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The Duke of York and Potters Bar Walk

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Barnet, London, England

The Duke of York and Potters Bar Walk is a 5.3 mile loop trail located near Barnet, London, England that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips.

Length5.3 miElevation gain757 ftRoute typeLoop
Kid friendlyHikingNature tripsWalkingRunningViewsOver grownpub-walk
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Getting There

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.

Barnet is located north of London, close to the M25 in Hertfordshire. The walk starts and finishes from the Duke of York pub, at Ganwick Corner just north of Barnet, on the junction between Barnet Road (A1000) and Dancers Hill Road. Approximate post code EN5 4SG. The walk also passes by Potters Bar rail station, so if you are travelling by train you can adjust the walk to start at the station and visit the pub on-route.

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Sam D
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HikingGreat!

Majority of this walk was spent walking on busy roads and not great scenery mostly residential, shops or an industrial estate. There was also lots of litter everywhere ( not the fault of the walk). There was beautiful countryside nearby unfortunately this walk did not go in to it.

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Ben Newton
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Hiking

A majority of the walk was along a busy road

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Jeremy Hodge
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HikingMuddy

Loved this trail. 1st & 3rd mile were a bit muddy as across fields, but 2nd, 3rd & 5th we’re on paved streets. Not to challenging, some narrow pathways towards the end, keep an eye on your kids & pets, but otherwise a pleasant walk. The pubs great at the end for a treat!

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AllTrails User
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Hiking

I would recommend this walk, however there is a long stretch along the main road towards the end with narrow pavements which is not ideal for dogs or children. The pub is excellent!

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Angela Pritchett
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First to Review

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

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Gabriel Varaljay
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Martin Kean
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jonathan pell
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Danesh Solanki
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Natasha Fournel
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