Sunday Stroll

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This afternoon, as it was a dry fine one, I decided to take a little walk out, and explore a little more of the area.

Good Deal At The InnUsing I planned about an hours walk to Harlington and back. I’m always reluctant to come back the same way as I set out so I made part of the route a circle.

Setting out in a westerly direction along the Bath Road, I came across this near to the airport. If you’d just flown into Heathrow, you’d find this hotel only a taxi ride away from the Terminals.  £29 for a night is a very good deal indeed. That’s about US$45.

Airport BowlWalking on past the hotel, I then came across the Airport Bowl. Yes, It’s a ten-. If you stay at the £29 hotel you’ll be able to walk across the street to this place, and see if you can strike lucky!

There’s also a on this stretch of road, and of course, there are plenty of other hotels around this area to suit all tastes and pockets.

HIgh Street Continuing along the Bath Road a little further, I came to Harlington Corner, where I made a turn right into Harlington High Street.

Considering its to the airport, and aside from the planes landing every few minutes, it’s a peaceful place tucked away off the main road.

The WheatsheafIn Harlington itself, as in most High Streets still in England, there are a couple of , that is pubs.

Here I passed the , and a little further along on the corner of Cranford Lane, The .

Landing at HeathrowHere I turned into Cranford Lane, and headed back towards Cranford. Almost immediately after leaving Harlington, one finds oneself back in the countryside again. There are ploughed fields on either side of the road, and a number of stables with horses grazing.

As I was walking back in an I couldn’t help but notice the continuous stream of aircraft coming in to land at . I could see the landing lights of the planes, and as each one came into land, a look into the showed the lights of the next one beginning its descent.

I continued back along Cranford Lane, and cut through the pathway back to the Bath Road, where I dropped into the local Tesco Express and picked up my reward for my walk, a couple of  bottles of Theakston’s Old Peculier.

The whole walk took about an hour and was about 3.5 miles.

One thought on “Sunday Stroll”

  1. hope to do that walk soon! It looks quite interesting.. we could go a bit further out to make it at least 5 miles total… =)

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