Walking the London Loop – Hatton Cross to Kingston

Walking the London Loop, Section 9 Hatton Cross to Kingston Bridge via Hounslow and Bushey Park, west London, England, 3rd October, 2010

This was one for the ‘ardcore walkers, with the rain belting down at the start, deeply flooded footpaths to traverse and a fairly ambitious 12 miles to cover in fading light.

Walking the London Loop, Section 9 Hatton Cross to Kingston Bridge via Hounslow and Bushey Park, west London, England, 3rd October, 2010

The walk started at Hatton Cross, where the ground shook to the roar of planes taking off overhead.

Walking the London Loop, Section 9 Hatton Cross to Kingston Bridge via Hounslow and Bushey Park, west London, England, 3rd October, 2010

That’s the footpath on the right!

Walking the London Loop, Section 9 Hatton Cross to Kingston Bridge via Hounslow and Bushey Park, west London, England, 3rd October, 2010

Walking the London Loop, Section 9 Hatton Cross to Kingston Bridge via Hounslow and Bushey Park, west London, England, 3rd October, 2010

A necessary diversion took us through this delightful industrial park.

Walking the London Loop, Section 9 Hatton Cross to Kingston Bridge via Hounslow and Bushey Park, west London, England, 3rd October, 2010

Flooded path. My boots weren’t up to knee deep water!

Walking the London Loop, Section 9 Hatton Cross to Kingston Bridge via Hounslow and Bushey Park, west London, England, 3rd October, 2010

Onto the (dry!) heathland.

Walking the London Loop, Section 9 Hatton Cross to Kingston Bridge via Hounslow and Bushey Park, west London, England, 3rd October, 2010

Walking the London Loop, Section 9 Hatton Cross to Kingston Bridge via Hounslow and Bushey Park, west London, England, 3rd October, 2010

1828 Shot Tower.

Walking the London Loop, Section 9 Hatton Cross to Kingston Bridge via Hounslow and Bushey Park, west London, England, 3rd October, 2010

Walking the London Loop, Section 9 Hatton Cross to Kingston Bridge via Hounslow and Bushey Park, west London, England, 3rd October, 2010

Deer in Bushey Park.

Walking the London Loop, Section 9 Hatton Cross to Kingston Bridge via Hounslow and Bushey Park, west London, England, 3rd October, 2010

Loads more pics here.

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