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SUNDAY STROLL - RETRACING the GREAT LOST JOURNEY of NORTH LONDON (20.04.14).

  • Apr 20, 2014 · 2:00 PM
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VISIT a TIMEWARP this afternoon as we retrace the route of one of London's great lost journeys.

Forgotten Railways, Overgrown Platforms and Phantom Stations are the theme for today's unusual and slightly longer than usual 6 mile Stroll.

Starting at the Finsbury Park we walk through mostly parkland as we trace the route of a railway that once ran to Alexandra Palace via Highgate. http://underground-history.co.uk/northernh.php

The route may be a little muddy in places as we stroll along what has now in places become London's longest Local Nature Reserve which supports a remarkable range of habitats and wildlife. Over two hundred species of wild flower have been recorded and it is probably the only place in Haringey where orchids rub shoulders with dandelions and ivy clambers up fig trees. 

Hedgehogs, foxes, butterflies and a vast array of birds are spotted on a daily basis and even a rare species of deer, the muntjac, is spotted from time to time.

Enjoy London! So get out and see your City in the company of friends! Walking is one of life's inexpensive and healthy social activities. Join us for a leisurely freestyle fascinating afternoon stroll.

Meeting at FINSBURY PARK station (Zone 2) (Station Place side near National Rail entrance and bus stop G).

Finishing at Wood Green station (Zone 3)

WHAT IF THE WEATHER'S BAD - Walking events should always be fun - If the weather is bad, walking is no fun, therefore please check this page on the day.

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  • Geoff L

    Thanks Michael, just read the article. Interesting.

    April 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wikipedia has a great page about the history of the line, wish I'd read it before going, fascinating and we only covered a small section of it yesterday !

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgware,_Highgate_and_London_Railway

    2 · April 21, 2014

  • Amanda J.

    Great day. ..tiring and wet bit worth the effort. . Thanks Tony and the Kensters, you were great escorts as always.

    3 · April 20, 2014

    • Jeremy

      We try our best and thanks for your kind comment.

      1 · April 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Lost the group after we had a little break. When I went out few minutes later, the group has already left !

    April 20, 2014

    • Jeremy

      Barbara, where was this as we thought we made sure we had everybody with us after that short toilet break near the start?

      April 20, 2014

  • Tony W.

    Need more than a drop of rain to dampen our spirits. Thanks everyone.

    3 · April 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great walk, despite the rain, many thanks Tony !

    2 · April 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for the great walk Tony!

    2 · April 20, 2014

  • Geoff L

    Hey, so it was raining but still a great walk. Really enjoyed it.

    2 · April 20, 2014

  • Jeremy

    Excellent walk, led by Tony, despite the wet weather. As usual, in very good company.

    2 · April 20, 2014

  • Julia

    Sorry I didn't make it. I had a busy weekend, hope to meet up with you all soon.

    April 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I couldn't make it, and wasn't able to change my RSVP due to no internet access, sorry. Hope you're all enjoying the walk even though it's now pouring with rain!

    1 · April 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I lost the group during the brrak ! Where are you ?

    April 20, 2014

  • Andrew

    Sorry to miss - it was raining a bit too much when I left. Hopefully safer tomorrow!

    April 20, 2014

  • Andrew

    Sorry to miss - it was raining a bit too much when I left. Hopefully safer tomorrow!

    April 20, 2014

  • Andrew

    Sorry to miss - it was raining a bit too much when I left. Hopefully safer tomorrow!

    April 20, 2014

  • Andrew

    Sorry to miss - it was raining a bit too much when I left. Hopefully safer tomorrow!

    April 20, 2014

  • Jeremy

    we are at national rail exit but leaving soon.....

    April 20, 2014

  • david

    Thinking of joining you after the walk, what pub are you going to be in?

    April 20, 2014

    • Jeremy

      Spouter's Corner

      April 20, 2014

  • Ken

    This event is going ahead, but please come prepared for rain, bring your brollies and raincoats and strong shoes for muddy conditions. You have been warned that it might be a wet experience!

    1 · April 20, 2014

    • Rachel T.

      Hi Ken...I was looking forward to coming today , but have to stay at home to receive a laptop...I'll definitely do the stroll on the 1st June though! I hope the weather won't be too bad for you all! Enjoy :-)

      1 · April 20, 2014

    • Jonathan

      Sorry, was prepared to travel a long way today to attend this interesting walk and would have done had the weather been a bit kinder on my only day off this week !! Good luck anyway to everyone attending and I look forward to the next one

      1 · April 20, 2014

  • Aihong

    Sorry!! I have to change my PSVP in last minute but wish you all have fun and enjoy Eater Sunday and see you on next Friday evening's walk.

    April 20, 2014

  • dale picot-de k.

    Sorry but have to cancel but hope to do the next one.

    April 20, 2014

  • valerie

    Sorry to have to cancel. I truly hope you do this walk very soon again.

    April 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Co Host Michael still going equipped with suitable boots and rainmac

    2 · April 20, 2014

  • Jacquelyn

    Tony and Ken, so sorry to change at last moment - friends called by (plus the weather, chicken that I am!) but have a good walk and see you soon....

    April 20, 2014

  • Anthony

    WHAT IF THE WEATHER'S BAD - Walking events should always be fun - If the weather is bad, walking is no fun, therefore please check this page on the day.

    April 18, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      It's still fun if the weather is bad !

      5 · April 19, 2014

    • Nash

      Some like it bad !lol

      April 20, 2014

  • Ken

    There is a forecast of rain tomorrow. Check back on this event after 11:00 am on Sunday morning to see if the weather has caused a postponement. The next scheduled walk is this coming Friday.....A Twilight Stroll over Primrose Hill and down through Regents Park, which is probably London's most beatiful Park. RSVP Here http://www.meetup.com/LONDON-MEETUP-SOCIAL-GROUP-KENS-EVENTS/events/177863992/

    2 · April 19, 2014

  • Anthony

    *****************************************
    NB. We are meeting 'STATION PLACE' side near National Rail entrance and bus stop G.

    Avoid Seven Sisters Road & Wells Terrace exits

    We will be departing more promptly than usual so please arrive in good time.
    ******************************************

    1 · April 13, 2014

  • javinder

    Unfortunately, away that weekend. Agree with Julie- please repeat!

    1 · April 7, 2014

  • Julie G

    Hope this event will be repeated in the near future.

    April 5, 2014

  • Milady

    Just a reminder - this is Easter Sunday so please factor this into your travel plans for the day. The walk will be a great way to spend the afternoon, especially if the spring flowers are in full bloom!

    1 · March 23, 2014

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