86 – Epping Forest Willow Trail 3 miles – 24th October

In short: a simply fabulous family walk for all ages. Lovely well-surfaced paths and clear way marked trail. Beautiful autumn views. Public toilets at start and end and good pub grub to finish. 1 hr 25 mins walking + 1hr pitstop. Here we are again in autumn half term and my walking companions have deserted […]

84 – Totteridge Circular 9.5 miles – 12th October

In short: a lovely long leg-stretching North London countryside walk. First discovered 2 years ago, courtesy of brilliantly detailed instructions on the Saturday Walkers Club website. Free on-street parking, public toilets halfway at the Waffle Cafe on Belmont Children’s Farm & fabulous cafe to finish. 3 hrs 45 mins walking + 2 pitstops: 30 & […]

83 – Parkland Walk to Finsbury Park and on to Woodberry Wetlands 8.9 miles – 2nd October

In short: our usual local walk to Finsbury Park with a delightful extension – the stunning new Woodberry Wetlands. Mostly firm paths – apart from a boggy section along the New River – public toilets in Finsbury Park & also in the fabulous cafe at the Wetlands. 3 hrs 5 mins walking + 30 mins […]

82 – High Barnet to Trent Park 7.8 miles – 27th September

In short: return visit to an old favourite. Delightful as ever. A couple of muddy spots so worth the walking boots. Free on street parking; reasonable public toilets at Trent Park and lovely cafe. 2 hrs 50 mins walking + 30 mins pitstop. We last did this walk almost exactly a year ago – and very […]

81 – Ver Valley Walk 5: The Three Burys Walk, St Albans to Redbournbury 10.3 miles – 20th September

In short: a super walk in glorious rolling Hertfordshire countryside. Birdlife galore. Some narrow, muddy and nettly paths so walking boots required. Free parking in pub at the start, public toilets in St Albans park where there is also a cafe for a quick coffee pitstop. Wonderful pub with great food and very posh toilets […]