Health walks in Acton and Ealing

Three Woods

  • Start and finish: Entrance to Hanger Hill Wood at the junction of Chatsworth Road and Chatsworth Rise
  • Distance: 3.9 km (2.4 miles)
  • Transport: Buses 83 and 112 to Hanger Lane; tube Hanger Lane (Central Line) or Park Royal (Piccadilly Line)
  • Parking: Limited in surrounding streets
  • Facilities: Small kiosk at Hanger Hill Park pitch and putt in summer
  • Accessibility: This walk is not suitable for wheelchairs
There are many interesting trees to enjoy on this walk, and there may be woodpeckers or foxes to spot. Take care crossing the roads, and the paths and steps could get slippery in wet weather.


Take the path ahead into Hanger Hill Wood. Here you can either walk straight on to Hanger Lane, or explore the wood by taking the side paths – maybe to the left on the way out and the other side on the way back. All side paths meet up with the main path. Cross carefully at the pedestrian crossing then turn right along Hanger Lane, crossing Hillcrest Road. Turn left into Hanger Hill Park. Take the path ahead continuing straight across at the path crossroads, not right by the small bandstand. Ignore the gate out of the park and follow a path round to the right. Leave the park at the next exit on the left into Hillcrest Road. Pass Fox Wood on the right and continue straight down an alleyway. Ignore the left turn into West Road and continue into Mount Avenue. Carefully cross Birkdale Road and continue along Mount Avenue. Cross Brentham Way, passing Montpelier Primary School on the right. Cross over to walk alongside Montpelier Park. Opposite a block of flats, Avenue Court, turn left through a wooden fence into Montpelier Wood. Follow the path through the woods into Montpelier Park. Turn right onto a path and follow it round the park. At the school gate leave the park and turn left onto Montpelier Road. Continue ahead, crossing Helena Road. Turn left at the end into West Road, then right into Hillcrest Road. Just as you turn the corner, go through a gap in the fence before the pavilion into Fox Wood. Turn left and skirt around the edge of the wood to a welcome notice board in the opposite corner. Go down the steps, taking care of the nettles, and follow the path round to the right. Stay on the path, taking the steps down to the bottom, and follow the path round to a wooden gate at the end into Fox Lane. Continue along the lane, passing the pitch and putt on the left, and through an opening on the left into Hanger Hill Park. Turn left and follow the path past the kiosk, keeping straight ahead, not right in front of the bandstand. Follow the path round onto Hanger Lane. Cross at the crossing and go back through Hanger Hill Wood to the start.