Hampstead HeathWood Green

Hamwoo one
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Verified by 83.33% of reviewers

Distance

8km/5mi

Ascent

125m

Descent

160m

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Hampstead Heath and Wood Green.

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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Hampstead Heath and Wood Green.

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This route has been reviewed by 6 people.

This route has been flagged (1 times) for reasons relating to accuracy.

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Route status - Live

Reviews - 6

Average rating -

Is this route good enough? -  Yes (5) No (1)

Problems reported -  Accuracy (1)

Downloads - 12

Surveys

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DescriptionNote
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.

Present at time of survey Public toilet (1)
Maybe present Wheelchair accessible toilet (1)
Present at time of survey Supermarket (2)
Present at time of survey Restaurant (2)
Maybe present Vegan restaurant (2)
Maybe present Accommodation (2)
Maybe present Accommodation < £50 (2)
Maybe present Campsite (1)
Not present at time of survey Bothy (2)
Maybe present Free wifi (1)
Maybe present Public phone (1)
Present at time of survey Mobile phone coverage (2)
Present at time of survey Train station (2)
Present at time of survey Bench (2)
Not present at time of survey Picnic table (2)
Not present at time of survey Bus stop (1)
Not present at time of survey Ferry (2)

Challenges

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

Not present at time of survey Scrambling (2)
Not present at time of survey Wading (2)
Not present at time of survey Swimming (2)
Not present at time of survey Climbing (2)
Not present at time of survey Stepping stones (2)
Maybe present Very slippery (1)
Maybe present Very muddy (1)
Not present at time of survey Very icy (1)
Maybe present Likely to flood (1)
Present at time of survey Long grass sections (2)
Not present at time of survey Crops encroaching on path (2)
Present at time of survey Diverted path (1)

Obstacles

Obstacles on this route.

Not present at time of survey Stiles (2)
Present at time of survey Step and kerbs (2)
Present at time of survey Possible to avoid steps, if applicable (2)
Not present at time of survey Flights of steps (2)
Present at time of survey Gates (1)
Not present at time of survey Kissing gates (2)
Maybe present Locked gates (1)
Maybe present Disables access gates (1)
Present at time of survey Cycle barriers (2)
Not present at time of survey Ladders (2)
Not present at time of survey Cattle grids (2)
Not present at time of survey Fords (2)
Not present at time of survey Narrow bridges (2)
Not present at time of survey Ferry required (2)
Not present at time of survey Acceptable road walking (2)
Not present at time of survey Unacceptable road walking (2)
Not present at time of survey Dangerous road crossings (2)
Not present at time of survey Walking on paths beside roads (1)
Not present at time of survey Walking on verges beside roads (2)
Not present at time of survey Railway crossings (2)
Not present at time of survey River crossings (2)
Not present at time of survey Cattle possible (2)
Not present at time of survey Horses possible (2)
Not present at time of survey Tidal area (2)
Not present at time of survey Potential falls (2)
Not present at time of survey Exposed to elements (2)
Not present at time of survey Remove area (2)
Not present at time of survey Mountainous area (2)
Not present at time of survey Military training area (2)
Not present at time of survey No visible path (2)
Not present at time of survey Seasonal nesting birds (2)
Not present at time of survey Other hazards (2)

Accessibility

Is this route step and stile free?

Present at time of survey Free of stiles (2)
Present at time of survey Free of single steps/kerbs (1)
Present at time of survey Free of flights of steps (2)
Not present at time of survey Free of other obstacles (2)

Measurements

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

The narrowest part of the path is 55.0cm (2)

The steepest uphill gradient walking East 18.0% (2)

The steepest uphill gradient walking West 18.0% (2)

The steepest camber gradient across the path 6.0% (2)

How clear is the waymarking on the route: Clear (2)

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.

17.5% of the route is on roads (2)

70.0% of the route is lit at night (2)

65.0% of the route is paved (2)

40.0% of the route is muddy (2)

5.0% of the route is over rough ground (2)

7.5% of the route is through long grass (2)

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2 surveys

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2X July 2021 by Jbax
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3X January 2022 by Strider
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Geography information system (GIS) Data

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Start and end points

Hampstead Heath
Grid RefTQ2724085629
Lat / Lon 51.55521° / -0.16604°
Easting / Northing527,240E / 185,629N
What3Wordstiming.little.bucks
Wood Green
Grid RefTQ3101190407
Lat / Lon 51.59728° / -0.10990°
Easting / Northing531,011E / 190,407N
What3Wordssocket.pines.shovels

Hamwoo One's land is

Urban 89.8%
Woods 10.2%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018

Reviews


Mtormey

03 May 2022

I like this route quite a bit, but unfortunately I can't verify it as it's not accurate, as other reviewers have noted! I'll upload an alternative now.


Strider

02 Jan 2022

I walked from Wood Green to Hampstead. After the busy High Street (coffee, snacks!) you are quickly into a small park then up to Alexandra Park Station and across a bridge leading to Alexandra Park with views of London and the Palace. Through an avenue of trees, past a café in The Grove to passageways and into a Parkland walk with more views of London. The entrances and exit to Highgate Woods are not wheelchair friendly. Paths are uneven but not too muddy. There is a short section of residential walking through Highgate. The entrance to Hampstead Heath was not where shown, as previously mentioned in Dannyash's review, but I found one not too far away (see photo). It was January and wet so some paths were very muddy and slippery, mostly good paths though. I took a short detour to the top of Parliament Hill for the views.
From Wood Green the first 2Km of the walk is uphill then undulating and steep in places (18%). A beautiful mostly green walk with great views.


Jbax

20 Jul 2021

An excellent route with accessible nature and adventure. Despite it's length, roughly 80% of this route is through natural paths, parks, and forest in contrast to many that need to use mostly sidewalks.

I began at the Hampstead Heath Overground station. Exiting Hampstead Heath proved tricky, and ultimately I was unable to find the exact spot indicated on this map. Also, later on in the journey, I found that the selected route through Alexandra Park was closed due to apparent construction. I took a larger path to the right which ran parallel and to the same exit point.

Lots of views, nature, and benches along the way. Worth the walk.


Diamondgiza

10 May 2021

Beautiful walk.


RhiEv

05 May 2021

This is a pleasant walk. Not suitable for walking at dusk/night due to some remote and uneven paths with no lighting, especially on Hampstead Heath. Need to pay attention to take the correct paths on the Heath to enter and exit at the right place.


Dannyash

24 Apr 2021

A great route within London and likely one of the most green and 'rural' feeling. For most of the walk you are on paths and in woods but also never far from places to get food or make a quick pit stop. It also has great views over London from multiple points. As it goes through Alexander Palace, Highgate Woods and Hampstead Heath you can also extend the walk as much as you like by following other paths. We took advantage of this in the woods and on the heath to find some quieter paths.

One thing to note is that we could not find the path that goes through or to the side of Athlone Gardens. It might be because the house is closed at the moment. We had to go to the other side of the house and enter the Heath a little further down Hampstead Lane.

Overall a great walk which we did as WOOHAM rather than HAMWOO.


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