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Monday, 27 May 2019

Bank Holiday Walk – [321] The Parkland Walk and a Wetlands Walk

Extra Walk 321 – Alexandra Palace to Tottenham Hale
Full Walk: 15¾ km (9.8 miles). Toughness: 3/10
Morning Walk (finishing at Finsbury Park): 8 km (5.0 miles), 2/10
Afternoon Walk (starting from Finsbury Park): 8¾ km (5.4 miles), 1/10

10:28 Welwyn Garden City train from Moorgate (Highbury & Islington 10:36, Finsbury Park 10:42, etc), arriving Alexandra Palace (TfL Zone 3) at 10:49.

For the Afternoon Walk, make your own way to the café in Finsbury Park (less than 10 mins from the station: see the Walk Notes) ready to set off no later than 1.30pm (ie. get there earlier if you want something to eat/drink first).

Expect to return by tube or bus, as there aren't any mainline trains from Tottenham Hale to Liverpool Street on this Bank Holiday.

This walk is essentially two short walks joined together. The morning walk is mostly along the well-known Parkland Walk (a disused railway line) and the afternoon walk links two large nature reserves, Woodberry Wetlands and Walthamstow Wetlands.

The morning starters should get to the Finsbury Park café at around 12:30-12:45, so those planning to do the full walk should have plenty of time for some mid-walk refreshment before setting off with the midday arrivals. At the end of the full walk there's a café in Walthamstow Wetlands (which closes at 4pm) and a pub across the road if you need something stronger.

As usual there's no leader for this walk. You'll need to bring the directions from this Alexandra Palace to Tottenham Hale walk page. There are of course many other places where you could drop out or join this urban walk; see the notes for details.


Anonymous said...

I can thoroughly recommend the south section of the Walthamstow Wetlands and the cafe in the Engine House there.
However the Ferry Boat Inn was packed on our visit (on the previous Bank Holiday) so we gave that a miss.

Unknown said...

My train arrives in Morden at 11. Can you guys wait a bit? Thanks. Raquel. 07594325538

Anonymous said...

n=18 walkers.
Thank you to Sean for posting the walk,
and pointing out interesting features along the route.