This walk, reachable by Underground, explores an area of greenbelt that would have been engulfed by the 1930s expansion of London's suburbia but for the resistance of local residents. The result is a large chunk of countryside that intrudes into London on the so-called Northern Heights - the hills above and behind the more famous ones of Hampstead and Highgate.
At one point on this walk you can actually look down on Alexandra Palace and Highgate Hill, and have the illusion that everything in between is still countryside.
Transport & Meeting Point
We'll meet at Totteridge & Whetstone station at 11:00am (zone 4, Northern Line). You can access to this station using your Oyster Card or Contactless card.
- Distance: 14km (8.8 miles)
- Grading: Easy
- Rating: 3 out of 10.
- Hiking time: About 4 to 5 hours of actual hiking
We'll stop during the hike for a snack lunch so please bring food and drink. We’ll visit a pub after the hike where we can get refreshments.
What to Bring
- Suitable hiking clothes & hiking footwear, ideally hiking boots.
- Water (at least 1 and ideally 2 litres)
- Packed lunch/picnic
- Money for drinks and refreshments after the hike
- Members: Free!
- No Members: £6
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