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Highbury & Islington Station

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Slow Ways linking Highbury & Islington Station and Angel, Camden Town, Dalston, King's Cross & St Pancras Stations, Wood Green

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Highbury & Islington Station’s five Slow Ways are 90% checked

Drawn: 5/5
reviewed: 5/5
verified: 5/5
and surveyed: 3/5

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Slow Way Route To do
Angel—Highbury & Islington Station
Anghig one Survey me Distance 2km/1mi Ascent 13m Descent 13m
Angel—Highbury & Islington Station
Anghig two Verify me Distance 2km/1mi Ascent 14m Descent 18m
Camden Town—Highbury & Islington Station
Camhig one

Enjoy me Distance 4km/2mi Ascent 22m Descent 30m
Camden Town—Highbury & Islington Station
Camhig two Survey me Distance 4km/3mi Ascent - Descent -
Highbury & Islington Station—Dalston
Higdal one Enjoy me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent 5m Descent 19m
Highbury & Islington Station—Dalston
Higdal two Enjoy me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent - Descent -
Highbury & Islington Station—Dalston
Higdal three Verify me Distance 2km/1mi Ascent - Descent -
King's Cross & St Pancras Stations—Highbury & Islington Station
Kinhig one

Double check Distance 3km/2mi Ascent 17m Descent 33m
King's Cross & St Pancras Stations—Highbury & Islington Station
Kinhig two

Verify me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent 34m Descent 52m
King's Cross & St Pancras Stations—Highbury & Islington Station
Kinhig three Survey me Distance 4km/2mi Ascent - Descent -
Wood Green—Highbury & Islington Station
Woohig one

Review me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 59m Descent 67m
Wood Green—Highbury & Islington Station
Woohig two

Enjoy me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent - Descent -

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79% of Highbury & Islington Station’s five route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

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7/12

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7/12

verified

19 people have contributed to Highbury & Islington Station’s Slow Ways

4 people have pledged to walk and review a route

7 people have surveyed a route in Highbury & Islington Station

44km out of 44km have been walked and reviewed

161km of reviews have been shared in Highbury & Islington Station

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I’ve walked this route many times as a direct route between Highbury corner and Dalston, most recently on Saturday morning. It’s safe, direct and easy to follow, with plenty of bus stops and shops along the way. Depending on the time of day it can be busy with London traffic....

Dan Barron

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It is a pleasant route through parks and quiet residential roads that mostly avoids busy roads except for two short stretches, one to get past the railway at Harringay overground station, the other at the Wood Green end to get to the station. It goes through three green spaces, Highbury Fields, Gillespie Park and Finsbury Park....

Anne Williams

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Worth doing the route to go through Harringay Passage, getting into Gillespie Park (almost feels like a secret garden) and into Highbury Fields for the finish....

Nurjehan Khan

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From Finsbury Park the route goes along the road, where we felt it might have been more pleasant to head through Gillespie Park - though it does go through the southernmost part of the park before leaving the park and heading up the second big hill of the route: Highbury Hill....

Sarah

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From Finsbury Park the route goes along the road, where we felt it might have been more pleasant to head through Gillespie Park - though it does go through the southernmost part of the park before leaving the park and heading up the second big hill of the route: Highbury Hill....

Sarah

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I enjoyed this route, it goes ‘behind the scenes’ away from the main roads, in a part of London developed about 200 years ago. The path alongside the New River was closed for restoration but it was easy enough to follow along the streets. It is a bit indirect and for anyone wanting to go ‘straight there’ it may be better to use Higdal Three....

Jane Taylor

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It avoids much of the busyness in the area, taking you through pleasant and quiet roads, parks and towpaths....

everydayduffy

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Our team of local runners from Goodgym Islington (a fitness and volunteering charity) ran this Slow Way on a dark Monday evening in January, with headtorches in tow. Barnard Park is also very dark on the approach to Richmond Avenue, as some of the floodlights seem to not be functioning at this time....

Simon Fitzmaurice

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I feel a little mean giving this only 3 stars as it is a perfectly pleasant walk with some interesting stretches such as the New River walk. Perfectly safe and pleasant, but next time I'd probably just walk the simpler short distance up St Paul's Road and join the New River Path from there....

Jo Wood

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A well chosen route that takes you through some of the most affluent parts of Islington and a short pleasant stretch along the Regents Canal and into redeveloped Kings Cross....

Jo Wood

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King's Cross & St Pancras Stations—Highbury & Islington Station

mtormey added Kinhig three, a new walk from King's Cross & St Pancras Stations to Highbury & Islington Station

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Highbury & Islington Station—Dalston

mtormey added Higdal three, a new walk from Highbury & Islington Station to Dalston

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My one beef of the route is that looping down to Pentonville Road is unnecessary when the route could cut over on Duncan Street....

mtormey

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My only beef is that there's SO many places where this route favours quiet streets or green spaces instead of directness....

mtormey

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I thought I'd attempt the walk that just follows the main road direct between these two points to see how it was....

mtormey

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You can't access Regent's Canal as drawn from Stable Street; there's no cut-through from the canal towpath to Bryan Street or from Bryan Street to Copenhagen Street as drawn; there's no path through Lonsdale Square; and the plotting at the north end of Compton Terrace Gardens could be slightly more accurate as well. I've uploaded Kinhig three, which is nearly identical but far more navigable and accurate....

mtormey

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Overall, it's an excellent route that nicely weaves its way through quiet neighbourhood streets. The towpath is lovely, as are the number of quiet squares and gardens to pass through along the way. A very nice way to get between these two points and one I'm happy to recommend as part of the network....

mtormey

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After Finsbury Park station - instead of walking down Saint Thomas's Road you can (when there isn't an Arsenal match on) go up the steps just before the rail bridge and into Gillespie Park Nature Reserve which is a nice off road path. It can be followed down to Drayton Park road then making a left onto Martinau Road to rejoin the original route...

Tash Hunston

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It threads through linear parks and quiet terrace roads with large street trees (planes)....

Strider

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A good urban route, going through as many parks as possible, without making too much of a detour. It's not the shortest route, but really quite pleasant....

Derick Rethans

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I enjoyed this mostly quiet and easy to follow route. The only place I had to do some navigating on my own was in St Paul's Gardens just like the other reviewer....

Derick Rethans

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Camden Town—Highbury & Islington Station

Jane Taylor added Camhig two, a new walk from Camden Town to Highbury & Islington Station

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I wasn’t sure why it dropped down to City Road at the start, but I think the walk through Duncan Terrace Gardens is worth the diversion, it is a very special place....

Jane Taylor

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I walked this route from Highbury and Islington to Camden Town. It's a great route, but there are a few inaccuracies in the plotting that need to be addressed. Camhig two fixes them and is totally accurate to follow....

mtormey

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This is a good route overall, but there are two places where access to parks (St. Martin’s Gardens and Camden Square) are inaccurately drawn, leading to doubling back and diversion. I’ve made Camhig Two which corrects the access problems, and otherwise keeps the same routing, and I recommend using Camhig Two....

Jane Taylor

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I liked cutting through the gardens at St Mary Magdelene, Paradise Park, Caledonian Park, and St Martin's Gardens in particular, though the connecting streets were all comfortable and interesting enough to follow....

mtormey

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Enjoyable route which crosses this part of inner north London by linking a number of local green spaces. Easy walking, quiet roads and parks, plenty of refreshments....

Jane Taylor

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Wood Green—Highbury & Islington Station

Strider added Woohig two, a new walk from Wood Green to Highbury & Islington Station

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Go left or right off-route to find a gate into the park and re-join the route in the park. More road walking past Finsbury Park and Arsenal tube stations until Highbury Fields, a welcome green space with a cafe....

Strider

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There is a kink around Railway Fields (only one entrance/exit) past Harringay Green Lanes Rail Station to the entrance of Finsbury Park by the New River....

Strider

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Highbury & Islington Station—Dalston

Strider added Higdal two, a new walk from Highbury & Islington Station to Dalston

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Around the corner there is a small park, then further on along quiet roads is the entrance to the New River Walk, a lovely meander alongside the river....

Strider

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There's some neighbourhood and High Street walking on the southern end that's perfectly pleasant; there's some lovely park walking in the middle stretch; finally, there's perfectly fine pavement walking up to Highbury & Islington Station....

mtormey

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The high street by Dalston station is busy and has many shops, but you are soon away on a long quiet road. Having got used to the quiet streets, emerging close to Highbury Corner is an assault on the senses....

Strider

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It is not always a beautiful walk but is busy and interesting enough to be worth doing, Dawdle through the parks....

Strider

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The entrance into Caledonian Park is a little off than what this route shows (it's a little further west)....

Derick Rethans

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I would suspect that when Arsenal has a home game, sections of this would be ridiculously busy though, so maybe best avoided then. Highbury Fields was another highlight....

Derick Rethans

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This is slightly mis-drawn around Richmond Avenue as it sends you down a cul de sac, it's not far off though and Kinhig two corrects this so follow that one!...

Slow Ways Darren

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Some interesting features including a road of Egyptian Sphinxes, The local traffic calming is paying dividends as well making the route calm and traffic free. This is accessible at night too; although some bits feel quite remote....

Slow Ways Darren

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King's Cross & St Pancras Stations—Highbury & Islington Station

danravenellison added Kinhig two, a new walk from King's Cross & St Pancras Stations to Highbury & Islington Station

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99% of this route is great, but it tries to enter/exit the north of Barnard Park in the wrong place. Kinhig Two corrects the tiny mistake which, if you are walking the route, is very easy to recover from!...

danravenellison

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So, I just uploaded this route which corrects a minor error on Kinhig One....

danravenellison

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A pleasant alternative to walking down Upper Street...

amanby

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Away from major roads for most of the time, and some sections entirely traffic free including the lovely Duncan Terrace / Colebrooke Row Gardens which are carefully planted and beautifully maintained, following the route of the New River (which is underground at this point)....

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Angel—Highbury & Islington Station

[email protected] added Anghig two, a new walk from Angel to Highbury & Islington Station

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Quiet back street route, good on foot or bike though I slightly prefer going via Northchurch and Culford Roads with their pretty front gardens. Either way stop for coffee at Dalston in the back yard of the Dusty Knuckle bakery https://g.co/kgs/qnbYZ2....

Judith Grieves

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Nice route through the quiet back streets of Islington...

Judith Grieves

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Though would be nice if the walk could link to the canal so one could walk to kings cross this way...

ykexplores

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Make sure to walk through the lovely public gardens alongside Compton Terrace and Duncan Terrace....

Judith Grieves

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you could also amend it slightly to avoid the busy section of Holloway Road and get more greenery: set off from H&I station via Highbury Crescent and Fieldway Crescent then rejoining the route St Mary Magdalene churchyard....

Judith Grieves

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Angel—Highbury & Islington Station

Slow Ways added Anghig one, a new walk from Angel to Highbury & Islington Station

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Camden Town—Highbury & Islington Station

Slow Ways added Camhig one, a new walk from Camden Town to Highbury & Islington Station

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Highbury & Islington Station—Dalston

Slow Ways added Higdal one, a new walk from Highbury & Islington Station to Dalston

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King's Cross & St Pancras Stations—Highbury & Islington Station

Slow Ways added Kinhig one, a new walk from King's Cross & St Pancras Stations to Highbury & Islington Station

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Wood Green—Highbury & Islington Station

Slow Ways added Woohig one, a new walk from Wood Green to Highbury & Islington Station

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Highbury & Islington Station’s Slow Ways starting point

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TQ3161784734

Lat / Lon

51.54616° / -0.10328°

Easting / Northing

531,617E / 184,734N

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