Fourteen Polyramblers gathered for a walk through Hampstead, welcoming a prospective new member and Hilary on her first outing with us since her accident. 

Initially we walked past several sites of interest including Constable’s tomb, Fenton House, Admiral’s House and Whitestone Pond, one of the highest spots in London, before entering the west side of the Heath. We strolled along the wisteria and vine covered Pergola and around the stunning vistas of Hill Garden before reaching the Old Bull and Bush pub where Peter led us in a spirited rendition of the music hall song.

Another stretch of Heath brought us to our lunch spot at Kenwood House where several of us visited the beautiful 18th century mansion with its first-rate art collection whilst others enjoyed the stunning grounds including a magnificent handkerchief tree.

Suitably refreshed ten of us set off to explore the Vale of Health, a magnet for centuries for artists and writers, before a final walk past architectural gems including the Modernist no. 2 Willow Road brought us to Keats House the finish of our walk.

Thanks to Nita, Hilary and Lan for photos.

Jennifer and Chris.