London Parks & Gardens Trust

Winchmore Hill to Palmers Green

Arnos Park

Arnos Park

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Directions

Continue down Waterfall Road, crossing Morton Way and enter Arnos Park at the bottom of the hill on the left, just before the railway bridge. Follow the path through the park to the far end, keeping Pymme's Brook to your right.

Description

Arnos Park was created in 1928 when 44 acres of wood and meadow, part of the 300-acre Arnos Grove Estate, were purchased by Southgate Urban District Council from Lord Inverforth (who had bought it in 1918), while the remainder of the estate was sold for housing development. From 1777 to 1918 the estate belonged to the Walker family, Quaker brewers and cousins of the Gray family of Grovelands. Isaac Walker ‘improved’ the grounds, creating three miles of pleasure walks. In 1884 the house was said to command ‘a view of several rich valleys, with the hills towards Finchley and Muswell Hill’. The 18th-century house, with 20th-century additions, still stands on Cannon Hill.