Finchley CentralWood Green

Finwoo one
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By a Slow Ways Volunteer on 07 Apr 2021


Distance

8km/5mi

Ascent

80m

Descent

140m

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Description

This is a Slow Ways route connecting Finchley Central and Wood Green.

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Finchley Central and Wood Green.

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This route has been reviewed by 4 people.

This route has been flagged (2 times) for reasons relating to access.

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Not verified

Route status - Live

Reviews - 4

Average rating -

Is this route good enough? -  Yes (1) No (2) Maybe (1)

Problems reported -  Access (2)

Downloads - 5

Surveys

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Grade 2: Mostly smooth and compacted surfaces, but there may be some loose gravel, muddy patches or cobbles.
Access grade X: At least one stile, flight of steps or other obstacle that is highly likely to block access for wheelchair and scooter users.
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Facilities

Facilities in the middle third of this route.

Not present at time of survey Public toilet (1)
Not present at time of survey Wheelchair accessible toilet (1)
Present at time of survey Supermarket (1)
Present at time of survey Restaurant (1)
Present at time of survey Vegan restaurant (1)
Maybe present Accommodation (1)
Maybe present Accommodation < £50 (1)
Not present at time of survey Campsite (1)
Not present at time of survey Bothy (1)
Not present at time of survey Free wifi (1)
Present at time of survey Public phone (1)
Present at time of survey Mobile phone coverage (1)
Present at time of survey Train station (1)
Present at time of survey Bench (1)
Not present at time of survey Picnic table (1)
Present at time of survey Bus stop (1)
Not present at time of survey Ferry (1)

Challenges

Potential challenges reported on this route. Some challenges are seasonal.

Not present at time of survey Scrambling (1)
Not present at time of survey Wading (1)
Not present at time of survey Swimming (1)
Not present at time of survey Climbing (1)
Not present at time of survey Stepping stones (1)
Maybe present Very slippery (1)
Maybe present Very muddy (1)
Maybe present Very icy (1)
Not present at time of survey Likely to flood (1)
Not present at time of survey Long grass sections (1)
Not present at time of survey Crops encroaching on path (1)
Not present at time of survey Diverted path (1)

Obstacles

Obstacles on this route.

Not present at time of survey Stiles (1)
Present at time of survey Step and kerbs (1)
Present at time of survey Possible to avoid steps, if applicable (1)
Not present at time of survey Flights of steps (1)
Not present at time of survey Gates (1)
Not present at time of survey Kissing gates (1)
Not present at time of survey Locked gates (1)
Not present at time of survey Disables access gates (1)
Present at time of survey Cycle barriers (1)
Not present at time of survey Ladders (1)
Not present at time of survey Cattle grids (1)
Not present at time of survey Fords (1)
Not present at time of survey Narrow bridges (1)
Not present at time of survey Ferry required (1)
Not present at time of survey Acceptable road walking (1)
Not present at time of survey Unacceptable road walking (1)
Not present at time of survey Dangerous road crossings (1)
Present at time of survey Walking on paths beside roads (1)
Not present at time of survey Walking on verges beside roads (1)
Not present at time of survey Railway crossings (1)
Not present at time of survey River crossings (1)
Not present at time of survey Cattle possible (1)
Not present at time of survey Horses possible (1)
Not present at time of survey Tidal area (1)
Not present at time of survey Potential falls (1)
Not present at time of survey Exposed to elements (1)
Not present at time of survey Remote area (1)
Not present at time of survey Mountainous area (1)
Not present at time of survey Military training area (1)
Not present at time of survey No visible path (1)
Not present at time of survey Seasonal nesting birds (1)
Not present at time of survey Other hazards (1)

Accessibility

Is this route step and stile free?

Present at time of survey Free of stiles (1)
Not present at time of survey Free of single steps/kerbs (1)
Present at time of survey Free of flights of steps (1)
Present at time of survey Free of other obstacles (1)

Measurements

Surveyors were asked to measure the narrowest and steepest parts of paths.

The narrowest part of the path is 75.0cm (1)

The steepest uphill gradient walking East 15.0% (1)

The steepest uphill gradient walking West 19.0% (1)

The steepest camber gradient across the path 3.0% (1)

How clear is the waymarking on the route: Unsigned (1)

Successfully completed

We asked route surveyors "Have you successfully completed this route with any of the following? If so, would you recommend it to someone with the same requirements?". Here is how they replied.

Small Pug-sized dog (0)
Small Labrador-sized dog (0)
Large St. Bernard-sized dog (0)
Standard pram (0)
Off-road rugged pram (0)
Standard wheelchair (0)
Off-road rugged wheelchair (0)
Standard mobility scooter (0)
Off-road rugged mobility scooter (0)

Recommended by an expert

We asked route surveyors "Are you a trained access professional, officer or expert? If so, is this route suitable for someone travelling with any of the following?" Here is how they replied.

Small Pug-sized dog (0)
Small Labrador-sized dog (0)
Large St. Bernard-sized dog (0)
Standard pram (0)
Off-road rugged pram (0)
Standard wheelchair (0)
Off-road rugged wheelchair (0)
Standard mobility scooter (0)
Off-road rugged mobility scooter (0)

Terrain

We asked route surveyors to estimate how much of the route goes through different kinds of terrain.

65.0% of the route is on roads (1)

95.0% of the route is lit at night (1)

98.0% of the route is paved (1)

2.0% of the route is muddy (1)

2.0% of the route is over rough ground (1)

There is no data on long grass

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2X December 2021 by Strider
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Geography information system (GIS) data

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Start and end points

Finchley Central
Grid Ref TQ2528590691
Lat / Lon 51.60114° / -0.19242°
Easting / Northing 525,285E / 190,691N
What3Words advice.frames.jumpy
Wood Green
Grid Ref TQ3101190407
Lat / Lon 51.59728° / -0.10990°
Easting / Northing 531,011E / 190,407N
What3Words socket.pines.shovels

Finwoo One's land is

Green urban 16.2%
Urban 83.8%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018

reviews


Derick Rethans

06 Mar 2022

Mostly a nice route, especially the Ally Pally Park, but definitely not walkable through St Pancras and Islington Cemetery. Just like another reviewer, rerouting through Creighton Avenue is desirable, and I've uploaded Finwoo 2 for that.


Strider

30 Dec 2021

I walked from Wood Green to Finchley. After some busy roads leading form Wood Green Station to Alexandra Palace Station you cross a bridge over the railway to Alexandra Park. The park is lovely and the path is wide and well made, steep (19%) in places, good views over London and of the Palace. A long section through residential suburban streets to Coldfall Wood where a detour is needed (see previous reviews).
I have suggested an alternative route down through the woods across a couple of bridges (muddy) then along Creighton Ave and up through a quiet estate to re-join the original route (see picture).
More suburban streets and a nice park until the busy Ballards Lane on the approach to Finchley Central Tube station.


Rafael Goriwoda

05 Jun 2021

Just to second Tom's comment: the route currently passes through Islington & St.Pancras Cemetery which will be closed for quite a lot of the time.

In addition, there is no exit from the cemetery into Coldfall Wood.

Coldfall is pretty, but if the route needs to go through Craighton Avenue, it might be more efficient to leave the wood to the side and instead turn south towards Twyford Avenue, Queen's Avenue and Duke's Avenue.


Tom

06 May 2021

Travelling from Finchley Central to Wood Green. There is no public access to Exit Road so the route can't be progressed, as is, at this point. Exit Road is gated, and I confirmed the access restrictions with a resident. I believe the problem is that the route crosses the Islington & St Pancras Cemetery therefore there are restrictions to access. I would recommend rerouting down High Road and Creighton Avenue and joining Coldfall Wood from the Creighton Avenue entrance. Islington & St Pancras Cemetery grounds should be avoided completely.


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