Trent Country Park FREE December Winter Walks
London Country retreat
Join us for FREE December Saturday or Sunday Winter Walks in 413 acres of rolling meadows, enchanting brooks, exquisite lakes, ancient woodland, and imposing historical sites. Trent park forms part of London's Green Belt and being a country park it provides a natural, rural and tranquil atmosphere right on the outskirts of London on the borders of Enfield.
The walk will limited in member numbers last approximately 6hrs in total and start at 10am from Oakwood tube (Piccadilly Line). We will enter Trent Park via Snakes Lane and walk through the ancient woodland and rolling meadows.
There maybe an extension to the hike depending on time, which will take us outside of Trent Park and through a section of London’s Greenbelt and the London Loop.
We will visit The Mansion, which was Middlesex University, the Solitary Obelisk and Camlet Moat which are just some of the remarkable historical sites and an ornate Water Garden.
After the walk around Trent Park we can have afternoon lunch at the cafe and chill out in serene, bucolic and picturesque surroundings, followed by drinks and dinner at The Cock & Dragon in Cockfosters.
Camlet Moat is a scheduled Ancient Monument and is protected under the 1979 Ancient Monument and Archaeological Areas. Nothing is known of the origins of Camlet Moat. The first probable occupant was Richard Pounz, Keeper of the Chase in the 1320s. In 1429 the lodge was demolished and the materials sold to help pay for repairs to Hertford Castle.
Royal Hunting Forest
The scenery of Trent Country Park is immensely ancient, a relic of the Royal Hunting Forest of Enfield Chase which was mentioned in the Domesday Book, the immense survey of England conducted by William the Conqueror in 1086.
What gives Trent Country Park its distinctive character is that it has survived almost unchanged from those days when it served for nearly 400 years as royal hunting ground. Henry VIII, Elizabeth I and James I could be seen on their regal horses hunting deer in the splendid forest.
Level: Easy to Moderate.
Time/Distance: 6hrs - 8.5miles (13.6km)
Meeting point: Oakwood Tube station
Meeting time: 9.45am (Walk starts at 10am).
NOTE: Please remember to change your RSVP if you are no longer able to make the event. This is a FREE event so please ensure you update you status allowing plenty of time for others to RSVP, as member numbers are limited for each Saturday or Sunday walk.
Things to bring:
Packed lunch (picnic)
Waterproof clothing (weather dependant)
Money (cash for drinks/pub/dinner)
By taking part in this meetup you agree to the following disclaimer:
We consider safety to be our number one priority and while we never take unnecessary risks, we do recognise that any outdoor activity involves a danger of personal injury or death. Remember that you should be aware of and accept these risks as you are responsible for your own safety and you should not undertake anything beyond your abilities. It is also your responsibility to be correctly equipped for the weather and activity you have chosen to participate in.
We recommend that everyone participating in outdoor activities obtain appropriate insurance. The BMC offer excellent policies for all outdoor enthusiasts at very competitive rates:https://www.thebmc.co.uk/modules/insurance/Landing.aspx