The Parks of North London, by BicycleJune 7, 2013 at 12:12 pm | Posted in Cycle Rides, Eating and Drinking | Leave a comment
Tags: Baskervilles Tea Shop, Broomfields Park, Clissold Park, Grovelands Park, Trent Park
Last Sunday we went on a London cycle ride, from Stoke Newington up to the very edge of Zone 6, Trent Country Park. My lovely companion (who has yet to select a Famous Five pseudonym) planned an excellent route for us that wove through the parks of north London with just a small number of roads in between. I had no idea there was such a wealth of excellent green spaces on the way out to the top end of the Piccadilly line. It felt a bit like The Swimmer but with parks as opposed to pools.
Starting in Clissold Park we skirted the daddy of North London parks, Finsbury Park, and then continued on through Downhills Park (uphill in the direction we were going), Lordship Recreation Ground, Broomfields Park, Grovelands Park and Oakwood Park before reaching our final destination of the beautiful Trent Park.
Near Broomfields Park we found Baskervilles Tea Shop, a good place for a restorative cup of tea and scone, with proper cream. Later on we had healthy pure fruit ice lollies from the cafe by Grovelands Park cafe. So although it was a fairly urban adventure, we managed to cram in many Famous Five staples (including a puncture).