- Start = Aplerton tube station
- End = Hayes and Harlington train station
- Distance = 14.3 km
After the rather uninspiring Little Venice to Alperton leg there was a bit of a pause before went off walking the canal again and this leg, onwards to Hayes, was a pleasant surprise.
It was a long leg but luckily a lovely spring day so really enjoyable walk which at times didn't feel like it was in London at all:
This part of the canal goes through several parks and so often had green spaces on either side, plenty of wildlife and less post-industrial decay. There was the green slow pace of a rural canal, not an urban industrial space:
It was also much less busy than other parts of the canal network in London:
The Paddington arm meets the main Grand Union Canal at the famous Bull's Bridge which looks unchanged since it was built, though traffic is now a lot less than it used to be: