Picturesque walk with walker Paul. Highgate to Hackney Wick


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 at the priory gardens exit 2 at Highgate Station

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

11.45 am approx. Coffee in café in Finsbury Park.

Paul 07530 675739

This 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.

Included in our walk will be 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.

Please can you check in advance when you are travelling, and let me know if there are problems getting to Highgate.

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.

Due to the small number that can attend, it is essential for you to contact me if you cannot attend.  If you sign up and do not turn up, without informing me, for future walks other members will be prioritised. 

Meetup Leader Paul 07530 675739 (not a smart phone)

Meetup Fee £5

Event Date Fri 07-08-2020 11:00 am
Event End Date Fri 07-08-2020 4:00 pm
Capacity 12
Registered 0
Individual Price £5.00
Hosted By Anne Galloway
Cash Attendees 12
Members Restrictions Open To All Members
Comments This walk is now full but there is a waiting list
Meeting Place Location Highgate Station Underground
Categories DAY EVENTS, Social, Walk
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