6.9 Mile Walk
Such a beautiful day after a pretty miserable week of grey drizzle and dropping temperatures. It was surprisingly hot and sunny all day.
Setting off at Finchley Road station I walked up the hill on Frognall Road, through Hampstead on Spaniards Road towards Kenwood House. A leisurely picnic stop in the walled gardens fuelled the next stage of the walk through Hampstead Heath, past the ponds where I filled a container full of blackberries (not the biggest or juiciest I have ever seen but tasty).
Next stop at the top of the hill near Parliament Hill Lido to appreciate the fantastic vista of the London skyline.
Then homeward bound through Kentish Town, Camden Market, a quick walk along Regent's Canal through Regents Park and finally Great Portland Street.
|The beautiful gardens around Kenwood House|
|The handsome Kenwood House, Barbara Hepworth sculpture and Hampstead Heath pond|
|The view from Parliament Hill, blackberry picking, Kentish Town terraced houses, blackberry smoothie at home|