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Edgbre two
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By David Sanderson on 12 Apr 2022







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Version of Edgbre one, mainly improving the crossing of Silkstream Park

Version of Edgbre one, mainly improving the crossing of Silkstream Park


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Grid Ref TQ1948491940
Lat / Lon 51.61362° / -0.27571°
Easting / Northing 519,484E / 191,940N
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Brent Cross
Grid Ref TQ2390787946
Lat / Lon 51.57677° / -0.21328°
Easting / Northing 523,907E / 187,946N
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Hugh Hudson

03 Apr 2024 (edited 04 Apr 2024) Spring

Walked from Edgware to Brent Cross. An enjoyable route, that makes the most of all of the available green spaces.

From Edgware, we head north a few paces and turn right into Bakery Lane, a path between fences that passes London Underground sidings. We follow Brook Avenue and continue on a paved path through a small green space. We follow more residential pavements then head into Watling Park, following the main paved path to its south end. We pass Burnt Oak station and turn left to find Silk Stream Park, where we follow another wide paved path across Montrose Avenue and through Montrose Playing Fields, then head through the tall buildings to Colindale station. Another small park and more residential streets lead to Rushgrove Park (which can be entered earlier without much additional distance).

We then turn left onto Crossway, crossing the stream then taking the path straight on under two railway tunnels and onto the high footbridge over the M1. The access to this bridge has a ramp with steps, so is neither the shortest possible nor the most accessible. More pavements take us to a light assisted crossing over the A504 and a subway under the A41. We soon leave the main road left along Prothero Gardens, and a series of alleyways takes us into Hendon Park, which we cross to its southernmost exit and more residential streets.

The bridge over the North Circular Road has impressively engineered ramps, but no shortcutting steps. From here Brent Cross station is an easy pavement walk (note that the shortcut path into the north side of the station is blocked by locked gates except at peak times, but staying on the pavements is only slightly longer).

David Sanderson

12 Apr 2022 Spring

A route that makes the most of the green spaces between Edgware and Brent Cross. I started from Brent Cross and was surprised to start the route through the underground station. Just beyond, you have your first stair climb over a road bridge, at the level of the railway above the dual carraigeway. The Hendon section has a gentle climb through a park before going down an alleyway which I discovered, on a Saturday morning was the back entrance to a synagogue. Getting across Watford Way involves a subway and then a short stretch along the pavement of the busy A41. It's not long after this that you get great views across northwest London (including the Wembley Arch) from the footbridge over the M1. Strangely this then drops low enough to join the subway under the railway (wow!). From then on it's a series of parks and residential streets connecting underground stops at Colindale, Burnt Oak and then Edgware. There are multiple stops and shops in all of these places, including a modern cafe in the middle of Silkstream Park. Overall a great walk.

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