The Duke of York and Potters Bar Walk

MODERATE 1 reviews

The Duke of York and Potters Bar Walk is a 8.5 kilometer loop trail located near Barnet, London, England that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips.

Distance: 8.5 km Elevation Gain: 231 m Route Type: Loop

kid friendly


nature trips




over grown

pub walk

A circular pub walk from the Duke of York in Barnet, Hertfordshire. A former coaching inn, built on the Great North Road, the Duke of York continues to serve the needs of many a weary traveller. The walking route heads north across fields to explore the nearby settlement of Potters Bar. You'll have chance to see the leafy residential streets, the picturesque golf course and the main commercial streets with a wide range of shops, cafes and businesses. The walk includes several steady climbs and descents throughout. Whilst most of the walk follows pavements through the town, a couple of sections across fields and the golf course can get quite muddy after periods of rain. There is one (slightly wobbly!) stile to negotiate (which has open fencing for dogs to pass through) plus a couple of kissing gates. One of the fields you cross may be holding horses, so take care with dogs. You will also need to cross a golf course so be aware of any flying golf balls and let the golfers take their shots before you cross. There is one short section of walking along the grass verge alongside a fairly busy road, so take care of any traffic here. Approximate time 2.5 hours.

7 months ago

Unfortunately the golf course is sadly closed. You can still access it, but overgrown.