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Trent Country Park and Enfield Chase walk

History

This is a list of previous times this walk has been done by the club (since Jan 2010). For more recent events (since April 2015), full details are shown.

Updated: Mon, 19-Apr-21

Date # Post
Thu, 27-Jun-19 7

Evening Walk - Trent Country Park and Enfield Chase

Length: 7.9 km/4.9 mi
Meet 19.00 hours prompt outside Cockfosters Station (Northern Terminus of the Piccadilly Line in Zone 5), travel time from King’s Cross 31 minutes, from Finsbury Park (Victoria Line) 23 minutes.
Parkland at the end of the line in leafy Northern London. Trent Park is a former part of Enfield Chase, a royal hunting ground. The Gates will be closed starting at 21.30 hours.

Refreshments: The Cock Inn, Cockfosters.
For a detailed route map, gpx/kml file and some directions click here. T=short.10
6 off the tube initially, with a couple of those slightly late, and later we bumped into the walk's creator near the end, so 7 in total, in perfect conditions, namely warm and sunny with a breeze.
None of the early 6 had been to the park before and we were pleasantly surprised: quiet, scenic, with some far views, mildly undulating, mostly woody, but with some large grassy clearings, plenty of streams and a grand house, plus a large and well preserved medieval moat in the woods. We improvised the given route a bit to see more of the clearings and the hay meadows and tree lined avenues on expense of some of the wooded stretches.
Got to The Cock Inn just before 9 and also just in time to place food orders: very tasty stuff in nice surroundings. Only negative: despite 4 hand pumps only one ale and that was out by the time the walk creator arrived.
Also some 'Luxury Apartments' development by the Middlesex Uni buildings in the first third of the route...
Tue, 12-Jun-18 3

Evening Walk - Trent Park

Trent Country Park & Enfield Chase
Distance: 8km

Meet 19:00 prompt at the entrance to Cockfosters underground station. An evening walk to make the most of the long daylight evening. The walk is on the outskirts of London through Trent Country Park & Enfield Chase and is worth the journey to the end of the Piccadilly line. Finish up at the Cock & Dragon for drink / meal. T=short.10
I'm probably going will try to catch you up if I don't make it to Cockfosters in time
Did anyone go on this? I got to Cockfosters a bit late as expected, followed the first half of the walk more or less as described but didn't see anyone. I took a couple of shortcuts on the way back but away from the mapped route, the paths are pretty sketchy. It was dry and sunny, if anything a bit muggy.
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W near perfect.

Odd absence of walkers on this, given that the route begins beside the station, and the fine weather. All that we needed were deer. Perhaps the walk setter could book some for the next posting?

Sorry to miss you, Sandy. We went astray early on. Yes, the paths are pretty sketchy. The lovely Trent Park itself (the former Sassoon mansion turned university) was cordoned off. Some to become flats, apparently. Good, reasonably priced food in the pub at the end.
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Tue, 11-Jul-17 2

Evening walk - Trent Country Park & Enfield Chase

Short walk #10
Distance: 8km
Meet 19:15 prompt at the entrance to Cockfosters underground station.

An evening walk to make the most of the long daylight evening. The walk is on the outskirts of London through Trent Country Park & Enfield Chase and is worth the journey to the end of the Piccadilly line. Finish up at the Cock & Dragon for drink / meal.

T=short.10
Intend going.
2 on a very wet evening. We briefly touched grass in Trent Country Park before heading to the Cock Inn for a drink and meal.
Wed, 24-Jun-15 3

Midweek Evening Walk

Trent Country Park & Enfield Chase
L=short.10
Distance: 8km
Meet 19:15 prompt at the entrance to Cockfosters underground station. This is a self-led walk making the most of the longer June evenings, this walk on the outskirts of London through Trent Country Park & Enfield Chase and is worth the journey to the end of the Piccadilly line. Finish up at the Cock & Dragon for drink / meal. This is a self-led walk: Directions here plus map.

instructions + map (in development)
Intend going.
Is anyone intersted in going on this? I am not too keen to travel an hour or more up the tube, to do this on my tod. It is a lovely walking area for a summers evening, Gavin
Sorry just seen DAC is going!
3 of us on this enjoyable walk
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