Extensive ancient woods in suburban north London, together with a disused railway line reclaimed as open space and supporting a variety of wildlife habitats.
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A gorgeous haven of calm!
I often bring the dog here for a walk as it's less manic than going up to Hampstead Heath. Although it does get busy on a summer's day most people gather in the open section of the park so the circuit of woods is still fairly empty and it's a lovely walk.
There is a small cafe and a playground for the kids that just looks so fantastic I want to run in and play...more
I love, love, love this park...and Momo, my dog, likes it even more.
Highgate Wood is what I'd call the perfect urban park: a combination of almost jungle-like areas and a sporting green with an adjacent café (I've been told that the café is run by a Brazilian chef and the food is supposed to be quite tasty.).
What else do I like about this park? - Being able to escape the hectic activities...more