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Palmers Green to Wood Green New River Path

Palmers Green, London, England

Palmers Green to Wood Green New River Path

Length3.5 mi
Elev. Gain187 ft
Est. Steps8000


Public transport


Dog friendly

Scenic view

Lake or River

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Palmers Green to Wood Green New River Path is a 3.5 mile (8,000-step) route located near Palmers Green, London, England. This route has an elevation gain of about 187 ft and is rated as easy. Find the best walking trails near you in Pacer App.
This section of the New River Path starts in the aptly named New River Crescent and goes along the bank of the channel, crossing the occasional road to Green Lanes. Here the gate is locked. Don’t turn left but leave the river, turn right, then first left into Broomfield Lane and left into Shapland Way to rejoin the path. Walk for a short distance to cross Pymmes Brook and this brings you out at the North Circular road. Cross this, rejoin the path and go all the way to Myddleton Road and Bowes Park Community Garden for a rest. Then the river goes underground and a detour along Palmerston Rd to Finsbury Garden Park and back on the river literally for it flows beneath the park into Trinity Garden Park and Nightingale Garden Park. Cross Park Avenue and Station road and back on to the route at Wood Green. It is a interesting walk mostly by the river and usually on grass or gravel paths. Occasionally on stretches of paved surface not always obviously signposted but worth a little detective work for the lightbulb moment reward.

London Borough of Haringey

The London Borough of Haringey (pronounced (listen) HARR-ing-gay, same as Harringay)is a London borough in North London, classified by some definitions as part of Inner London, and by others as part of Outer London. It was created in 1965 by the amalgamation of three former boroughs. It shares borders with six other London boroughs.

Alexandra Palace railway station

Alexandra Palace railway station is on the Great Northern Route that forms part of the East Coast Main Line, and takes its name from the nearby Alexandra Palace in the London Borough of Haringey, north London. It is 4 miles 78 chains (8.0 km) down the line from London King's Cross and is situated between Hornsey and either New Southgate on the main line or Bowes Park on the Hertford Loop Line which diverges from the main line just north of Alexandra Palace.

Bowes Park

Bowes Park is situated on the borders of Wood Green, Palmers Green and Bounds Green in London, England. The postcodes for Bowes Park are N13 and N22. The border between the London boroughs of Enfield and Haringey goes through the area. Bowes Park "village" is defined as the triangle area between Bounds Green Road / Brownlow Rd (to the west), Green Lanes (to the east) down to Trinity Road (to the south) and the A406 (to the north)The population for the Enfield ward at the 2011 Census was 14,051.

Fishmongers Arms

The Fishmongers Arms is a former public house on the corner of Trinity Road and High Road, Wood Green, in the London Borough of Haringey. It closed after 2000 at which time it was known as O'Rafferty's. The building is now used by the Metropolitan Police.The Fishmongers Arms was the venue for the Wood Green Jazz Club, which was captured in the BFI-funded Momma Don't Allow film, made in 1955.

Braemar Avenue Baptist Church

The Braemar Avenue Baptist Church is a grade II listed baptist church in Braemar Avenue, Wood Green, London.

Municipal Borough of Wood Green

Wood Green was a local government district in south east Middlesex from 1888 to 1965.Until 1888 Wood Green was part of Tottenham, and was included in the district of the Tottenham Local Board in 1850. Pressure from residents of the area led to the passing of the Tottenham Local Board (Division of District) Act 1888, constituting a separate local board for the area.

St Barnabas Greek Orthodox Church

Saint Barnabas Greek Orthodox Church is a Greek Orthodox church in Finsbury Road, Wood Green, London.

Heartlands High School

Heartlands High School (HHS) is an 11–16 mixed secondary school with academy status in Wood Green, London, England. It was established in 2010 as a community school and became an academy in 2013.The project was commissioned by Building Schools for the Future (BSF), was funded by £33 million in tax-payer's money and was constructed by Wilmott Dixon.

Truro House

Truro House is a grade II listed house on the corner of Green Lanes and Oakthorpe Road in Palmers Green, London. Immediately to the south is the New River. The building was finally refurbished and repaired for sale in 2017 as part of an adjoining housing development.

Municipal Borough of Southgate

Southgate was a local government district of Middlesex from 1881 to 1965. It was part of the London postal district and Metropolitan Police District.
Route Details


3.5 mi

Elev. Gain

187 ft

Est. Steps

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