This month's walk includes the whole of section 12 of the Capital Ring, an orbital walking route which circumnavigates Inner London. To extend the walk length to 7 miles, we will start back at East Finchley which lies within the previous section 11. Although within a densely populated area, this is one of the greenest parts of the Capital Ring.
On leaving East Finchley, our walk will soon pass into attractive woodland in Highgate and Queen's Woods, then follow most of the well-known Parkland Walk (London's longest nature reserve) along the course of the former railway line between Highgate and Finsbury Park.
We will pass through Finsbury Park (the park itself), and then by the 'New River' - created as a canal four hundred years ago - passing Stoke Newington Reservoirs, attractive Clissold Park and finally the fascinating Abney Park Cemetery before arriving at Stoke Newington.
The walk is easy walking mainly on firm paths and pavements, however there is a steep climb with steps near Highgate, and steps at Abney Park Cemetery, both of which can be avoided.