Wood Green

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Slow Ways linking Wood Green and Camden Town, Dalston, Enfield Town, Finchley Central, Hampstead Heath, Highbury & Islington Station, Walthamstow, Whetstone

Progress towards triple-checked route options for Wood Green’s eight Slow Ways: 84%

Drawn: 8/8
reviewed: 8/8
verified: 6/8
and surveyed: 5/8

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Walk to Wood Green from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Camden Town—Wood Green
Camwoo one Enjoy me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 140m Descent 139m
Finchley Central—Wood Green
Finwoo one

Verify me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 80m Descent 140m
Finchley Central—Wood Green
Finwoo two Verify me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent - Descent -
Hampstead Heath—Wood Green
Hamwoo one

Enjoy me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 125m Descent 160m
Hampstead Heath—Wood Green
Hamwoo two Review me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent - Descent -
Whetstone—Wood Green
Whewoo one Enjoy me Distance 9km/5mi Ascent 54m Descent 104m
Wood Green—Dalston
Woodal one Verify me Distance 7km/5mi Ascent 39m Descent 36m
Wood Green—Dalston
Woodal two Enjoy me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent - Descent -
Wood Green—Walthamstow
Woodwal one Enjoy me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 44m Descent 43m
Wood Green—Enfield Town
Wooenf one Verify me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 53m Descent 49m
Wood Green—Enfield Town
Wooenf two Survey me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent - Descent -
Wood Green—Highbury & Islington Station
Woohig one

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

Collective progress

81% of Wood Green’s routes are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

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13/13

reviewed

10/13

surveyed

6/13

verified

19 people have contributed to Wood Green’s Slow Ways

0 people have pledged to walk and review a route

11 people have surveyed a route in Wood Green

105km out of 105km have been walked and reviewed

304km of reviews have been shared in Wood Green

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From Enfield Town, this route first crosses Enfield Town Park (I didn't walk straight across it, too muddy), before it then follows the New River Path for most of its length....

Derick Rethans

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There are a few minor points that might marginally improve the route: turning at Bounds Green Tube to head down Brownlow Road and crossing the North Circular at the lights rather than using the footbridge could be an option that would avoid some of the awkward streets north of Bounds Green while the short leg into Oak Hill Park feels a little unnecessary....

Andrew Sheldon

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Andrew Sheldon took this photo on Whewoo one

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While I would definitely walk the route again, I would personally leave the New River Path at Bounds Green Road and head directly for Wood Green Tube as it feels counter-intuitive to loop through Avenue Gardens and Wood Green column, even though the road route is only slightly shorter....

Andrew Sheldon

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Hilly in parts, defo worth stopping off at Alexandra Palace to enjoy the views of the city!...

Saira

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Camwoo is a beautiful London Slow Way passing beside Alexandra Palace, Highgate Cemetery and right through Highgate Woods.There are refreshments en route at the beautiful Waterlow Park too. It includes quite a lot of hills but also some beautiful forest and London views. A must walk....

Slow Ways Darren

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Slow Ways Darren took this photo on Camwoo one

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I was surprised how soon the path went into green spaces, so close to Wood Green. It quickly joins up with the New River Path, which it follows to Enfield. Mostly the riverside path is good and well used....

Jane Taylor

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Wood Green—Enfield Town

Jane Taylor added Wooenf two, a new walk from Wood Green to Enfield Town

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Wood Green is a typically vibrant and grimy local urban centre with a few hidden gems (photo 1). Not long after Bounds Green Station the route takes you along quieter roads leading to the passage between terraces (photo 3) reminiscent of the Haringay Ladder on neighbouring #WooDal Two....

Jo Wood

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A great urban SlowWay being direct, largely away from motor traffic, full of interesting urban detail and variety....

Jo Wood

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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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On parks, Belmont Recreation Ground has a dedicated picnic area, Downhills Park has an ornamental garden, and there's also the wetland with associated wildlife off Forest Road....

Tom

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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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I walked from Walthamstow to Wood Green. It is hard to see how the green spaces could be incorporated without doubling the length of the route....

Strider

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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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Opening Hours: Finsbury Park is open all day and night, but Clissold Park and Butterfield Green close shortly after sunset, so a detour would be needed for nighttime walking....

Jane Taylor

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Wood Green—Dalston

Strider added Woodal two, a new walk from Wood Green to Dalston

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From busy Dalston Station (shops & cafes) there is a busy urban road, turn right past a church to Butterfield Green a lovely park, then a play space and another small park before another road, a quiet one this time. Exiting the park another wide quiet road leads to Finsbury Park a large open park with lots of sports facilities....

Strider

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Hampstead Heath—Wood Green

mtormey added Hamwoo two, a new walk from Hampstead Heath to Wood Green

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It's a perfectly good route, accessible and safe....

mtormey

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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....

mtormey

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It's direct, easy to follow, and safe, but it's also SO green - it's almost 100% in parks and open spaces, and some really incredible ones at that!...

mtormey

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I walked from Camden to Wood Green. Second generally downhill through woods and parks to Wood Green. Across a bridge to Alexandra Park Station and through a park to approach Wood Green station along quiet streets....

Strider

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Finchley Central—Wood Green

Derick Rethans added Finwoo two, a new walk from Finchley Central to Wood Green

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Mostly a nice route, especially the Ally Pally Park, but definitely not walkable through St Pancras and Islington Cemetery. Just like another reviewer, rerouting through Creighton Avenue is desirable, and I've uploaded Finwoo 2 for that....

Derick Rethans

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It's mostly urban pavement walking, with some lovely sections through muddy Coldwall Wood, and along a windy section through Alexandra Park....

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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It's entirely on smooth pavements and almost entirely along roads but the scenery is quite varied and diverse and I really enjoyed the route overall!...

mtormey

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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....

Strider

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After some busy roads leading form Wood Green Station to Alexandra Palace Station you cross a bridge over the railway to Alexandra Park....

Strider

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Then more suburban streets and along the unpleasant A109 past Bounds Green station, there are some nice cut-throughs (more steps) before a high street to Wood Green Station....

Strider

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Apart from the A406 the streets are generally wide and quiet with green spots but no parks. There is a narrow uneven part but okay for wheels, generally downhill going South....

Strider

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Pretty quickly, the route does a great job of getting you off main roads and into quiet residential neighbourhoods....

mtormey

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It's not got more stars because when we arrived Highgate Cemetery was closed and so the route was not 100% usable....

danravenellison

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An excellent route with accessible nature and adventure....

jbax

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Coldfall is pretty, but if the route needs to go through Craighton Avenue, it might be more efficient to leave the wood to the side and instead turn south towards Twyford Avenue, Queen's Avenue and Duke's Avenue....

Rafael Goriwoda

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A couple of deviations from main roads could be changed to avoid using poorly maintained back streets/paths (use Elm Park Road instead of Sherbrook Gardens in Winchmore Hill; also use Melville Gardens after crossing A406 instead of separate pathway). The path alongside the New River in Winchmore Hill also needs to be followed all the way down to the gate onto Highfield Road (see photo)....

rjwhitaker

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I believe the problem is that the route crosses the Islington & St Pancras Cemetery therefore there are restrictions to access....

Tom

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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....

RhiEv

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Therefore, it is not the most pleasant walk (the section on the main road) but the parks and residential bits are fine....

v199629

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Wood Green

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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....

Dannyash

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Camden Town—Wood Green

Slow Ways added Camwoo one, a new walk from Camden Town to Wood Green

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Finchley Central—Wood Green

Slow Ways added Finwoo one, a new walk from Finchley Central to Wood Green

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Hampstead Heath—Wood Green

Slow Ways added Hamwoo one, a new walk from Hampstead Heath to Wood Green

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Whetstone—Wood Green

Slow Ways added Whewoo one, a new walk from Whetstone to Wood Green

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Wood Green—Dalston

Slow Ways added Woodal one, a new walk from Wood Green to Dalston

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Wood Green—Walthamstow

Slow Ways added Woodwal one, a new walk from Wood Green to Walthamstow

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Wood Green—Enfield Town

Slow Ways added Wooenf one, a new walk from Wood Green to Enfield Town

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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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Wood Green’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

TQ3101190407

Lat / Lon

51.59728° / -0.10990°

Easting / Northing

531,011E / 190,407N

Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Wood Green's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket

Restaurant

Accommodation

Accommodation < £50

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

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