Coronavirus / Covid-19
Following recent changes in government advice regarding Covid-19 to avoid all non-essential travel and maintain social distancing, all walks and other activities are cancelled until further notice.
We will continue to review the situation in line with guidance issued by the government. Further information can be found here, and will be udpated in due course.
PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE COVID-19 CRISIS NO GOC EVENTS WILL BE TAKING PLACE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
THE DETAILS OF THIS EVENT HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED FOR MEMBERS' INFORMATION WITH THAT STRONG CAVEAT. WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO SCHEDULE AND RUN THE EVENT WHEN IT IS SAFE TO DO SO, ACCORDING TO GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS AND ADVICE AND CONSIDERATION BY THE GOC BOARD.
Today's walk is our 8th part of our clockwise circuit of London via the Capital Ring. We followed this part in February 2018 in very cold conditions.
The walk will be about 7 miles in length. As with other sections of the Capital Ring there will be opportunies to leave the walk early, should people find this convenient.
On leaving East Finchley, the walk passes through attractive woodland in Highgate and Queen's Woods, then follows most of the well-known Parkland Walk (London's longest nature reserve) along the former railway line between Highgate and Finsbury Park. We will pause in Finsbury Park itself before continuing via the 'New River', the Stoke Newington Reservoirs, Clissold Park and finally the fascinating Abney Park Cemetery before arriving at Stoke Newington.
Terrain / Difficulty
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.