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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.

Website: http://www.bowespark.org.uk/groups/walking
Location: Bowes Park
Members: 19
Latest Activity: Jun 19

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 walksbowespark@yahoo.co.uk.

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

 

NEXT WALK

Sunday 26th July - Enfield Island Village to Cheshunt (about 6 Miles) ......whilst I wouldn't like to make any promises, I see no reason why you shouldn't be home before 6 if you go on this walk! (Led By David Flett). 

 
Meet at BOWES PARK station in time to catch the 1042 train. This train will have called at Alexandra Palace prior to this and will also stop at Palmers Green. Oyster pre-pay or Freedom passes can be used (you will need one of these since the next stage involves a bus on which cash fares cannot be paid). 
We will travel to ENFIELD CHASE (arrive 1051). Then we cross the road and catch a 121 bus to ENFIELD ISLAND VILLAGE. The 121 will have started its journey at Turnpike Lane and will have run via Wood Green, Palmers Green, Southgate and Oakwood before reaching Enfield. If anyone would prefer to catch the 121 from one of these points please email me (by replying to this address) or phone me (07940 328011) and we will come to an arrangement regarding meeting.   
 
Enfield Island Village isn't an island or a village and its only barely in Enfield. What it is really is a new housing development built on the site of the Royal Enfield Small Arms Factory, for a long time the supplier of rifles and pistols to the armed forces. Some of the original buildings remain and we will walk through them en-route to the River Lee Navigation at Enfield Lock. We then walk beside the canal to Waltham Cross. Here we will visit the 'White Water Centre'. This was built for the Olympics (for whatever sport it is that involves attempting to drown yourself in canoes). We will be able to watch a lot of frightened people attempting to do just that in some very impressive (though artificial) rapids. There is also a substantial cafe here where I propose to eat lunch, though you may prefer to bring your own food and drink and have a picnic.  
After lunch we continue into Waltham Abbey to visit the Abbey itself. There has been a church here since the 7th Century. It was one of the largest churches in England and was an important place of pilgrimage. It was the last abbey to be dissolved by Henry VIII. King Harold is said to be buried 'somewhere' in the grounds (thanks Wikipedia). You can finish here if you wish. There are two buses per hour to Waltham Cross (for train to Tottenham Hale or bus to Enfield/Tottenham). Otherwise we continue on a footpath beside a tranquil stream, then skirting the huge disused Waltham Abbey gunpowder works that is now slowly returning to nature. Passing large lakes popular with birdwatchers we reach the Lee Navigation again. This we follow to near Cheshunt station. Refreshments are available (McMullens Hertford Ales) in a pub near the station if required. Then trains as follows: 
London Overground to Silver Street (for 34 or 102 bus) White Hart Lane (for W3 bus) or Bruce Grove (for 123 or 243 bus) at 01 & 31 minutes past each hour.
Greater Anglia to Tottenham Hale (for Victoria Line or 41/123 bus) at 20, 29, 50 & 59 minutes past each hour.  

 

FUTURE WALKS

 

Weekend walks 2015

Sunday 26th July.  Route to be decided later

Saturday 29th August. Chislehurst circular walk, including part of London Loop

Sunday 20th September (Note: NOT last weekend of month this time). Route to be decided later

Saturday 24th October. Circular walk from Welwyn North

Sunday 29th November.  Urban walk, probably in Enfield

 
Evening walks 2015
 
August - details to be decided later
 
New Year’s Day 2016  - local walk
 
 

PAST WALKS

WEDNESDAY 15 JULY 2015 - EVENING WALK ALONG THE PYMMES BROOK FROM EAST BARNET TO SOUTHGATE led by Caroline Wall

Saturday 27th June 2015 - 6 mile circular walk from Bayford Station , led by Caroline Wall


Wednesday 17 June 2015 - Evening walk on Hampstead Heath, led by Robert Young
 
Saturday 30 May - 6 mile linear walk from Watton-at-Stone to Hertford North Led By Caroline Wall (Pictures By Shweta)

 

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

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
TRENT COUNTRY PARK AND MONKEN HADLEY COMMON TO HIGH BARNET
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 Trish Dyson on June 19, 2015 at 16:23
Excellent pics Stephen, thanks for posting.
Comment by Stephen Middleton on June 19, 2015 at 14:07

Pictures from latest and some earlier walks here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/47046427@N03/sets/72157654362092390

Comment by Stephen Middleton on June 5, 2015 at 14:36
Comment by Stephen Middleton on May 18, 2015 at 14:53

Great evening walk last week passing through woods in Grovelands Park https://www.flickr.com/photos/47046427@N03/17453596938/in/album-721...

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: https://www.flickr.com/photos/47046427@N03/14488765709/in/set-72157...

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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