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High Barnet to Essendon Loop Cycle Route

England > Hertfordshire > Potters Bar
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Cycle Route Details
Route NameHigh Barnet to Essendon Loop
Distance : miles (km)18.26  (29.39)
Posted ByK McStravick
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Cycle Route Location
Town/CityPotters Bar
Start LocationHigh Street (A1000), High Barnet
End LocationHigh Street (A1000), High Barnet
Cycle Steps
The route takes you from Barnet through Potters Bar onto Essendon and back. From Barnet take the A1000 , go through Potters Bar and take the BI58 signposted Essendon. Rather than take the direct road to Essendon turn left into Grubbs Lane finding your way to Wildhill. At Wildhill take a left into West End Lane which leads into Essendon , the last few hundred yards being a short, very steep incline. From Essendon take the B158 back to the A1000.
Landmarks/Pubs for lunch/Sites to see?
Once you're off the A1000 it's a good ride in particular Grubbs Lane and West End Lane into Essendon. The steep climb into Essendon is the worst and the best bit - a feeling of dread before it, intense pain during it and a great feeling of accomplishment when you get up without stopping (as I have done frequently). Essendon has a bit of history with Zeppelin bombers - one bombed part of the church ( there's a plaque on the outside wall of the Church mentioning this) and another was shot down in a nearby field . Rochfords cycle shop is handily placed in the approach from Barnet to Potters Bar. The first coffee shop on your left coming back into Potters Bar is recommended.

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