Some great runs in North London
Everyone has a favourite run. Whether you walk, jog, hop, do interval training or sprint.
We thought it would be useful to compile a list of the best spots all over North London so you can get out there, see this beautiful city and get super fit while you're at it!
We will keep updating this post so please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to add your favourite place or route!!!
Priory Park - not the biggest park in the world but it's a really beautiful space. It has a path all the way around it and plenty of trees to mark your interval training!!! It also has tennis courts! Find it in Postcode N8
Alexander Park - sort of in the middle of Crouch End, Muswell Hill and Alexander Palace - this is a fairly big park. It's not all on a path so prepare to get a bit muddy! It's also a 'wild' type of park rather than a manicured, so it's a bit more natural. If you can manage to get up the gradient (fartlek training anyone?!) the views across London are simply stunning. It's also home to some local football teams which you can catch on a weekend. Find it in Postcode N22
Hampstead Heath actually spans many parts of North and North West London as it joins up with Parliament Hill park (see Highgate section). This is a beautifully wild park with parts that are more akin to a forest. Either way there's lots of nature to keep you entertained as you jog through uneven terrain. Be warned its fairly easy to get lost!!! Find it in Postcode NW3
Queen's Wood Forest is an ancient woodland in between Highgate, Crouch End, East Finchley and Muswell Hill. Its a dense forrest spanning the upward gradient from Crouch End up to Highgate. There is plenty of rugged terrain to make your run an adventure and lots of wildlife to help you escape the hustle and bustle of London. This is a great run and one of our favourites. The highgate side is close to Highgate underground station. Find it in Postcode N6
Highgate Woods are right next to Queens Wood Forest in Highgate. Again its part of an ancient forest, but as well as the tree lined trail paths there is a grassed centre that is home to a football pitch and cricket field. Again it's close by to Highgate underground station. Find it in Postcode N6
Primrose Hill we think is the perfect place to do some high intensity Fartlek training. (Fartlek training is random short burst of high intensity running, often on gradients, mixed with some standard pace recovery running - it's great for fitness, look out for a blog post coming soon on this type of training). Whilst not the biggest park in London there are lots of mazy type path to make your run enjoyable and the views from the top of the hill are great. You may even run into a celebrity! Close to Chalk Farm Tube. Find it in Postcode NW1
We will keep updating this post and cover great runs in:
Wherever you run make sure its safe and well lit. If you are running at night, try to run with a partner and carry a personal attack alarm
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