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Meet East Finchley tube station 10.30am, walk through Cherry Tree and Highgate woods, then along the disused railway track – the Parkland Walkway, to Finsbury Park where we can have lunch in a café. From there it’s a short walk to the Woodberry Wetland Centre, formerly a reservoir now a nature reserve fringed by a board walk where we can view the winter birds. Distance 5.5 miles approx. Finish walk at Manor House (Piccadilly Line). Leader: Mary K.

photo by Electric Frank

Saturday 21st October. Barbara’s Hampstead Heath walk

On the sunny, windy autumn day 11 of us went on the circular Hampstead Heath walk. The walk was repeated on the request of walkers participating in this ‘adventure’ on August 5th. The route was almost the same, but the scenery was very much different. It was Autumn spectacle! The leaves of deciduous trees and some shrubs were changing its original colour to a glorious shades of gold, bronze, red, green etc.. We had a joyful time walking over crunchy, wet leaves and some muddy paths admiring Autumn scenery. We did not forget to stop for lunch and to have a good rest at Kenwood House. We finished our leisurely walking day at The Flask pub for some refreshments.
It was a great Autumn day! The walk was requested by the group to repeat it  AGAIN  in the Winter! Thank you to 10 friendly polyramblers for coming on the walk”.

Saturday 23rd September. Holmwood circular via Leith Hill

Five polyramblers met up at Victoria for the 9.31 train which left on time.  An hour later we all alignted at Holmwood station, an unstaffed halt, situated in the village of Beare Green. I had to warn the party that the last train back to Victoria was 18.19, however with the walk being down as less than 7 miles, it should be OK without resorting to contingency.  Continue reading Saturday 23rd September. Holmwood circular via Leith Hill

SUNDAY 24th September: Balcombe circular

Eight Polyramblers for a lovely walk in Sussex on a nice Indian summer day.  The walk was undulating through fields and woodlands to Nymans, a National Trust property.  We did not see the Japanese pavilion mentioned in the walk description – it was perhaps hidden behind the trees.  We reached Handcross and stopped for a drink in the Royal Oak Inn Continue reading SUNDAY 24th September: Balcombe circular

Saturday 5th August. Alton circular

With the rival attraction of Barbara and Hazel’s walk, I was pleased that 8 of us turned up at Waterloo Station. It was the first day of the major upgrade of the station, involving closing 10 platforms. The normally fast trains to Alton were making additional stops so it was well after 11.00 am by the time we started our walk. The weather was dry and pleasantly warm but rain was forecast for later. A short climb from the station soon brought us to a fine view to the south, from where  our route took us to West Worldam and towards Selbourne before turning west. It became quite overcast with spots of rain so we had an early picnic with shelter near at hand. In fact the sun came out and we enjoyed a very pleasant stop, until Pam was stung by a bee. Fortunately Irene was on hand with the necessary supplies and expertise to render prompt first aid. Continue reading Saturday 5th August. Alton circular