New Members Walk Hampstead Heath and Highgate Woods 9 Miles October 2nd

Starting and finshing at Golders Green, this is a country walk inside London. It is suitable for  existing, new and prospective members. Despite being well within  London it is over 85% on tracks and paths , passes through several ancient woodlands and visits many bodies of water. It even goes along a disused railway line. It is a good opportunity for prospective members or those just thinking about joining to meet existing members and find out more about CLOG

I will lead you past West Heath,  Parliament Hill (with one of the very best views of the City) and Highgate Ponds. Ascending Highgate Hill, we will   continue to Highgate Wood where I intend stopping  for lunch (you can buy a meal or a drink  or bring your own picnic to eat on the adjoining lawn) After going through Queens Wood we pass Highgate underground station (it is possible to leave the walk here),The Parkland Walk path is a ribbon of green woods high above the houses on  disused railway line. Crossing high above the Archway  we walk through  Waterlow Park to Highgate Village  then descend to Hampstead Heath passing Kenwood House Ken Wood itself and the strange oaks of Sandy Heath and the North End. Finally we walk down the Heath Extension before turning off to return to the start at Golders Green

There is no difficulty to the walk   but some paths are slippery and will be muddy if there is rain , there are some steep ascents and descents. Waterproof boots or shoes are recommended to protect your ankles and keep feet dry Bring waterproof clothing and be prepared  for a walk of this length.  I expect to finish at about 4.30 but this depends on the pace of the group. If necessary there are many places en routenear bus routes.

Meeting Arrangements
Golders Green tube station at 10:30am
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