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Thursday, 27 June 2019

Evening Walk - Trent Country Park and Enfield Chase

Length: 7.9 km/4.9 mi

Meet 19.00 hours prompt outside Cockfosters Station (Northern Terminus of the Piccadilly Line in Zone 5), travel time from King’s Cross 31 minutes, from Finsbury Park (Victoria Line) 23 minutes.

Parkland at the end of the line in leafy Northern London. Trent Park is a former part of Enfield Chase, a royal hunting ground. The Gates will be closed starting at 21.30 hours.

Refreshments: The Cock Inn, Cockfosters.

For a detailed route map, gpx/kml file  and some directions click here. T=short.10

1 comment:

Thomas G said...

6 off the tube initially, with a couple of those slightly late, and later we bumped into the walk's creator near the end, so n=7 in total, in perfect conditions, namely w=warm-and-sunny-with-a-breeze.
None of the early 6 had been to the park before and we were pleasantly surprised: quiet, scenic, with some far views, mildly undulating, mostly woody, but with some large grassy clearings, plenty of streams and a grand house, plus a large and well-preserved medieval moat in the woods. We improvised the given route a bit to see more of the clearings and the hay meadows and tree-lined avenues on expense of some of the wooded stretches.
Got to The Cock Inn just before 9 and also just in time to place food orders: very tasty stuff in nice surroundings. Only negative: despite 4 hand pumps only one ale and that was out by the time the walk creator arrived.
Also some 'Luxury Apartments' development by the Middlesex Uni buildings in the first third of the route...