Canal & River Trust is continuing our planned programme of towpath and access improvements on the Grand Union Canal to bring better towpaths to West London.
These improvements are part of Canal & River Trust’s Grand Union Canal Cycleway (Quietway) project, which is transforming over 16 miles of towpath between Paddington and West Drayton into safer, more accessible spaces, in partnership with Transport for London and the London Boroughs of Hillingdon, Ealing and Brent.
The improvements will bring huge benefits to everyone visiting and enjoying West London’s canals. Improvements are already complete west of Ladbroke Grove, between Alperton and Southall, and between Stockley Park and Yiewsley.
From 12th July we will complete improvement works between Hayes and Stockley Park:
We will be adding the final surface of natural stone chips to the towpath between Printing House Lane in Hayes and Old Stockley Road Bridge near Stockley Park for approximately one week. The towpath was widened at the end of last year replacing the previous rough gravel surfaces of varying widths. During the improvements, the towpath and access points will need to be closed with diversions in place and moorings may be temporarily disrupted for short periods. Details of the closure will be posted shortly on our notifications page.
The following works are also underway on our network:
Towpath improvements are currently being undertaken between Culvert Lane and Rockingham Road by Hillingdon Council’s contractors. These improvements started on 21st June and nearing completion in the next few weeks. During the improvements, the towpath and access points are closed with diversions in place and moorings are suspended. Details of the closure are on our notifications page.
For more information on the Grand Union Canal Cycleway (Quietway) towpath improvement programme, updates can be found at:
If you need to contact the project team for further information, please email .