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Self-guided Walks and Rides

Winchmore Hill to Palmers Green


This walk explores historic parks and gardens in the London Borough of Enfield, parts of which were for more than 400 years the royal hunting ground of Enfield Chase. From the 17th century onwards wealthy gentlemen built houses in Enfield and the surrounding countryside. The walk takes in the grounds of several of these country estates, which have now become public parks, where fragments of the original landscaping survive.

The walk is about 7km (4 miles) long, and will take two to three hours, depending on the time spent in parks and gardens.

The walk starts from Winchmore Hill station and ends at Palmers Green Station.

All the parks and gardens are open during daylight hours and entrance is free, unless otherwise stated. The route is wheelchair accessible, except where stated.

Please be aware of your personal safety and security when walking. Use designated road crossings where possible.