Self Guided Walks
The Northern Heights Partnership is an alliance of four not for profit organisations, co-ordinated by the Highgate Society, whose common aim is to protect and promote the historic heritage and natural beauty of London’s Northern Heights.
The Northern Heights stretches from Camden Town through Primrose Hill, Hampstead and Highgate to Hampstead Garden Suburb and Muswell Hill.
The Northern Heights Booklets are available to order now
The booklets have been produced to improve the experience of visitors to the area, and to improve local residents’ knowledge of where they live the partners have published a series of ten self guided walks.
- A five section, nine mile circular walk around
Highgate, Hampstead and Hampstead Heath
- A five section, 15 mile linking Camden Town and Alexandra Palace,
the Hampstead Heritage Trail
Together these two self guided trails cover 850 points of interest, one every fifty yards.
These publications can also be bought from local retailers.
An additional walk features the evolution of domestic architecture:
Walk 6 : North Hill Challenge
so-called because the Society believes Highgate North Hill can fairly claim the greatest diversity of styles and periods of domestic architecture of any London street.
Many people are familiar with their corner of the heath. We hope these walks will encourage north Londoners to visit parts of the Heath, and its borders, that they don’t normally visit and take new visitors off the tourist trail. Each walk is designed to start and end at a refreshment point which it is very easy to reach by public transport.
We are looking for feedback on the above walks. Were the directions confusing? What did you find interesting that you did not know before? Are there any points of interest that we overlooked? Are there any factual mistakes? Can you contribute better photographs than the ones we have included? Please email us.
Please click here for other points of interest for Camden, Hampstead and Highgate.
Northern Heights partners are: