A Regular Haunt is Coldfall Woods
One of the reasons I started this business as a London dog walker was because, alongside a passion for dogs, I’m also a great lover of the outdoors. Recently I took advantage of a nice sunny Autumn day and decided to go on one of my favourite walks to date: Coldfall Woods.
As a child I was often in these woods; running, exploring, finding adventures – as my childhood home was close by, in Muswell Hill. When I have the opportunity, and it’s feasible to, Coldfall Woods is often visited by me when I have a four-legged friend in tow. As you know here at Finchley Dog Walker we do local woods so as to avoid stressful car journeys. I. It is for this reason that I’d only like to take my local clients here. However, for those who do live a bit of a distance, I do urge you to try this place with your own dog when you’re not restricted for time and can have hours of fun to make up for the car journey!
Coldfall Woods are 14 hectares and mainly containing oaks and hornbeams. It’s undergone many changes and slightly evolved over the years to be quite different from when I was a child. Although the natural beauty is still everywhere you look, nature was cruel to this are a huge flood tarnished the majority of one of the, once beautiful, fields. However, this has been turned into somewhat of a feature now and has a modern wooden bridge across where the excessive damage was, holding a sign that says: ‘Mini Everglades’.
I usually do a couple of laps of the woods, taking in the fresh air and wonderful sights of the British wildlife such as squirrels and birds, before I go onto Muswell Hill Fields which attaches to the wood and the cemetery. This is a wide-open field great for relaxation for me and excellent for the dogs to run freely. There’s also a play area by one end, which means that if you do bring your pooch along, there’s something for the kids too!
Coldfall Woods aren’t just loved by me, but adored by many and they have a lot of events throughout the year where new faces are warmly welcomed. Look here to see what’s coming up: http://www.coldfallwoods.co.uk/whats-on/