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  • Apologies to all.

    The floating aquatic plant we saw in big swathes across the canal
    was not escaped 'water cress',
    but floating pennywort, an invasive pest.

    My Conservation Group has recently been invited to apply for funding
    for voluntary groups to remove it from any Local Nature Reserves they manage,
    speaking to the Project Manager,
    we have been invited to clear a stretch of the River Colne,
    downstream of the weir we saw,
    (that marks the beginning of the man-made River Frays).

    Await an invitation to a day messing about in a (shallow) river
    removing the unwanted floating pennywort.
    All invited,
    and we will be working adjacent to the Denham Country Park visitor centre
    with full amenities, rather than miles away from a WC.

  • @photoben

    Have a look at the ride.

  • @hamrack @cgg @mashton @photoben @Mickie_Cricket

    Now we have warmer weather, (it was a strangely cold Saturday we inadvertantly chose last October), and lighter evenings, this ride could easily be run again,
    with an extension south and east along the canal to (at least) Hanwell,
    with its famous flight of locks, and Brunel's Triple Bridge
    and superior choice of eateries, (compared to Uxb),
    even before venturing to West Ealing or Ealing itself.
    [Do realise this somewhat negates the 'quarter' aspect of the title].
    Any interest?

  • Sure, depending on date!

  • Yes please!

  • No! I'm convinced that it was the towpath down past Hayes that killed my lovely frame (in a sort of delayed touch-of-death type way).

  • The Grand Union canal tow path is a little rough in places,
    south of Uxbridge through Hayes towards Hanwell.

  • Mostly in, need to verify with boss etc.

  • @Shepp_O
    Any interest in an early Summer version?

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The Reverse Quarter To; 2 Market Towns Joined by a Bit of Rough, a leisurely 4 hour (plus lunch) downhill ride.

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