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10.30am Sunday 24th June (we probably won't leave until nearer 11am)
Walk leaders: Chris Barker, Joan Curtis and Lucy Roots (Haringey Friends of Parks Forum)
The Moselle flows from the Northern Heights in the extreme west of Haringey to the River Lee in the east. Haringey Friends of Parks Forum is publishing a guide to the seven-mile walk along the route from Queen’s Wood in Highgate to Markfield Park in Tottenham. For much of the route the river is hidden in a culvert but it is commemorated in the names of streets and buildings. We will see the amazing changes underway at Lordship Rec where the river is being brought to the surface, see the Lesser Moselle and beautiful lake in Tottenham Cemetery and end up at Markfield Park with its famous Beam Engine (and café).
Option of starting or finishing at half way point at Lordship Rec where there will be a lunch break from 1pm to 2pm.
Meet at the Lodge Café in Queen’s Wood, N10 3JP (Highgate Wood bus stop on 43 and 134 bus routes, Highgate is nearest tube)
THE RIVER AND ITS NEW GUIDE/BROCHURE Haringey Friends of Parks Forum has just written, designed and published a walk Guide to the Moselle River. 5,000 copies of the beautifully-designed brochure have been paid for by donations from local Friends Groups and Residents Associations. Haringey's special river flows from the Northern Heights in the west of the borough to the River Lea in the east. The Moselle is responsible for such sayings as “When it rains in Muswell Hill, it floods in Tottenham” and “Highgate’s rain is Tottenham’s pain”.
For much of its length the river is in now a culvert (underground pipe) but the Moselle River’s name and other names referring to water features are commemorated in some streets and buildings along its seven-mile length. In Lordship Recreation Ground a major regeneration project is nearly completed which includes raising the Moselle to the surface in a stunning new open river channel criss-crossed by 3 new bridges.
The walk Guide will be made available over the coming months and years to residents for free through Friends Groups, residents associations and local libraries. It will also be available to download from the Friends of Parks Forum and Haringey Federation of Residents Associations websites - see: http://hfra.wikispaces.com/Green+Spaces+-+Moselle+Walk
THE WALK ON 24 JUNE To celebrate the launch of the guide on Sunday 24th June the Forum is organising a walk along its route with the option of starting or finishing at the half-way point in Lordship Recreation Ground.
Joan Curtis, the Secretary of the Haringey Friends of Parks Forum (who also designed the Moselle Guide) said: '
Its very exciting to see the Moselle at last getting the recognition it deserves as Haringey's river. We are inviting residents to come and join us on the walk to hear about its history and its role as an important local watercourse.' .
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