Summer Evening Walk - Highgate Tube Circular

Wed 27th Aug 2008

Walk Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
Southern England
Local Group
Start Time
Start Priory Gardens entrance

Disused railway to Finsbury Park then New River to Alexandra Palace BR Stn then more disused railway back to the Woodman PH (above Highgate Tube).

General Notes
Ldr: Peter Russell
Start and Finish

Entry Details:


Walk Report

Highgate Circular, Wednesday 27th August 2008
13 walkers, 7 miles - leader Peter Russell
Everyone, well the 13 that turned up, managed to find the right exit, and we started at 6:45 then had a brisk 2h walk without hesitation, deviation or repetition along the Capital ring on the old railway line, see ticket. We passed the Spriggan sculpture overhead, and had a pit stop, at Finsbury Park (so I ticked that box). Next was the New River Path to Alexandra Park. A mild uphill traverse to Muswell Hill then back along the old railway line. Here we had a splendid view across London from the old viaduct and at least 2 sharp-eyed people saw an overhead bat. The regulars evening walkers said it was a fitting end to the season over 2 slow drinks on an outside table at the Woodman. This tube map, that never happened, shows 2 sides of our course. The New River completes our triangle in a NW direction!


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