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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One of the joys of living in London is that fact that we're blessed with a lot of green space in the middle of our capital city
Some of it, like Hyde Park for example, is there because the monarchs of the time wanted to continue to hunt from Buckingham Palace and therefore kept that area of forest intact
At the weekend, I visited Muswell Hill for the Chicken 2.0 UYE and spotted Highgate Wood...more
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
This is a wonderful, wonderful place. It's always such a treat having access to large open spaces in London and this one is one of the best. The wood is lovely to walk in and there are open spaces to picnic/kick a ball around on in the summer. There's a lovely little cafe with both indoor and outdoor seating which serves delicious food and which gets packed out very quickly.
There's also a...more