Potters BarEnfield Town

Potenf two
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By Strider on 11 Aug 2022


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This route created to address, and hopefully avoid, the criticisms of Potenf One

This route created to address, and hopefully avoid, the criticisms of Potenf One

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Potters Bar
Grid Ref TL2503801392
Lat / Lon 51.69736° / -0.19216°
Easting / Northing 525,038E / 201,392N
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Enfield Town
Grid Ref TQ3295596570
Lat / Lon 51.65221° / -0.07951°
Easting / Northing 532,955E / 196,570N
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Mark Sow

16 Oct 2023 Autumn

I started at Enfield and the route zig zags north west through leafy back alleys and the suburbs. After the ridgeway, pick up the outer London orbital path that eventually reaches an obelisk by Ferry Hill, close where there is a place to stop for refreshments. The path was quite overgrown on Ferry Hill. Towards the M25, I missed the turn to the public footpath on Bentley Heath lane, so had to double back... From Bentley Heath Lane - the route went through a field with some horses the across a bridge on the M25. Once over the M25 the field was very muddy and I was unsure which path to take, so followed the edge of the field along the motorway until I reached Baker Street and it was a straight run into Potters bar. For coming back to Enfield from Potters Bar- I used the reverse of the route I found by accident, which is a path on the south side of where the M25 bridge crosses Baker Street - which was much less muddy, albeit somewhat overgrown and a bit of a dumping ground and led to Bentley Heath lane.


Derick Rethans

27 Nov 2022 Autumn

I walked this on a chilly and slightly sunny November morning, from Potters Bar to Enfield. It had rained moderately in the past.

This was mostly a delightful route. After getting out of Potters Bar, there was a fairly steep and muddy path to the footbridge to cross the M25. After crossing it, there were a few footpaths along fields (one with horses) before the route continued along a one way lane with a cycle way counterflow. There was almost no traffic, so not a problem to walk along. After a while, this turned into some annoying verge walking, including going slightly up a hill. There were some nice views though. After crossing into the borough of Enfield, there is a woody path leading towards Hadley Wood station. The route then continues a little through the residential streets, before you have to walk along a verge up a hill again. It's not a very long stretch, but a little tedious. After spotting an obelisk, the route then continues along the London LOOP through Enfield Chase. This is a new and lovely path, with lots of newly planted trees. I reckon about 25% was still alive in some sections, but 75% in a select few others. There are plenty of nice resting places there too. After a while you cross a stile and then the route processed along a fairly busy road into Enfield Town.

Definitely a nice route, which I'd walk again. If I have one suggestion, I would not have walked along Lancaster Avenue, turning south along Cockfosters Road, to Ferny Hill, but instead I would have gone north at Duchy Road, following Waggon Road to take a footpath east at the roundabout with Cockfoster Road. But I don't find it important enough to draw a new route for.


Strider

11 Aug 2022 Summer

This is a re-posting of a route I walked last December (it is now August) that somehow disappeared from the site at some point.
I walked from Potters Bar to Enfield.
This was created to try and avoid the Rideway which Potenf One followed, with bad reviews.
This route tries to avoid the Ridgeway, but does join it near Enfield, and quickly leaves it to go through Old Enfield Village. There is some walking along roadside verges, but mostly through woods and fields. The highlight is the newly created path through Enfield Chase. It is part of the London Loop and replaces the path on the maps. Thousands of newly planted trees that I hope are surviving the current hot weather.


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