Rural London Northside

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Hi! This is my site and its about bits and pieces of London Town that have escaped the growth of the Metropolis by hook or by crook. Disused railways, Canalside walks and meadows, cemetery's, woodland and other assorted nooks and crannies which have perhaps retained something of the countryside they were once a part of?
I have wandered about the big city all my life and from when I was a young lad always enjoyed the bits that were off the beaten track. My Dad used to take me for walks along the canal in Southall en-route to my Grandparents Otto and Else and I was fascinated by the lonely, grotty, straight running waterway which was surrounded by trees and wild undergrowth. It was far more interesting than the neighbouring park with its rusty swings and flat green spaces. My Dad liked walking and I liked walking with him and on our travels we would occasionally come across a half hidden stream or an interesting looking scrap of land which stimulated the old imagination.
As the years went by I gravitated towards places like Donkey Wood near my home in Heston and later Holland Park and Kensal Green Cemetery when I lived in W10, then I started to seek out places such as the Parkland Walk in North London (pictured here,) or spot them on a map or in passing and return to investigate at a later date.

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