33 – High Barnet to Cockfosters, revisited, 8 miles – 28th September

In short: a lovely there & back walk with surprisingly rural views for such a suburban location. The first time we’ve actually done this walk when it’s been dry underfoot – super cafe and serviceable public toilets at the halfway point, in Trent Park. 2 hrs 55 mins walking + 30 mins pitstop. Quite unbelievably the […]

32 – Dollis Valley Greenwalk & Darland’s Lake 6.75 miles – 21st September

In short: really lovely, very local walk with a hidden local beauty spot. Free on-street parking and fabulous cafe for a delicious lunch after. There are apparently public toilets at Totteridge & Whetstone station (we haven’t tested that out); toilets at the cafe at the end. 2 hrs 40 mins walking + 45 mins pitstop. […]

31 – Hampstead Heath ramble 5.75 miles – 14th September

In short: a leisurely ramble across the Heath, free on street parking, plentiful clean well-appointed public toilets, delicious coffee and scone at the lovely Kenwood cafe. 2 hrs 5 mins walking + 20 mins pitstop. There are some days when the weather is stunning but you’re not really feeling 100%, when you need to get […]

30 – Forty Hall, Theobalds and Whitewebbs Woods 7.6 miles – 7th September

In short: fun local(ish) walk – many lovely spots and a couple of interesting M25 crossings. Plentiful free parking, functional clean public toilets at Forty Hall and unusual homemade soup in a delightful setting. 3 hrs walking + 40 mins pitstop. There are 3 of us today embarking on an adventure starting and ending at […]

29 – Trent Park perimeter 4.8 miles – 1st September

In short: a shorter Trent Park walk than number 14 but a lovely discovery walk with beautiful views and plenty of shady woodland on a warm day. Clean, well-maintained public toilets at the start & end; great cafe for a delicious sandwich and coffee. 1 hr 50 mins walking + 30 mins pitstop. Another gorgeous sunny […]

28 – Parkland Walk revisited 5.8 miles – 22nd August

In short: our old familiar path from Muswell Hill (Queens Woods) to Finsbury Park. Public toilets at Finsbury Park – always well maintained and lovely cafe by the boating lake. 1 hr 50 mins walking + 30 min pitstop. Isn’t it funny how there can be more time constraints in a so-called holiday period than […]

27 – Rickmansworth Five Lakes 5.3 miles – 17th August

In short: a lovely watery walk – five lakes and the Grand Union canal. Functional clean public toilets and delightful cafe – albeit very busy in the fine weather in the summer holidays. 2 hrs walking + 40 min pitstop. On a warm sunny August morning Alison and I decide to head out to Rickmansworth for […]