Picturesque Friday walk. Highgate to Hackney Wick


This is an interesting walk and one of my most popular ones with lots of wildlife to see, and if you have not done this walk, it is well worth doing.

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 will meet at Highgate Station exit 2 at Priory Gardens, at 11.00 am,
at 11.05 am sharp we will 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 stop at the cafe in Finsbury Park, for a hot drink, after our hot drink, we will walk 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 Alfred 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.

We will stop at a bar near the end with Hacknick Wick Overground station nearby.

£5 meet up fee on arrival {please have the right change}.

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.

Meetup Leader Paul 07530 675739 (not a smart phone)



Event Date Fri 26-08-2022 11:00 am
Event End Date Fri 26-08-2022 4:00 pm
Capacity 25
Registered 0
Individual Price £5.00
Hosted By Anne Galloway
Members Restrictions Open To All Members
Meeting Place Location Highgate Station Underground
Categories DAY EVENTS, Walk
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