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).
|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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Moor Mead park
Path entrance at Twickenham Station
Craneford sports ground
New section of path
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River Crane bridge
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