Route: River Brent

Submitted by juliencazorla on Sat, 12/10/2022 - 02:39pm
United Kingdom
29.5 km
Vertical Gain
144 m

The Brent River is a tributary of the Thames and one of the main rivers flowing within London. It rises where the Dollis and Mutton creeks merge in the borough of Barnet in north west London, then flows through the boroughs of Brent, Ealing and Hounslow where it ends in the Thames in west London.

The route aims at following closely the path of the river, with one notable diversion near the Wembley stadium due to the river flowing underground, under a major railway which cannot be crossed at the same location. The majority of the route is within parks, on trail and sealed paths. It should be noted the route shares sections of the Capital Ring (another FKT route).

The route can get muddy after wet weather, I was lucky I ran it in sub-zero temperatures and the mud had hardened. I did not need to fuel or hydrate while doing it, the run only taking a couple of hours. Brent Cross and Brentford are the two closest underground / train stations at each end of the route.

More information about the river can be read on its own Wikipedia page:

GPS Track