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Brent Cross

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Slow Ways linking Brent Cross and Edgware, Finchley Central, Hampstead Heath, Kilburn, Kingsbury, Wembley

England / Greater London / Brent Cross

Brent Cross’s six Slow Ways are 83% checked

Drawn: 6/6
reviewed: 6/6
verified: 4/6
and surveyed: 4/6

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Walk to Brent Cross from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Brent Cross—Finchley Central
Brefin one Enjoy me Distance 4km/3mi Ascent 54m Descent 16m
Brent Cross—Finchley Central
Brefin two Review me Distance 4km/2mi Ascent - Descent -
Brent Cross—Hampstead Heath
Breham one Enjoy me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 97m Descent 82m
Brent Cross—Kilburn
Brekil one

Verify me Distance 6km/3mi Ascent 50m Descent 63m
Brent Cross—Kilburn
Brekil two Verify me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 72m Descent 84m
Edgware—Brent Cross
Edgbre one Enjoy me Distance 9km/5mi Ascent 75m Descent 86m
Edgware—Brent Cross
Edgbre two Review me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent - Descent -
Kingsbury—Brent Cross
Kinbre one Review me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 71m Descent 67m
Kingsbury—Brent Cross
Kinbre two Verify me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent - Descent -
Wembley—Brent Cross
Wembre one Enjoy me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 108m Descent 99m

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Collective progress

75% of Brent Cross’s six route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

10/10

drawn

10/10

reviewed

6/10

surveyed

4/10

verified

13 people have contributed to Brent Cross’s Slow Ways

1 people have pledged to walk and review a route

7 people have surveyed a route in Brent Cross

63km out of 63km have been walked and reviewed

179km of reviews have been shared in Brent Cross

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I took the opportunity to walk around Strphens house and grounds. Been walking the area all year and had never visited this little gem....

Jennifer Godwin

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Brent Park and Mutton Brook being the highlights and worth a little A-Road time to connect them. Could find some slightly quieter roads off the main roads between parkland areas - but no major issues....

Ben

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It invites you to sidestep the busy A roads and take in a range of ecological spaces from the Mutton Brook, College Rare Breeds Farm, the Dollis Brook and Stephen's House and Gardens. I have given it a 4 because there are some busy roads / stretches of suburbia to cross but it is otherwise a fantastic alternative to public transport....

Rebecca Lyon

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The route doesn’t finish in the correct place, if you are trying to get to the main shopping Centre. The route could also use side roads which a quieter, but this may be longer. Generally, the route is good!...

Paul Salman

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I would also plan to complete this route during daylight as a large section of the walk is unlit. The route has nice views and takes you away from the busy streets of the places it connects....

James

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While there are minor inclines throughout the route, the steepest point is the pedestrian crossing over the A406 close to Brent Cross station. - The entrance to Brent Cross station the route suggests is closed after 8 pm and all day on Sunday, therefore I had to take a slightly longer route to the main entrance....

Tom

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Excellent route, plenty of green space, and the residential areas are quiet and pleasant. I walked on a Monday lunchtime and Golders Green road (the only potentially noisy one) was pretty quiet. I did go a bit astray on Hampstead Heath (n.b. Follow the cycle route) but not by much, and soon sorted myself out....

Jane Taylor

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Brent Cross—Finchley Central

mtormey added Brefin two, a new walk from Brent Cross to Finchley Central

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(I walked it from Finchley Central to Brent Cross so will describe it that direction). Overall, it's a good and safe route, with half of it quite lovely and the other half perfectly adequate....

mtormey

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Edgware—Brent Cross

David Sanderson added Edgbre two, a new walk from Edgware to Brent Cross

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I walked this route from Hampstead Heath to Brent Cross. Entering Golders Green on a Saturday morning was an interesting time to be there....

David Sanderson

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1 Crossing Silkstream Park, the route takes you away from the main path and takes you around the outskirts of the park, eventually delivering you to a set of steps up to a section of the road away from the pedestrian crossing. Had it followed the main route it would have passed the cafe and then delivered you by ramp to the pedestrian crossing....

David Sanderson

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David Sanderson took this photo on Edgbre one

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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....

David Sanderson

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David Sanderson took this photo on Edgbre two

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A really pleasant stroll, across some lovely green open spaces, the best being Freyent Park, and around Welsh Harp Reservoir. Definitely not appropriate for road bikes, wheelchairs or pushchairs (lots of grass, and would be very muddy in winter/early spring or after rain. The route as laid out here works well!...

RKB

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I had some issues near Stephen's House and Gardens as the normal entrance was closed (for repairs), but one further to the East worked as well....

Derick Rethans

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Between Kilburn and Finchley Road it's fine, but Hendon Way was dreadful. Brekil 2 is a much nicer alternative....

Derick Rethans

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A good urban walk with plenty of refreshments and pubs. Avoiding Hendon Way is a must, but can't be totally avoided. There are also some hills involved, with some safe, but annoying, crossings of busyish roads....

Derick Rethans

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At Childs Hill the route turns off the Finchley Road and drops downhill to Childs Hill park. There's a short section through Basing Hill Park, and an even shorter one on the Hendon Way before turning off into residential streets all the way to Brent Cross....

Jane Taylor

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Brent Cross—Kilburn

Jane Taylor added Brekil two, a new walk from Brent Cross to Kilburn

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I always like walking on the Heath and this indeed took me along some paths I hadn't walked yet. There was very little walking along main roads....

Derick Rethans

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These obstacles aside, the rest of the walk is very pleasant, and links up the different neighbourhoods and stations at this end of the Northern Line in a smart and purposeful way....

Jane Taylor

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This is Kinbre One, but with the navigation in Fryent Country Park and near Welsh Harp fixed, as there were several places that were impassible....

Derick Rethans

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Kingsbury—Brent Cross

Derick Rethans added Kinbre two, a new walk from Kingsbury to Brent Cross

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When I walked it from Brent Cross on a Sunday morning, Hendon Way was thankfully a bit quiet, but it’s still a big, loud, and nasty road to walk along. The second half through West Hampstead, in contrast, is extremely pleasant and lovely urban adventuring....

mtormey

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I walked the route from Brent Cross to Hampstead Heath and the route definitely has two halves. The second half is a lovely adventure through Hampstead Heath, and I found it just really fantastic to explore a much larger part of the park than I’d ever been before....

mtormey

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I walked this route from Wembley to Brent Cross. - the side entrance to the Brent cross station that this route has you take wasn’t open when I walked the route on a Sunday, but you can get to the station from Highfield Avenue no problem...

mtormey

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I walked from Kilburn to Brent Cross. The first 3km is through well-to-do suburbia with pleasant roads and highstreets with a variety of shops and galleries....

Strider

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I walked from Hampstead to Brent Cross, across the Heath , along quiet residential roads before a short section along busy roads....

Strider

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Then there's the Welsh Harp Reservoir Nature reserve with plenty of wild life also, take binoculars if you have them, take a picnic. I took the quiet route as mapped behind the stadium, but you can also go the other way past shops and cafes....

Strider

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The second 'park' follows the Capital Ring (signposted) for a way along beside busy roads then along the Dollis Valley Greenwalk and through Brent Park to a busy crossing close to Brent Cross Tube....

Strider

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About 60% road walking but there are two wonderful places that make you feel you're in a rural setting - The Welsh Harp Reservoir and Fryent Country Park....

Strider

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To/from Edgware and Brent Cross Tube stations, Via Burnt Oak, Colindale, and (close to) Hendon tube stations....

Strider

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There were no issues with the trail as it appears on the site, but there are some accessibility challenges including a section between the main Heath and the extension with a relatively steep unpaved dirt hill and some steps....

jbax

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Brent Cross—Finchley Central

Slow Ways added Brefin one, a new walk from Brent Cross to Finchley Central

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Brent Cross—Hampstead Heath

Slow Ways added Breham one, a new walk from Brent Cross to Hampstead Heath

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Brent Cross—Kilburn

Slow Ways added Brekil one, a new walk from Brent Cross to Kilburn

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Edgware—Brent Cross

Slow Ways added Edgbre one, a new walk from Edgware to Brent Cross

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Kingsbury—Brent Cross

Slow Ways added Kinbre one, a new walk from Kingsbury to Brent Cross

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Wembley—Brent Cross

Slow Ways added Wembre one, a new walk from Wembley to Brent Cross

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Brent Cross, Wed 29 November

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Brent Cross’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

TQ2390787946

Lat / Lon

51.57677° / -0.21328°

Easting / Northing

523,907E / 187,946N

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