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Saturday, 2 June 2018

The Greenacre Summer Literary Walk

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 Mill Hill Green Belt

Sunday 24th June 2018 @ 11.45am

This is actually the first Greenacre Walk of 2018. A late start to the season, but we're back with a good 'un.

There will be poetry readings along the way!


Meet outside Mill Hill East tube station, Sunday 24th June at 
11-45am for an 12 midday start.



PRACTICAL MATTERS:

Please note start time - assemble at Mill Hill East tube station at 

11-45am for a 12 midday start. 


​We recommend that you bring a packed lunch and bottle of water. 

We will stop for tea in the Summerhouse Cafe at Finchley Nurseries. Please lookout for the menu that I will send out within the next couple of days and pre-order by Thursday 21st June. 

Most of the going is firm, smooth and level and the pace will be leisurely but some of the walk will be uphill. 

There are several drop out points along the way. Let us know if you need to drop out and we will get you to the right bus stop.

For more information: 020 8346 5503 or 
email mikegee1968@gmail.com





Thursday, 19 October 2017

Greenacre Walks - Judges Walk

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 Judges Walk

Sunday 12th November 2017.


Just when you thought it couldn't get any better - it does. Due to popular demand - a second Greenacres Autumn Walk - THE JUDGE'S WALK. Meet outside East Finchley tube station, Sunday 12th November at 10-50am for an 11-00am start. 

Please note earlier start time. The clocks go back at the end of October, it gets dark earlier and, most important of all, the Golders Hill Park Cafe closes at 4pm.

For The Judges Walk we take a break from our exploration of disused railway lines and uncover green treasures a little closer to home. We start at East Finchley tube station and head south to Hampstead Heath for an exploration of West Heath. There is a very old and picturesque footpath on the very edge of the Heath called Judges Walk and this is the furthest point from the starting point on this walk. 

We will stop for packed lunch in the Hill Garden. Don't forget to bring packed lunch. There are toilets on the Heath Extension, at a point which is conveniently located about half way round our circuit and, of course at the cafe at the end. There will be readings on route and maybe one or two surprises along the way. This is another FAB walk with plenty to see and it looks good at this time of the year. Where else could you see: a brook, water features, ponds, lakes, water gardens, playing fields, parkland, heathland, garden suburb, deep dark woods, tree lined footpaths, formal gardens, carved wooden bears and real live deer - all in the space of four hours?
Don't forget to bring a bus pass or Oyster card and a bottle of water! The cost of this walk is £4.00 per person.



RSVP: 020 8346 5503 or email: mikegee1968@gmail.com





Monday, 21 August 2017

Greenacre Walks - Walk the Alban Way

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 Walk the Alban Way

Sunday 1st October 2017.
We will meet in the car park Mill Hill Broadway station 11-20am
where we will purchase group cheap day return tickets
(Entrance Bunns Lane)
RSVP: mikegee1968@gmail.com



The Greenacre autumn literary walk continues our theme of following disused railway lines but this time something slightly different - we take the train from Mill Hill Broadway three stops up the line to St Albans where we will find the 'Alban Way'. We read poetry too! We are getting a special party rate £4.10 from Thames Link Trains, this means staying in the group there and back. Otherwise it will cost you more.



We pass many green spaces – cemetery, schools, parks. - and Hill End Garden of Rest. This used to be a cemetery where mental patients were buried in unconsecrated, unmarked graves. It’s now part garden of remembrance and part nature reserve. 



Marconi works used to be near here. New housing is built very close to and/or encroaching on the old line which is now very narrow in places.

We leave the line at Hixbury Lane and head for Highfield Park. This is extensive parkland which was once hospital grounds and is now run by a trust and open to the public. Old hospital buildings are now residential. 

We go through garden suburbs to a footpath across Verulam Golf Club and back to The Alban Way. Good views of River Ver from Alban way. Under bridge and back to St Albans City Station for the finish.


Total distance of loop, station to station – 4.9 miles.


Don't forget to bring a bus pass or Oyster card and a bottle of water! The cost of this walk is £3-50 per person.



For more details: 020 8346 5503 or email: mikegee1968@gmail.com


Thursday, 13 July 2017

Greenacre Walks - Walk the Nicky Line

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 Walk the Nicky Line


Sunday 30th July 2017.
Meet in the car park Mill Hill Broadway station 11-20am
where we will purchase group cheap day return tickets
(Entrance Bunns Lane)
RSVP: mikegee1968@gmail.com

Either bring a packed lunch or pre-order lunch:


The Yard Pizzeria - Food MUST be preordered
020 8346 5503 by Sat 29th
1 - Marinara Tomato base with oregano & garlic £6-50
2 - Margherita Tomato base with mozzarella £8-90
3 - Diavola Tomato base, mozzarella & pepperoni £9-90
4 - Cotto and Funghi £10-90


We continue our theme of following disused railway lines but this time something slightly different - we take the train from Mill Hill Broadway four stops up the line to Harpenden where we will find the 'Nicky Line'. We are getting a special party rate £5.00 from Thames Link Trains, this means staying in the group there and back. Otherwise it's £7.50 return.


Once we leave Harpenden we are crossing Hertfordshire countryside and open farmland - there are no drop out points along the way. If you start you're in to the finish.​

​After our stop at Cafe Strada we will catch the train back to Mill Hill Broadway​. We estimate that we will catch the first southbound train from Harpenden that runs after 4-30pm.

Don't forget to bring a bus pass or Oyster card and a bottle of water! The cost of this walk is £3-50 per person.



For more details: 020 8346 5503 or email: mikegee1968@gmail.com



Friday, 19 May 2017

Greenacre Walks - Mill Hill to Edgware


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 Mill Hill to Edgware

Sunday 11th June 2017. 
Meet outside Mill Hill East tube station 11-45am
RSVP: mikegee1968@gmail.com
Please bring a packed lunch.


We continue our exploration of disused railway lines by following the line from Mill Hill East. It had been planned to run the Northern Line through Edgware and Elstree to Bushey Heath but although much work was carried out it didn’t actually open. Most of the line to Edgware is still in existence as greenways.
Don't forget to bring a bus pass or Oyster card and a bottle of water! The cost of this walk is £3-50 per person.

For more details: 020 8346 5503 or email: mikegee1968@gmail.com




Sunday, 9 April 2017

HIGHGATE to HIGHBURY RAILWAY WALK

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 Highgate to Highbury Railway Walk

Sunday 23rd April 2017. 
Meet outside Priory Gardens entrance to 
Highgate tube 11-30am
RSVP: mikegee1968@gmail.com
Please bring a packed lunch.



Don't forget to bring a bus pass or Oyster card and a bottle of water! The cost of this walk is £3-50 per person.

For more details: 020 8346 5503 or email: mikegee1968@gmail.com




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Sunday, 26 February 2017

A Branch Line Walk

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 A Branch Line Walk

Sunday 5th March 2017. 
Meet outside East Finchley tube station at 11-45am. RSVP
Lunches & afternoon tea need to be pre-ordered from: mikegee1968@gmail.com



Lunches and afternoon tea must be pre-ordered:

Alexandra Palace Garden Centre PRE-ORDER LUNCH MENU

1 Homemade Leek & Potato Soup Served with croutons and French stick bread. £4.50
2 Omelette Choice of two fillings: cheese, ham, mushroom, or tomato. Served with salad. £5.95
3 Ham or Cheese Ploughman’s. Served with pickles and salad £5.50
4 Chicken, Bacon, & Salad Sandwich £4.95
5 Tuna Mayonaise Sandwich Sandwiches served with crisps and side salad £4.95

Priory Park CafĂ© - PRE-ORDER TEA MENU 

1 Lemon Polenta Cake £2.20
2 Banana Cake £2.00
3 Pain aux Raisin £1.70
4 Tea £1.00
5 Speciality Tea £1.40 
6 Coffee £1.60


Don't forget to bring a bus pass or Oyster card and a bottle of water! The cost of this walk is £3-50 per person.

For more details: 020 8346 5503 or email: mikegee1968@gmail.com