Walking London

Autumn is a particularly good time to enjoy London in all its seasonal splendour. With so many parks and gardens, the metropolis practically glows with all the beautiful colours. What’s more, here in Barnet, we have the proximity of the countryside, as well as easy access to the city.

At High Living we are always on the look out for great walks and I recently came across this inspiring graphic on Londonist website. It’s set out like the tube map and links an inspiring range of designated walking routes, all neatly colour-coded.

Some of them run through our locality, notably the London Loop – we’ve covered the stretch from Barnet to Cockfosters via Hadley Green and Hadley Woods, and the Dollis Valley Greenwalk (here and here). We’ve also been exploring the Lee Valley Walk by bike and we spotted some of the New River Walk in atmospheric Whitewebbs with its intriguing links to the Gunpowder Plot.

This map is a handy short-hand way of seeing what’s where, but it’s also worth treating yourself to Ordnance Survey Explorer maps (now available digitally) for detailed information.

The work was created by Matt Brown of Londonist.com. Please see the original article for further details about the map, and the individual walks it celebrates. Enjoy!



  1. Charles Wicksteed
    • Lucy Bridgers

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