Thursday 20th June 2019. 10.00am – 3.00pm. Fee: £45
Distance: 5 Miles (but plenty of drop-off points)
The walk will start at Queen’s Wood café (Meet at 10.00) and end at Bruce Castle.
Your guide: Jen Pedler has lived locally for many years and has long been fascinated by this river. She has previously led this walk with groups on several occasions.
The Moselle is Haringey’s hidden river, running across the width of the borough from its source in Queen’s Wood, Highgate to its confluence with the River Lea near Tottenham Hale.
On this walk we will follow its course from Queen’s Wood to Bruce Castle in Tottenham; about two-thirds of the complete course of the river. We break for an hour for lunch in Lordship Rec. After lunch we will continue following the course of the river to Bruce Castle. We should arrive here by about 3.00pm which will then give you the opportunity to visit the Grade 1 listed manor house which is home to Haringey’s local history museum.
Buses return to Wood Green from outside the museum.
Thursday 27th June, 10.30am – 3.30pm. Fee: £45
Distance: Approximately 2.5 miles
The walk will start and finish at Chingford Station (London Overground).
Please note: this walk includes some walking on grass and forest paths; please ensure you wear appropriate footwear.
Your guide: Joanna Moncrieff has lived in the Chingford area for most of her life and has been leading walks in the area for the past 6 years. She has frequently taken locals who think they know the area to parts they never knew existed.
Chingford, on the edge of Epping Forest was once part of the long gone Great Forest of Waltham, today known as Epping Forest. Chingford’s rural past is evidenced by a field map based on an 1838 tithe map. On our walk we will refer to this, which reflect Chingford’s history and footpaths along former field boundaries, which still exist today.
We will stop for lunch in a pub (the ‘Queen Elizabeth’). After lunch our walk continues along a wide, atmospheric forest path, which finishes opposite Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge. Here you will have the opportunity to visit the museum (free). From here Chingford Station is about 10 minutes’ walk downhill. The walk will finish at the station between 3.00pm and 3.30pm.