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Overview

The walk starts at Green Lanes by climbing the Harringay ladder (a pedestrian passageway through a series of parallel streets). We then cross the New River and railway to see Hornsey church tower, all that remains of the old parish church. A brief section of the New River before the climb to Alexandra Palace and its wonderful view from the front terrace. Leaving via the Grove on a balcony path that is the Parkland walk the  views continue. Into peaceful Highgate wood and then a road climb up to Highgate village, passing the elegant houses on The Grove. We descend and enter Hampstead Heath by the back door and make for Kenwood. I plan to stop for lunch here, please bring a picnic with cafe for drinks only and toilets nearby. Continuing across the Heath and following some of the quieter streets of Hampstead we descend to our finish at Finchley Road station. (Other options nearby Overground and buses). 

Could be muddy in places esp. on the Heath.

Wednesday, 6 March 2024
Start time:
10:40 am
Estimated finish time:
3:45 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
13.7km / 8.5mi
Ascent:
N/A
Type:
linear

Features

  • Refreshments available (Pub/cafe)
  • Toilets available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • No car needed

Starting point

Grid reference:
TQ 31915 88218
Nearest postcode:
N4 1DR
what3words:
wink.dull.cloud
Start time:
10:40 am

Meet outside Harringay Green Lanes Overground station

Finishing point

Grid reference:
TQ 26180 84730
Nearest postcode:
NW6 3BT
what3words:
wins.deed.fats
Estimated finish time:
3:45 pm

Finish at Finchley road station (Met/Jubilee)

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking