HarrowWembley

Harwem two
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By Jane Taylor on 06 Nov 2021


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6km/4mi

Ascent

70m

Descent

99m

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Description

This route is based on Harwem One: it corrects the misrouting at Northwick Park Hospital, and follows the Capital Ring Link to Harrow station, as suggested by Jeff1403 in his review of Harwem One.
Travelling north from Wembley there's a mix of residential streets and local shopping parades as far as South Kenton station. From here the route becomes greener as you pick up the Capital Ring and Capital Ring Link to Harrow, some footpaths may be muddy/slippy after rain.
At Harrow the route passes through the playing fields of Harrow School, and at the top of the hill is Lord Byron's favourite view. Descend into Harrow by footpath and common land

This route is based on Harwem One: it corrects the misrouting at Northwick Park Hospital, and follows the Capital Ring Link to Harrow station, as suggested by Jeff1403 in his review of Harwem One.
Travelling north from Wembley there's a mix of residential streets and local shopping parades as far as South Kenton station. From here the route becomes greener as you pick up the Capital Ring and Capital Ring Link to Harrow, some footpaths may be muddy/slippy after rain.
At Harrow the route passes through the playing fields of Harrow School, and at the top of the hill is Lord Byron's favourite view. Descend into Harrow by footpath and common land

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Harrow
Grid Ref TQ1534688092
Lat / Lon 51.57990° / -0.33672°
Easting / Northing 515,346E / 188,092N
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Wembley
Grid Ref TQ1819185092
Lat / Lon 51.55235° / -0.29668°
Easting / Northing 518,191E / 185,092N
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Mtormey

19 Jun 2022

I walked this route from Wembley to Harrow. It's a walk in two halves; both are really good.

The southeast half is a long stretch along residential streets, but perfectly fine for walking!

The northwest half follows the Capital Ring for a stretch, so navigation is relatively easy. I found the path to somewhat overgrown when I walked it in June of 2022, but moderately well maintained and easy to follow. The climb up the hill offers some glimpses of incredible vews towards London, but I found myself wishing for a grand lookout point that never really materialised!

There's so much going on in just the last bit of the walk, with great parks, great historic buildings of the Harrow School, great climbs and great views.

Overall, a really really solid route I would definitely walk again!.


Derick Rethans

26 Mar 2022

I walked this from Harrow the Wembley. It starts off going up a very steep hill towards the Harrow School. It's nice and green though. From the school there are some nice views, and the route follows the Capital Ring for a while. After descending from the hill and going through the playing fields the route becomes urban, with nearly solely pavement walking. Wembley itself was not great. Very busy with cars, but the walk did get more reasonably safely where I needed to go.


Jane Taylor

06 Nov 2021

I walked this route on a sunny Tuesday morning from Wembley to Harrow. I found it straightforward to follow and some very enjoyable parts at the Harrow end.
Leaving Wembley follow residential streets passing North Wembley and South Kenton stations.
At South Kenton the route joins the Capital Ring path and it may be wet/muddy. The footpath alongside Northwick Park hospital is quite narrow, there are a few joggers and fellow ramblers to say 'hello' to.
The hill at Harrow may seem a bit daunting by London standards but it is an interesting area, you will walk through the school playing fields and the views from the top are well worth it. I was interested to find Lord Byron's favourite view - apparently it is where he would go to get away from everyone while he was at school, and he came back years later and wrote a poem about going back to a special place.
Dropping down to Harrow station there is another great view to the North.

5 stars - reasonably direct and very enjoyable.


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