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Bowes Park Walking Group


Bowes Park Walking Group

A friendly group of people from Bowes Park and Bounds Green who enjoy walking in congenial company. Weekend walks take place once a month, 

You are very welcome to join us.

Information: 020 8881 5195 / 07795 640464.

Location: Bowes Park
Members: 19
Latest Activity: May 18

Bowes Park Walking Group

About the Walking Group

We are a friendly group of people living in and around Bowes Park and Bounds Green who enjoy walking in congenial company. Monthly weekend walks range from the local to central London to the rural. We aim to walk all year round – only really bad weather will stop us! New walkers always welcome - come and try us out. We also hold occasional social events.

NB: Always dress appropriately (rural walks may be muddy) and take water with you.

More information from

Founder member Catharine Perry talks about the Walking Group in this video



Wednesday 13 May - Evening Walk - Oakwood to Old Southgate via Oakwood and Grovelands Parks Led by Caroline Wall

Meeting point and time: Bounds Green Tube Station at 6.45 pm 
Distance: 3 miles

Travel arrangements: Oystercard - Piccadilly Line tube from Bounds Green (on boundary Zones 3 and 4 but counts as Zone 4 if you're travelling north which we are) to Oakwood tube station (Zone 5).

A green and pleasant walk along leafy streets and through two pretty local parks.   We will finish at Old Southgate Green with post-walk refreshment available at Ye Olde Cherry Tree Pub.  Home to Bounds Green is a quick ride on the 299 bus (or 121 to Green Lanes and Wood Green) from the bus stop just outside the Pub. 




Weekend walks 2015

Saturday 30 May
6 mile linear walk from Watton-at-Stone to Hertford North
Walk Leader: Caroline Wall (07803 172527)
Please meet at Bowes Park Station, ticketed and ready to catch the 13:42 train (it will say Stevenage on the front) which arrives at Watton-at-Stone at 14:15 (or board train previously at Alexandra Park or afterwards at Palmers Green). 
You will need to buy a ticket as an Oystercard will not cover you for the full journey. 
Please wear comfortable footwear and bring plenty of water to drink.

From W-at-S station we head down Church Lane to reach the parish church of St Mary & St Andrew and then head up Perrywood Lane turning left at an arrow post to head across fields.  En route we will have views of the Woodhall Estate and its 18th century house which is let to Heath Mount School (an independent girls preparatory school).  The Estate, which is a working farm,  has also been used as a film location for ITV’s  Foyle’s War, Stephen Poliakoff’s the Lost Prince and My Uncle Silas by H E Bates.     On reaching the end of the fields we cross over the road to enter the Estate and walk past its lake and some farm buildings before we do a U-turn across a couple of low stone bridges to head directly south along the valley of the River Beane passing through Stapleford, Waterford and the pretty Waterford Marshes Nature Reserve.  We then head back to Hertford North Station via tracks and quiet side roads.   We have the choice of taking post-walk refreshment in the Pub opposite the station or catching the next train back to Bowes Park and heading for The Step.  Return trains from Hertford North are at 13 and 43 minutes past the hour.     

Saturday 27th June 2015.  Bayford 
Evening walks 2015
Evening walk in mid June 2015.  Date/details to be decided later
New Year’s Day 2016


Sunday 26th April - Country walk in parks and woodland in North Enfield led by Jane Fish

The Walking Group Outside Forty Hall
Sunday 29 March - Led by Robert Young
Not As Wet As Expected as the Group Walk Round Trent Country Park

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 28th - Brixton to Sydenham Hill via Dulwich Village.

SUNDAY 25th JANUARY - A gentle stroll around MAYFAIR. 

New Year's Day Walk  - 1st January 2015

Wood Green to Stroud Green led by Robert Young.
The walk included a stroll through Trinity Gardens, Avenue Gardens, Wood Green Common, New River, Haringey Passage, Finsbury Park and Parkland Walk. Finished at the Old Dairy pub in Stroud Green. The walk was about 5 miles.

SUNDAY 30 November 2014 Tower Hill to Wapping

Sunday 26th October 2014 New Southgate to Lover's Walk

Who knew there were so many interesting bits of green and wooded space around the edge of the North Circular? A dozen or so walkers found out on this walk.

Sunday 28 September 2014 - 6.5 miles linear walk: Finsbury Park to Alexandra Park

Sunday 31 August 2014 - Boston Manor to Kingston

Monday 11 August 2014 - Evening walk via Oakwood and Grovelands Parks to Ye Olde Cherry Tree Pub,  Southgate Green

Wednesday 16 July 2014 - Bounds Green to Stroud Green

Saturday 28 June 2014 – Wanstead to Chingford

We got to Wanstead in 50 minutes. Weather was as forecast. One heavy downpour while we had coffee and lunch, and another when leaving Wanstead Park. After that only a few light showers and wet grass to contend with. It was an interesting, green, easy walking, no roads walk. And the information centre was open in Wanstead Park. Despite being a Centenary Epping Forest Walk, it is not waymarked. Having pre-walked it twice, the final route still varied slightly. Definitely a walk to be done with somebody who roughly knows it. But we got to Chingford, earlier than expected, and enjoyed the usual pub finish. Despite some rain, a good walk.

Wednesday 11 June 2014 - Enfield to Bowes Park

21 walkers (probably a record number) came for all or part of this delightful midsummer-ish evening 4.5 mile walk along the New River from Enfield.  Those that lasted out to the end felt we had earned our convivial drinks in The Step which rounded off the evening.

Sunday 25 May 2014 - walk from Debden to Theydon Bois via Abridge

Monday 12 May 2014 - evening walk from East Barnet to The Ranelagh

Saturday 26th April 2014 - Walthamstow Marshes

Sunday 30th March 2014 - a walk round historic Chelsea 

There was a good turnout for this walk, which included a visit to Ranelagh Gardens, (a pretty wooded park within the grounds of the Royal Hospital), which was new to most of the walkers.

Saturday 22 February 2014 – 6 mile linear walk: Watton-at-Stone Station to Hertford North Station.

A scenic walk in Hertfordshire passing through a country estate and alongside the River Beane

Sunday 26 January 2014 Spitalfields and Whitechapel

A good sized group braved the rain and cold to sample some of the delights of the east end, including a Hawksmoor church, Spitalfields market, a Grade1 listed shopfront behind Liverpool Street Station, and a former doss-house where Stalin and George Orwell once stayed - now converted into posh flats.

Wednesday 1 January 2014 - Edmonton to Winchmore Hill

Sunday 24 November 2013 'Primrose Hill, Regents Park and St. Johns Wood'

Saturday 26 October 2013 - "Ally Pally deer park to John Constable's grave, Hampstead"

Saturday 28 September 2013 - "Tottenham Hale to Upper Clapton"

Saturday 31st August 2013 - Broxbourne to Cheshunt

Thursday 22 August (evening walk) 2013 - Friern Barnet to Fortis Green

Sunday 28 July 2013, Mill Hill to Brent Cross and Finchley

Monday 15 July 2013, evening walk “A wander around Winchmore Hill and a walk in a park”

Saturday 29 June 2013- walk around St Albans

Friday 21 June 2013 Summer Solstice evening walk - woods and paths near Hampstead Garden Suburb

Saturday 25th May 2013 _ Regents Canal

Thursday 16th May 2013 - "Saunter in Southgate"

Saturday 27 April 2013 – circular waterside walk between Hertford and Ware

Sunday 24th March 2013 - Lover's Walk to Princess Park Manor

Sunday 24th February 2013 - Winchmore Hill to Southgate

Sunday 27th January 2013 -  Greenwich to Woolwich

Tuesday 1 January 2013 New Southgate ramble

Sunday 25 November 2012 - Angel to St Pauls

Saturday 27 October 2012 - Farthing Down, Happy Valley and Chaldon Church

Saturday 29 September 2012 - Egham to Windsor

Sunday 26 August 2012.  Circular walk in the Lee Valley from Cheshunt

Thursday 16 August 2012.  Evening walk in Wood Green and Tottenham

Saturday 28 July 2012- Penge West, Crystal Palace, Horniman museum

Wednesday 11 July 2012:  Evening walk in the Lea Valley

Meanderings in Mill Hill, Sunday 24 June 2012

Muswell Hill to East Finchley, Tuesday 19 June (evening walk) 2012

Shooters Hill, Eltham Palace, King George's walk, Mottingham, Sunday 27th May 2012

Finsbury Gardens (Bowes Park) to Crouch End and pub Wednesday 16th May 7pm 2012

Saturday 21 April 2012 - Cuffley to Gordon Hill/Crews Hill

Sunday 25 March 2012 - Kensal Green to Warwick Avenue



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Comment by Stephen Middleton on May 18, 2015 at 14:53

Great evening walk last week passing through woods in Grovelands Park

Comment by Stephen Middleton on July 17, 2014 at 10:33

Enjoyed walk yesterday, thanks and saw this beautiful gall in Tunnel Gardens on the route caused by a small wasp:

Comment by Stephen Middleton on July 13, 2014 at 19:27

Coming Wednesday.

Comment by gerry kift on June 12, 2011 at 20:23
Will come for eve walk at Barnet . See you at Arnos Grove station

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