Thursday 25 July 2019

Canal Towpath Improved

The worst stretch of canal towpath in Ealing has been improved for walkers and cyclists.  In the spring contractors finished installing a path on a 1.5 km length of the Paddington Arm of the Grand Union Canal between Bulls Bridge and Blair Peach Primary School in Southall. The work was funded by Southall Waterside, the large housing development on the site of the former gas works adjacent to the canal.

It has been years since you needed a permit to cycle on canal towpaths, but remember people walking have priority, so be prepared to slow down, and if necessary to stop – especially around small children who can be unpredictable. Please take care - we have heard several stories of cyclists who have fallen into the canal. For more information on cycling alongside canals see: