55 – Woodbridge, the river Deben and Martlesham Creek 4.2 miles – 15th March

In short: a wonderful walk of discovery, idyllic views – boats, rivers, marshes, countryside and interesting sights in an old Suffolk town. Mostly flat well surfaced paths and pavements but the section beside Martlesham creek is extremely muddy in places and so proper walking boots are required. 1 hr 50 mins walking + 30 mins […]

54 – Lovely Lee Valley from Waltham Abbey 6 miles – 8th March

In short: a simple undemanding yet rewarding walk – flat well surfaced towpaths making it ideal for muddy conditions elsewhere. Super halfway cafe, plentiful public toilets and lots of free parking. 2hrs 15 mins walking + 30 mins pitstop. After a few days rain and some very mushy ground in the surrounding area we pay […]

53 – Winchmore Hill to Palmers Green, parks and gardens; back via New River 7.8 miles – 28th February

In short: an interesting walk exploring unknown (to us) parks & gardens not far from our doorstep and a short urban river walk back to the start. Free on street parking is available although we used a pay-and-display car park, public toilets in at least one park, fabulous pitstop in lovely local Palmers Green cafe. […]

52 – Finchley and Totteridge loop 6.5 miles – 21st February

In short: a variation on an old favourite incorporating bridle paths and lanes into the usual Darlands and Totteridge route. Free on street parking, lovely cafe for a delicious healthy lunch at the end. A couple of very muddy spots so worth wearing waterproof walking boots. 2 hrs 25 mins walking + 40 mins pitstop. […]