WALKS & TALKS
Winter Talks series 2013
30th January - Mat Schwitzer – born in the last months of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Mat Schwitzer was a longstanding member of the Highgate Society, former Highgate Society Chairman, and leader of a renowned, local Philosophy Circle.
Walks and Talks 2011 series for the Highgate Society
Contact Richard Webber: richardwebber@blueyonder(dot)co(dot)uk
The "Northern Height Circuit" a new series of Self Guided Walks
The "Northern Height Circuit" has been designed to show off some of the most interesting sights of what we call London’s “Northern Heights”. The five self guided walks are sections of a much longer nine mile walk with over 220 points of interest, that’s one for every 60 yards, and the commentary gives equal balance to: distinguished people, distinctive buildings, the natural environment and social history.
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. 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.
The Heath Hampstead Society runs monthly Guided Walks on Hampstead Heath
See also the Corporation of London's Hampstead Trails