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Thursday, 5 July 2018

Evening Walk - Hampstead Heath

Length: 7.5 km (4.7 mi)
Ascent: 225m
Net Walking Time: 1 ¾ hours

Meet outside Hampstead Underground at 18.45 (Northern Line, Edgware Branch, Zone 2/3 boundary).

A classic London walk across Hampstead Heath taking in Parliament Hill, the Pools and Kenwood. The grounds of Kenwood House (on the northern boundary of the Heath and managed by English Heritage), are closed at sunset. The rest of the Heath is accessible at all times.
Hampstead Heath is a large ancient north London parkland managed by the City of London Corporation.

For walk directions, map, height profile, photos and gpx/kml files click here.

Tea: The Holly Bush.  T=short.15

1 comment:

Karen said...

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Relieved to get outside after a torturous Northern Line journey to Hampstead. 9 others were waiting and off we set. We meandered through the Heath, chatting and enjoying the sunshine. We were thwarted from entering the grounds of Kenwood House as an event was taking place there. (House Festival - not quite clear from their website what it was all about. Organised by the Soho House group and Youtube with proceeds going to Kenwood House and Unicef. Nile Rodgers & Chic were the headline act.)

6 of us decided to stop at the Spaniards Inn for a drink to take advantage of their outdoor space. A couple of others who were a bit ahead made their way to the Holly Bush. We were reunited later near the station. A few of us grabbed an ice cream for the journey from the gelateria someone had spotted on Flask Lane at the beginning of the walk.

Nice evening, as always.