Finsbury Park to Alexandra Palace

Many leisure rides go through parks, woodland trails and along canals Credit: Stuart Coles

(Cycle Guide 4, 14)

Between Finsbury Park and Alexandra Palace you can ride along the Parkland Walk, a disused railway line that has become the countryside in the city. There is a gap between two sections of the walk, where you can either ride through Queen’s Wood or along the road: Highgate Wood is closed to bikes. The whole journey takes under an hour. You could also take a diversion south from the Parkland Walk to pass Highgate Cemetery and visit Hampstead Heath, which has two cycle paths running through it.