Golders Green Tube to Muswell Hill

Wed 1st Jun 2016

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Event Details Updated
Event Type
Group Walk
Region
Southern England
Local Group
London
Distance
7ml.
Start Time
18.00
Route
Meet Golders Green Tube station (Edgware branch of Northern Line)

Start with gardens and pergola of Golders Hill, follow stream of Hampstead Heath extension, hillocks of Sandy Heath, cross Hampstead heath, allow early drop off at Highgate tube, descend through Queens Woods and finally view exotic trees in Alexandra Park.

General Notes
Supper and drinks at new Wetherspoons on Muswell Hill r'bout. Many late buses to Highgate for Northern line and to Finsbury Park for Piccadilly and Victoria Lines. This will be a slower-paced walk
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Walk Report

Golders Green Tube to Muswell Hill, Wednesday 1st June 2016
8 walkers, 7 miles - leader Peter Russell
This was a walk straight to the warmth of the pub on an overcast evening when even the rhododendrons had lost their sparkle compared to my walk-out last week but the company and art works made up for the return of winter.
At Golders Hill Zoo a recreation of Dungeness beach with beach huts on shingle reminded us all of summer except the seagulls were replaced by White Egrets and a Sacred Ibis. At Hill House pergola the protected view of Harrow was invisible but the Shard was just visible by the time we got to Kenwood House. Here Douglas's dog won a play fight with another bantam weight spaniel on points with Dave as referee.
A swift walk through Highgate woods took us to the de-luxe Wetherspoons of Muswell Hill. Here we grabbed the last long table. The youngest person on this all-male walk appreciated his cheap buttermilk chicken and Guinness whilst the old lags drank Jail Ale from Dartmoor.
P.S. Rod asked me how to get back to Finsbury Park but declined my suggestion of following the Parkland walk with a poor excuse of having just completed that well-known 100-mile event.
Photographs by Roderick Smith

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