Sunday 1 December 2019

The Greenacres Christmas 2019 Literary Walk


 The Verulamium Loop 

The Greenacres Christmas 2019 Literary Walk - 'THE VERULAMIUM LOOP' Sunday 8th Dec, 2019 at 11-00am.

A fantastic circular green spaces walk around St Albans - 'THE VERULAMIUM LOOP'. Meet in the car park of Mill Hill Broadway Station, Bunns Lane, London NW7, Sunday 8th December at 11-00am for an 11 20am departure. 

Starting from St Albans City station we will take a cycle way to The Alban Way which we follow for a short stretch. A quick stop at the amazing Watercress Wildlife Association Nature Reserve before we head for the River Ver and follow the riverside path to Verulam Park.Along the way we will pass the German style Christmas Market which will have various events as well as an outdoor skating rink.We can decide on the day if the group wants to stop for 15-20 minutes to have a look around.On to 'The Lake'  where we will stop for our packed lunch by the remains of a Roman wall with view of the Abbey in the distance.  After lunch we do a circuit of the lake and then head for St Albans Abbey. A quick look at the Abbey and walled garden and we stop for tea at Abigail's Tea Rooms. After tea we head back to the station. This is another pretty route with plenty of water along the way and it's very 'Christmassy'.  This walk at 3.7 miles is slightly shorter as we normally do around 4.5 miles. 

PLEASE NOTE SLIGHTLY EARLIER START TIME 11-00am. Don't be late we have a train to catch.
As already stared everyone needs a cheap day return to St Albans City which is £4-30 per person as part of a group ticket. Pay on the day. If you have a rail card you can get your own ticket for the same price. 
Please bring a packed lunch and bottle of water.

Apart from a gentle climb to the Abbey, most of the route is flat and level and smooth surfaced.

At the finish we will catch the train back to Mill Hill Broadway. We estimate that we will be at St Albans City Station around 4pm.
If you have a favourite poem or reading, please get in touch or bring it along on the day. Tel:  020 8346 5503.

Sunday 27 October 2019

To Hadley and Back 3rd Nov, 2019


 To Hadley and Back 

Our second of our two Greenacre Literary Autumn walks takes us slightly off the beaten track to  unspoilt green land, lakes, nature reserves and ancient woodland in New Barnet and Hadley.

Meet outside New Barnet Railway Station, Approach Road side, Sunday 3rd Nov. 2019 at 11-45am for a 12 midday start. 


Please bring a packed lunch and a bottle of water with you on the day. The Footgolf Centre sells only crisps and soft drinks.

There are several hills along the route - and a couple of stretches with protruding trees roots across the path. You will need to be careful and surefooted in places. 

If you have a favourite poem or reading, please get in touch or bring it along on the day. Tel:  020 8346 5503.

Saturday 12 October 2019

THE QUEEN'S HIGHWAY Sunday 13th October 2019 at 11-50am.


 The Queens Highway 

This is the first of our two Autumn walks - 'The Queens Highway' takes us through ancient woodland on the home turf of East Finchley, Highgate, Hornsey and Muswell Hill.

Meet outside East Finchley tube station, Sunday 13th October 2019 at 11-50am.

This time of the year is all about trees and leaves so little wonder we will be heading for the woods. Starting from East Finchley tube station we will head for Cherry Trees Woods and then onto Highgate Wood and Queen's Wood where we will make our lunch stop at Queen's Wood Cafe where delicious home-made vegetarian meals will be served.

After lunch we head for the highest point of Queen's Wood before we make the slow descent through the woods and then follow a little known woodland pathway to all the tennis
 courts and playing fields of Shepherd's Cot. We come out at Park Road and then head for Priory Park where we will make our tea stop.

After Tea we head for the lower slopes of Ally Pally and start a gentle climb up through Grove Park and onto the disused railway. We will leave thew railway at St James Lane and 
head for the bus stop near Muswell Hill Odeon.

This is a lovely walk for this time of year and there will be amazing views from a couple of points along the route. The pace will be leisurely but there are some hills along the way.
There is a drop out point at Park Road before the tea stop and also at Priory Road after tea.

Tuesday 7 May 2019

1960s Film Club

Monday 20th May, 7.00pm
Featuring: The Servant (1963)

Greenacre Walks - The Stone of Free Speech

 The Stone of Free Speech 
Sunday 12th May 2019 @ 11.45am

Poetry readings along the way!

Monday 1 April 2019

Friday 15 March 2019