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Thursday, 6 June 2019

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). Journey time is 19 mins from Bank, 16 mins from Charing X (for example).

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:

Thomas G said...

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Very good day for this walk, with extremely fine views of London Town below from the various viewpoints. We stuck broadly to the GPX route but managed to get ourselves locked in to the Kenwood House fenced area (walking too slowly, clearly), so had to climb over a spiky metal fence, else all went fine. Reached the Holly Bush pub just before 9 o'clock. Everyone stayed for at least one drink.