Postcard of my photos of a local hike to Osterley, near London Heathrow airport

A walk to Osterley today via the Piccadilly Line with my friend Duncan. We first met for hiking weekends in The Lake District when he lived in Penrith and worked for Border TV and I for LWT, then known as London Weekend Television.

A bit of the Grand Union canal near the M4 motorway and Osterley House (National Trust property so open to the public).

All close to Heathrow airport and within sight of the arches of Wembley stadium but surprisingly rural. And good value for a £1.50 tube fare and less than 20 minutes each way from home!