Numbers for each walk are limited to 12, first come, first served. Group members will be invited join by email the day after the previous walk has taken place, so that a variety of members will have a chance to take part.
Hampstead : a walk led by John Wray (Group member)
Meet at Hampstead tube station for a 2 mile walk around Hampstead Village, then downhill to Hampstead Heath Overground, exploring around Well Walk, Downshire Hill, and Willow Road, and ending at a friendly pub. Should be around 2 hour walk.
Made in Clerkenwell : a walk led by guest guide Karen Lansdown
Clerkenwell today has more creative businesses per square mile than anywhere else on the planet but it also has a long history of crafts and manufacturing. Huguenot clockmakers, disabled artificial flower makers and brewers and gin distillers are just some of the makers whose stories and hard work have shaped this fascinating district.
The walk will begin and end outside Farringdon Station (main exit and entrance for tube and Thameslink). The walk should last 90 minutes, after which we will find a suitable place for tea.
A rural walk around Forty Hall, Enfield : a walk led by Sally Geeve
At Gordon Hill station we embark on a pleasant stroll through Hilly Fields Park and along Turkey Brook into the grounds of Forty Hall. We will stop for lunch in the cafe garden at the rear, and will find time to wander around the charming walled garden. A doorway at the rear of Forty Hall leads onto a path that joins back up with Hilly Fields, taking us back home via Gordon Hill station. Estimate around 5 miles and taking about 4 hours including lunch stop.
Gordon Hill station is only 15 minutes train ride from Ally Pally station! There is a train from Finsbury Park at 10.54, getting to Haringay at 10.56, Hornsey at 10.58 and Alexandra Palace at 11.02 and arriving at Gordon Hill station at 11.16. With a Freedom Pass it is free. The walk and the cafe are dog-friendly, but there’s a bit of a shortage of loos en route.