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The present day finds Hounslow Heaths boundaries within the busy outer suburb of the London Borough of Hounslow.
Its western edge is marked by the course of the river Crane and the adjourning golf course. To the North, A315 known as the Staines Road forms its edge. To the East lies a large estate of houses, where access can be gained on foot from Frampton Road and Dorney Way. Finally the southern border is drawn by Hanworth Road - the A314, and the mainline railway route to Feltham and Hounslow.
Cycling is permitted; most of the paths are not dedicated cycle paths and are shared by walkers often with dogs.
If you are coming From London by Train alight at Hounslow main line station (15 minutes walk, 5 minutes bike ride away).
Hounslow Central and Hounslow West tube stations 25 minutes walk.
Arriving at Hounslow Central walk down to the Bus stop next to the ETAP Hotel and catch any bus to Hounslow Heath.
ROUTES 116, 117, 237, 273, 416 H23: stopping at Hounslow Heath is no trouble at all.
There are sign post and trail markers and the site is not overly large, A walk around the perimeter would take one a comfortable hour to complete. There are a few benches and some annotated information boards and a fine sculpture of a giant DRAGONFLY near the car park. Wardens are on duty daily and until late (8pm) in the summer. They have an office just in the corner of the car park in Staines Road. There are large steal gates which remain locked when they are out on the heath and not on duty. In side the offices there is a toilet but it can only be used if someone is there to unlock it for you.
There are two pubs close by on the Staines Road where food and refreshment can be obtained.
Finally the Heath does not have litterbins. It is a local nature reserve and should be cared for by all its visitors. PLEASE TAKE HOME YOUR BOTTLES, DRINKS CANS, SWEET WRAPPERS, PLASTIC FOOD CONTAINERS AND TISSUES AND PAPER TOWELS. There are not armies to workers and volunteers waiting to clear up behind you. On no account smash glass bottles!