Picturesque Monday walk. Highgate to Hackney Wick

WALKING FOR HEALTH
We are proud to say that 45+ Not Grumpy has been accepted by the English Tourist Board as Good to Go for 2020 and we are allowed to lead walks and events if we adhere to the Government Covid guidelines set out for groups like ours. We fall under the heading of outdoors, exercise and health category.

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This is one of my most popular walks, and if you have not been on it, suggest you come if you can.

11 am Meet outside Highgate Underground Station Exit 2 Priory Gardens.

11.10 am Depart on walk. Please ring if you have any problems.

11.50 am approx. Coffee in café in Finsbury Park.

12.20 am approx leave Finsbury Park

1.30 am approx Lunch In Clissold Park {please bring your own, or use the Cafe}.

Paul 07530 675739

Meet up charge £5 payable on arrival.

his is an interesting walk and one of my most popular ones with lots to see., and it is advisable to wear boots as some of the paths we are walking on can get muddy.

We will do the usual, stop for coffees, pubs and loos!, and there will be time given to take photographs.

We walk to Finsbury Park designed and built during the early part of the second quarter of the 19th century, following developments in Paris as Londoners began to demand the creation of open spaces as an antidote to the ever-increasing urbanisation of London. Originally to be named Albert after guess who, the first plans were drawn up in 1850.

Renamed Finsbury Park, after the area where the 19th century benefactors who created it lived.

We will be stopping in Clissold Park Stoke Newington for lunch where there is a café there or you can bring your own sandwiches.

We pass along the river Lea and into the Hackney Marshes where many years ago the river formed a natural boundary, so in 527 AD it formed the boundary between the Saxon kingdoms of Essex and Middlesex In the 9th century, it formed a part of the Danelaw boundary and reputedly, Kind Alfed stranded an invading Viking fleet here in 895 AD. This was achieved by draining the river where it met the Thames but the increased drainage affected river navigability, until it was restored in the 17th century.

Distance is approximately 9 miles

If you walk slow, or have a knee problem this walk is not for you.

Please note,

We will be following COV'D 19 procedures, so please ensure you have a mask and hand gel with you, and if you are feeling unwell do not turn up.
Social distancing will be on this walk.

Please advise me at least 24 hrs before, so some one else can take your place.

Failure not do this when signing up again you will be moved to not going.

Meetup Leader Paul 07530 675739 (not a smart phone)

Event Date Mon 20-09-2021 11:00 am
Event End Date Mon 20-09-2021 3:00 pm
Capacity 25
Registered 0
Individual Price £5.00
Hosted By Anne Galloway
Cash Attendees 20
Members Restrictions Open To All Members
Comments How to find us:- Meet outside the station.
Meeting Place Location Highgate Station Underground
Categories DAY EVENTS, Walk
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