Crane River Walk

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St. Margaret's station to the Shot Tower in Hanworth, along the Crane River

This linear walk takes you along the Crane River, rather green though passing through built-up parts of Twickenham. As of 2016 there are several improvements underway to the signing and surface of the route, as well as a shortened road section through Twickenham. Watch this space for more changes. The walk ends close to Hanworth and Feltham, at the Shot Tower and its adjoining nature reserve. Buses returning to Twickenham (~110)are available nearby.

Total distance 8 km (5 miles).

No. Eastings Northings Description
1 516658 174108 Leave St. Margaret's station and turn left. Take the next left into Broadway Ave then continue ahead into Kenley Rd.
2 516480 174140 Cross into Moor Mead Park and follow the path across the park, past a playground and parallel to the railway line.
3 516380 173855 Cross the bridge over the Crane and then turn left into Crane Park Rd.
4 516065 173770 At the junction with London Rd. cross this road and turn right into Whitton Rd.
5 515920 173840 Turn left into Craneford Way
6 515575 172335 Cross the playing field diagonally then follow the path next to the river
7 515270 173425 Take the tunnel under the railway line to emerge on a path. Turn right.
8 514995 173385 Cross into the park and follow the path towards the right. There is a community cafe in the new pavilion building.
9 514705 173255 Leave the park to cross the Meadway. Re-enter the park and continue along the river bank.
10 513835 172720 Go under the major road along the edge of the river.
11 513695 172705 The towpath continues under the A316 dual carriageway.
12 513180 172920 Keep on the path next to the river, which veers towards the left.
13 512945 172875 You have reached the Shot Tower, a gallery and museum. The nearby island is a nature reserve.
14 512558 173100 Walk ahead along the path to reach a main road where buses can be caught, to Hounslow or the #110 bus back to Twickenham.

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