walk which includes a look at the outstanding achievements of Isambard Kingdom Brunel combined with a visit to the National Trust’s beautiful Osterley Park and House.

Our walk will take us along the Grand Union Canal, we shall pass the Hanwell Flight of six locks and then Brunel’s remarkable Three Bridges construction. The Hanwell Flight of six locks is an impressive “staircase” that raises the canal 16m in just over 549m. The Three Bridges is a construction where railroad and canal all cross each other.

Osterley Park and House is a Georgian country estate which is only a short hop from central London by tube but a world apart. It is one of the last surviving country estates in London. It is set in 140 acres of landscaped park and ornamental lakes and is home to some of the country’s best collections of work by Scottish architect, Robert Adam. It was Adam who transformed the building in a neo-classical villa for the Child family in the 1760s to entertain and impress their friends and banking clients. The building is now protected by the National Trust and today is also used as a location for television and film sets.

Please note the standard entrance fee to the House and Gardens is £13.00 (£14.30 Gift Aid). If you are a National Trust member it is free.

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