The London Loop Part 5: Elstree to Cockfosters
October of course it’s muddy! Good job my trusty walking boots were on my feet, despite the urban feel to the western section of the route and the dry conditions in September this is proper country walking requiring the appropriate footwear !
A full afternoons walking covered the 10 miles from Elstree to Cockfosters across many of North London’s commons.
Once again the route of the path and the rather vague green diamonds on the OS Maps did not always agree requiring a little bit of back tracking and improvisation here and there especially along the Dollis Hill Green walk section – beware !!
I had never visited the rather upmarket neighbourhoods around Hadley Common before, very smart houses and cars – it’s not often you sees a Ferrari 250 TR drive past !
This section finished at Cockfosters the northern end of the Piccadilly Line, the name of which causes much amusement to American tourists for some reason 😉 It is also a classic Charles Holden design, with lovely art deco features …
So this is roughly quarter of the route complete already, could be finished by Christmas ?