High Barnet to Cockfosters – across the magnificent Monken Hadley Common

Date: Saturday 12th May 2018

Distance: 3.5 miles

Start Time: 14:00

Duration: 2 hours 15 mins

  • Green Space
  • Historical
  • Ramble

Meeting Point: High Barnet Underground station

Nearest Station (Start): High Barnet

End Point: Cockfosters Underground Station

Nearest Station (End): Cockfosters

Cost: Free

Email: info@walklondon.org.uk

Telephone: 020 3151 1151

Booking Advice:

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The walk takes us through three of the most beautiful green spaces in north London: Hadley Green, Hadley Manor Fields, and the exquisite Monken Hadley Common.

You’ll be thrilled by the stunning scenery, with some spectacular views from one of the highest points in London, and chilled by the tale of the Battle of Barnet, which took place here in 1471.

We’ll also see the Georgian village of Monken Hadley, walking past the houses where Anthony Trollope, David Livingstone, Kingsley Amis and Spike Milligan lived.

The walk will lead us past a beautiful lake, two picturesque rows of almshouses, and some stunning examples of Georgian architecture, and will finish at Cockfosters, on the edge of Trent Park.


There are pubs at Barnet and Cockfosters, cafes at Barnet, Trent Park and Cockfosters and WCs are available at the starting point.

Please consider the weather forecast and the type of walk you are planning to join and wear appropriate footwear and clothing. We recommend that you bring a drink as there may not always be opportunities to purchase refreshments.

Advice Note:

This walk is not suitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs as it is mostly across fields, some of it pretty rough terrain.

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