Summer Evening Walk - Golders Green tube circular

Tue 16th Jun 2009

Walk Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
Region
Southern England
Local Group
London
Distance
7ml.
Start Time
6:30pm
Route
Golders Green tube stn

Via Golders Hill Park, Inverforth House and pergola, Sandy Heath and Pitts' gate. Ldr Peter Russel

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Golders Green Circular, Tuesday 16th June 2009
7 walkers, 7 miles - leader Peter Russell
Despite the name this was a walk mainly through leafy woods with 3 gardens and was much appreciated on a perfect summers evening with about 12 attending. We quickly found the Old Bull and Bush pub and passed along an avenue of limes to Pitt's gate at the entrance to a demolished house whose owner lend it to Pitt the elder as a favour but was killed by the mob when standing for parliament himself. Past the site of the gibbett elm into the delightful hill gardens and pergola build by Lord Lever and then a derelict reconstruction of a beach in the zoo made with mispent lottery money, through a water garden and into sandy heath which has many steep little hills and ponds from sand quarrying in the past. We approached the wall of Hampstead garden suburb across 2 games of cricket in lengthening shadows and finished with food and drinks at the Old Bull and Bush pub most of which is now an excellent restaurant with white leather chairs etc.

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