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Monday, 21 August 2017

Greenacre Walks - Walk the Alban Way

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 Walk the Alban Way

Sunday 1st October 2017.
We will meet in the car park Mill Hill Broadway station 11-20am
where we will purchase group cheap day return tickets
(Entrance Bunns Lane)
RSVP: mikegee1968@gmail.com



The Greenacre autumn literary walk continues our theme of following disused railway lines but this time something slightly different - we take the train from Mill Hill Broadway three stops up the line to St Albans where we will find the 'Alban Way'. We read poetry too! We are getting a special party rate £4.10 from Thames Link Trains, this means staying in the group there and back. Otherwise it will cost you more.



We pass many green spaces – cemetery, schools, parks. - and Hill End Garden of Rest. This used to be a cemetery where mental patients were buried in unconsecrated, unmarked graves. It’s now part garden of remembrance and part nature reserve. 



Marconi works used to be near here. New housing is built very close to and/or encroaching on the old line which is now very narrow in places.

We leave the line at Hixbury Lane and head for Highfield Park. This is extensive parkland which was once hospital grounds and is now run by a trust and open to the public. Old hospital buildings are now residential. 

We go through garden suburbs to a footpath across Verulam Golf Club and back to The Alban Way. Good views of River Ver from Alban way. Under bridge and back to St Albans City Station for the finish.


Total distance of loop, station to station – 4.9 miles.


Don't forget to bring a bus pass or Oyster card and a bottle of water! The cost of this walk is £3-50 per person.



For more details: 020 8346 5503 or email: mikegee1968@gmail.com


Thursday, 13 July 2017

Greenacre Walks - Walk the Nicky Line

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 Walk the Nicky Line


Sunday 30th July 2017.
Meet in the car park Mill Hill Broadway station 11-20am
where we will purchase group cheap day return tickets
(Entrance Bunns Lane)
RSVP: mikegee1968@gmail.com

Either bring a packed lunch or pre-order lunch:


The Yard Pizzeria - Food MUST be preordered
020 8346 5503 by Sat 29th
1 - Marinara Tomato base with oregano & garlic £6-50
2 - Margherita Tomato base with mozzarella £8-90
3 - Diavola Tomato base, mozzarella & pepperoni £9-90
4 - Cotto and Funghi £10-90


We continue our theme of following disused railway lines but this time something slightly different - we take the train from Mill Hill Broadway four stops up the line to Harpenden where we will find the 'Nicky Line'. We are getting a special party rate £5.00 from Thames Link Trains, this means staying in the group there and back. Otherwise it's £7.50 return.


Once we leave Harpenden we are crossing Hertfordshire countryside and open farmland - there are no drop out points along the way. If you start you're in to the finish.​

​After our stop at Cafe Strada we will catch the train back to Mill Hill Broadway​. We estimate that we will catch the first southbound train from Harpenden that runs after 4-30pm.

Don't forget to bring a bus pass or Oyster card and a bottle of water! The cost of this walk is £3-50 per person.



For more details: 020 8346 5503 or email: mikegee1968@gmail.com



Friday, 19 May 2017

Greenacre Walks - Mill Hill to Edgware


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 Mill Hill to Edgware

Sunday 11th June 2017. 
Meet outside Mill Hill East tube station 11-45am
RSVP: mikegee1968@gmail.com
Please bring a packed lunch.


We continue our exploration of disused railway lines by following the line from Mill Hill East. It had been planned to run the Northern Line through Edgware and Elstree to Bushey Heath but although much work was carried out it didn’t actually open. Most of the line to Edgware is still in existence as greenways.
Don't forget to bring a bus pass or Oyster card and a bottle of water! The cost of this walk is £3-50 per person.

For more details: 020 8346 5503 or email: mikegee1968@gmail.com




Sunday, 9 April 2017

HIGHGATE to HIGHBURY RAILWAY WALK

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 Highgate to Highbury Railway Walk

Sunday 23rd April 2017. 
Meet outside Priory Gardens entrance to 
Highgate tube 11-30am
RSVP: mikegee1968@gmail.com
Please bring a packed lunch.



Don't forget to bring a bus pass or Oyster card and a bottle of water! The cost of this walk is £3-50 per person.

For more details: 020 8346 5503 or email: mikegee1968@gmail.com




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Sunday, 26 February 2017

A Branch Line Walk

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 A Branch Line Walk

Sunday 5th March 2017. 
Meet outside East Finchley tube station at 11-45am. RSVP
Lunches & afternoon tea need to be pre-ordered from: mikegee1968@gmail.com



Lunches and afternoon tea must be pre-ordered:

Alexandra Palace Garden Centre PRE-ORDER LUNCH MENU

1 Homemade Leek & Potato Soup Served with croutons and French stick bread. £4.50
2 Omelette Choice of two fillings: cheese, ham, mushroom, or tomato. Served with salad. £5.95
3 Ham or Cheese Ploughman’s. Served with pickles and salad £5.50
4 Chicken, Bacon, & Salad Sandwich £4.95
5 Tuna Mayonaise Sandwich Sandwiches served with crisps and side salad £4.95

Priory Park CafĂ© - PRE-ORDER TEA MENU 

1 Lemon Polenta Cake £2.20
2 Banana Cake £2.00
3 Pain aux Raisin £1.70
4 Tea £1.00
5 Speciality Tea £1.40 
6 Coffee £1.60


Don't forget to bring a bus pass or Oyster card and a bottle of water! The cost of this walk is £3-50 per person.

For more details: 020 8346 5503 or email: mikegee1968@gmail.com


Monday, 23 January 2017

Greenacre Walks - First walk of 2017

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 WINTER WALK

Save the date
Sunday 5th Mar 2017 


A circular walk   


Lunches - tbc

We will meet at East Finchley at 11.30am. 
Details of the walk will be announced very soon. There will be a lunch stop and afternoon tea with cakes of course as we'll be walking those calories off during the afternoon.


Bring a bus pass or Oyster card just in case we get a bus home. The cost of this walk is £3-50 per person.



For more details: 020 8346 5503 or email: mikegee1968@gmail.com



Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Greenacre Walks - Woodland Walk

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 WOODLAND WALK

Sunday 6th Nov 2016 
meet at East Finchley 11-30am

A circular walk .  
 Don't be late!

Pre-ordered lunches have finished - if you want to join us for the walk, you will need to bring a packed lunch.

We start at East Finchley tube station and walk through Cherry Tree Woods, a quick look at the disused railway line and bridge by Highgate Wood, through Highgate Wood, then on to Queen's Wood where we stop for lunch. The food is very tasty, freshly prepared and some of the ingredients will have come from the organic vegetable garden round the back.

After lunch we set off through a lesser known part of Queen's Wood to an even lesser known woodland trail and nature reserve that runs to Shepherd's Cot, a 56 acre green oasis in the heart of Crouch End that is primarily used for sports. From there to the Meadow Orchard Project, Priory Park for tea, then to the lower slopes of Ally Pally, Grove Park, a tunnel under Muswell Hill and along Parkland Walk which is the old disused railway line that has reverted back to nature.We walk along the top of a viaduct that has spectacular views across London to the south east. And we do all this in 4 miles!

Mike has already been out on several recces and this really is a lovely walk at this time of year - a carpet of leaves to walk on, and stunning views along the way. The food at Queens Wood is excellent, freshly prepared with some of the produce grown on site. Bring a bus pass or Oyster card just in case we get a bus home. The cost of this walk is £3-50 per person.

Distance to lunch stop - 1 mile.   Total distance to Finish - 4 miles.

For more details: 020 8346 5503 or email: mikegee1968@gmail.com