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August 2018

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Capital Ring: South Kenton to Hendon

London. Mon 27 Aug 2018


 The Windermere pub from South Kenton Station platform


 and at ground level

 Most of the housing in the area also dates from the 1930s, some still in its original condition

 The Wealdstone Brook, a tributary of the River Brent

  and the Jubilee Line

 The Church of the Ascension, architect J Harold Gibbons, 1957 The first service was held here in a marquee in 1937

 when the estate was built, but war delayed the building for 20 years

 The Wembley Arch, just under a mile away, is visible above the houses

 The Avenue

 more 1930s housing on Uxendon Hill. Our path leads off to the left

 Harrow from Barn Hill

 The pond on top of Barn Hill. The whole estate here stretched down to Wembley Park and was landscaped

 by Humphrey Repton. Most is now covered by housing from the 1920's and 30s and Wembley Stadium etc


 The view from Barn Hill towards Wembley



 and the trig point

 Hiding in a tree

 North of Barn Hill is Fryent Country Park, its fields enclosed by hedges


 The fields are still used for hay-making

 The other high point, in the north-east of Fryent Country Park is Gotford's Hill. The instructions for the walk in the
 Captial Ring book are fairly poor, but following the map and the occasional way mark we found the correct exit

 The walk passed through more suburban streets



 to Church Walk
and the cemetery around the old St Andrew's Church

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