Tuesday 27 December 2016 (Bank Holiday) – Totteridge to Hampstead (Linear)

On a frosty but sunny morning, ten ramblers gathered at Totteridge & Whetstone Station for a leisurely walk along a section of the Dollis Valley Greenwalk. It links areas of public open space alongside the Dollis Brook initially and then the Mutton Brook. Both join up to form the River Brent which flows all the way to Brentford. Refreshment opportunities are limited enroute so after a couple of miles we made a short diversion to a BP Service Station with a Wild Bean Cafe for a hot drink …… but

unfortunately it had been demolished! We soldiered on through Hampstead Garden Suburb and the Hampstead Heath Extension until we reached our lunch stop at the Old Bull & Bush pub. It was very busy so we had to sit outside, fortunately under a heat lamp. Half the group peeled off at this point but the remainder walked into Hampstead where tea and a toastie was enjoyed in the renowned Louis Hungarian Patisserie.


Photo by Duncan Harris (Wikimedia)