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Capital Ring (Part 8) – East Finchley to Stoke Newington

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General information


We today continue our circumnavigation of the Capital Ring and move from the North to the East postal districts. This is another very green part 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.

Terrain / Difficulty

Gravel paths along the Parkland Walk and in other green spaces; otherwise mainly surfaced paths and street walking. There are steps near Highgate and at Abney Park Cemetery.

Approximate Distance

7 miles

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