As soon as you go in, leave the metalled path by going left on a well used footpath through the woods. Cross a second metalled path and when the fence on the left turns away, bear half right across to the stream. Follow the stream with it on your right and continue up the side of the long waterfall to climb steeply back up to the lake.
Turn left to walk east side of the lake and at the far end, as the path startsto turn, go sharp left on a path which climbs up through the oaks near the Pitch & Putt.
At the top go right on a metalled path running between wire and wooden fences to emerge back onto Bourne Hill Road.
Finally, go right down the hill back to the Woodman Pub.
A Few Web Links
Grovelands Park: http://www.enfield.gov.uk/461/Grovelands%20Park.htm
St Paul’s Church Web Site: http://www.spwh.org
Mens Ramble 03/07/2008 (Groveland Park, Southgate)
Start Point: The Woodman Pub, Bourne Hill, Southgate, N13 4BD
Distance: 2 miles
Time: 1¼ Hours
Difficulty: Very easy , flat with excellent pathways through the park & woods
Parking: There is parking on the street opposite the pub
The park is open every day of the year from sunrise until dusk. They open at 8.00am from Monday to
Saturday and 8.30am on Sundays. Closing times vary according to the season.
Note: You can have a drink or food at the pub and it has a patio with tables at the back.
On leaving the pub’s front door, turn right and walk down the hill to the grand gates of Groveland Park. Follow the main park path ahead of you. With the Pitch & Putt on your right. Look across left to Groveland Park House with all it’s history and then, as the way divides, bear right down towards the lake.
Continue alongside the lake and at a junction of paths at the end keep forward. At a junction by the tennis courts still keep ahead to pass the bowling green house and reach the gates by the road.
Turn right to walk up Church Hill, passing the Woodside Cottages on your right with an old school house dating back to 1785.
Further up the hill is St Paul’s Church opened in 1828. Just past it, turn right into Denleigh Gardens and at a crossroads, go right again down Branscome Gardens to re-