Health walks in Southall

Spikes Bridge Park, Canal and Willow Tree Park

A more challenging walk adding a canal towpath loop to the nature reserve and marina. Paths may be muddy after wet weather. Not suitable for wheelchairs.

  • Start: Spikes Bridge Park
  • Distance: Three miles
  • Time: Allow 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Transport: Bus E5 105 95
  • Parking: Carlyle Avenue
  • Facilities: The Civil Engineer, Ruislip Road


    From the park take the path past the play centre to the canal. Turn right along the towpath, passing Cranleigh Woods on the right and Willow Tree Marina on the left. At the bridge continue along the towpath. After the factory, and just after you pass under a footbridge, leave the canal by steps on the right. Turn right on Ruislip Road to the traffic lights. Cross at the crossing and go down Broadmead Road. Turn left at wooden fences onto a path with houses on the right. At a t-junction, turn left into Willow Tree Park. At a crossroads take the path straight ahead, which curves round to a bridge across the canal. At the bottom turn left and return to Spikes Bridge Park along towpath.