Dollis Valley Green Walk
Pathway in/near Whetstone, existing between 1992 and now
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The Dollis Valley Green Walk was developed and implemented by the London Borough of Barnet in 1992.
It now forms part of Walk London’s extensive network of walks and provides a link in both the London LOOP and the Capital Ring.
The Green walk is about 10 miles long and can take up to 6 hours to walk.
It links areas of public open space along the Dollis Valley in a green chain, to provide a pleasant and quiet long distant walk between the Green Belt and Hampstead Heath, through the heart of Barnet.
Dollis Valley Green Walk The Dollis Valley Green Walk was developed and implemented by the London Borough of Barnet in 1992. Finchley Catholic High School Finchley Catholic High School is a comprehensive boys’ secondary school with a coeducational sixth form in North Finchley. It accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Totteridge And Whetstone Before becoming part of the London Borough of Barnet in 1965, Totteridge was in Hertfordshire and Whetstone in Middlesex. Whetstone Stray Whetstone Stray is parkland created during the twentieth century from former farmland. Baxendale, N20 Baxendale was named for Joseph Baxendale who lived locally in the 19th century. Birley Road, N20 Birley Road is one of the streets of London in the N20 postal area. Greenway, N20 Greenway is one of the streets of London in the N20 postal area. Lynton Mead, N20 Lynton Mead is one of the streets of London in the N20 postal area. Naylor Road, N20 Naylor Road is one of the streets of London in the N20 postal area. Southway, N20 Southway is one of the streets of London in the N20 postal area. Swan Lane, N20 Swan Lane is one of the roads built on the edge of the original Finchley Common.
It is thought that Whetstone was named after the stone used to sharpen knives and other tools, a chunk of which is located on the High Road, on the pavement outside the Griffin pub.
Legend has it that stone was used by soldiers about to fight in the Battle of Barnet.
Whetstone was an important staging post for stagecoaches going north from London. There has been an inn on the site of the present Griffin pub for centuries, though the present building dates from 1928.
When frequently combined with its neighbour, this combined area is the 63rd richest area in the UK (2008) - an acclamation which can be credited to Totteridge Lane, a long road home to many multi-millionaires.