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Saturday, 4 February 2017

Saturday walk - Cockfosters to Enfield Lock

Cockfosters to Enfield Lock
Length: 15 km (9.5 miles). T=ldp.24

Meet at 11:00 at the entrance to Cockfosters Underground station. (Allow 40 minutes journey time from Piccadilly Circus.) Ticket: Pay as you go oyster or zone 1-6 travelcard.

Stage 17 of The London Loop.

Directions by Tfl and available here.

Suggested lunch stop: Rose and Crown, 185 Clay Hill, EN2 9AJ ( 020 8366 0864) - (referenced in the text, page 5, 3rd para from bottom.)

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

A couple of the LOOP signs are missing at Rectory Farm. One at the entrance to the drive and the other at the Turkey Brook.

David said...

Energetic walkers might want to do the extra four miles and end at Chingford. If so, you'll need to have a quick lunch. The extra stretch includes a couple of steep-ish ascents and a descent in the Sewardstone Hills.

David Colver said...

n=9 on this walk in w=brilliant_sunshine. Satisfactory lunch with good service at the Rose and Crown in/on Clay Hill which has signs saying it's under recently changed management. Six back on the 1534 from Enfield Lock, with three others heading on towards Chingford.

I liked this walk and will do it again; you'd never guess that it's only a tube ride from central London.

David F said...

Thanks for the report, David. The LOOP is an excellent option for those who don't want to travel too far. The three who continued on to Chingford caught the 16.55 train back to London. David F

PeteB said...

Did this walk to Chingford the Sunday before last and its not bad at all. Confirm the excellence of the pub where I had a very tasty veggie burger but I'll deduct a point for serving it on a plank of wood!
Just completed the 14.3m stretch from Chingford to Harold Wood but this is a bit more problematic. Happy to provide feedback if anyone is thinking of doing/setting this.