Hills and Views

Wed 16th Sep 2015

Walk Details:

Event Details Updated
Route details expanded compared to "Strider", and walk now ends at Alexandra Palace station rather than Wood Green - this reduces the walk by a mile and provides more onward travel choices.
Event Type
Group Walk
Region
Southern England
Local Group
London
Distance
8ml.
Start Time
18.00
Route
PUNCTUAL Start Oxford Circus. Meet outside Exit 1 at NE corner of the Circus , (near Niketown shop). Very busy - Roderick's yellow jacket make a reappearance!

To end by 20.50 at Alexandra Palace for trains south to Finsbury Park, Moorgate, Kings Cross, and north to Welwyn Garden City etc.

Hilly route via Regent Street (north), Portland Place, Park Crescent and into Regents Park to Primrose Hill; on to Parliament Hill, Highgate Wood, Muswell Hill, Alexandra Palace. Free toilets at The Hub after 2 miles. Pub stop at end is The Starting Gate for food and drinks including Meantime beers. Torches advised for the Wood;

General Notes
No dogs
Start and Finish

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Walk Report

Hills and Views, Wednesday 16th September 2015
11 walkers, 8 miles - leader Roderick Smith
Eleven of us met at Oxford Circus for an evening walk to Alexandra Palace. Heavy showers were forecast and we had scarcely left Oxford Circus before the heavy rain arrived. On to the "world pavement" artwork by Mark Pimlott in front of the BBC, and via The Hub to the top of Primrose Hill. Low cloud covered the tops of the tallest buildings in the City and Canary Wharf. Thence via Englands Lane and Roderick Road to the top of Parliament Hill, followed by the climb to Highgate Hill. Three caught a bus to Kings Cross. Highgate Wood was locked shut for the night so eight of us continued along the road to Muswell Hill and Alexandra Palace. Excellent view of London from AP. Two returned home, while six went to The Starting Gate pub for supper before trains and tube back to Moorgate, Kings Cross and Vauxhall. 8 miles in 3 wet hours. My thanks to all who braved the weather for an enjoyable walk.
Photographs by Roderick Smith and Adam Dawson

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