You can talk the talk, but can you walk the Green Walk?

The Dollis Valley Greenwalk

Only a 10 minute walk from the Town Centre is the The Dollis Valley Greenwalk. Spanning from Mill Hill to Hampstead Heath, the 10-mile walk covers ancient woodlands, a nature reserve, open spaces and even a viaduct. 

The full walk can take up to 6 hours, but if you don’t happen to have 6 hours free, it’s separated into smaller sections, some of which you can even cycle. Whether you’re a serious walker, an ambler, or something in-between, it has something for you. With a moderately flat terrain, most of the route is accessible for all. 

The best bit? It can be joined at any point and was designed to link with the public transport system, so when it starts raining and your socks get a bit soggy and your companion is miles ahead, you can find solace in the Northern Line. 

Interestingly, the name Dollis is thought to be derived from the British dylif (a flood) or the Anglo-Saxon dwllice (erratic). If an erratic flood isn’t enough to get you down there, we don’t know what is. 

You can find out more about the routes here.