We passed further along the Eastern Reservoir, where for some reason there was a record (remember those?) up a tree. I wonder if it works or is still there now?
Next, we crossed Woodberry Grove to head towards the West Reservoir. On that side is a brand new housing development, Woodberry Park which has some very nice water features, landscaping and a paved path unlike most of the earlier part of the route:
Nice water features 🙂 (at 20 Residence Tower) [pic] — path.com/p/3RcNom— Tom Kell (@tkell97)
At this point my iPhone continuously decides to have accelerometer problems, where my phone refuse to take photos the right way up. Not a particularly, uh, important problem, since I can edit them quite easily later.
Further around the lake is the North London Sailing Association, where there a number of people taking advantage of the mild weather. We then reentered some of the less desirable council estates, where we continue the theme of random items lying about with a rather large black stuffed toy cat…
Within the park are Clissold House, built in the 18th century (in the foreground), now used as a cafe and event location. There is also another small lake and a seemingly disused (or possibly just empty?) paddling pool. In the background is the spire of St. Mary’s Church.
We stop for ice cream after finally finding a shop who will accept debit cards (not as easy at sounds) and continue into the slightly odd Abney Park Cemetery, a 129,000 square metre site where almost 200,000 people have been buried.
Most of the graves seem to have become overgrown and a few have actually become unstable, with rather unattractive barriers having been put up by the Environment Agency. Within the cemetery is the disused and sealed off, but rather imposing Abney Park Chapel, which first opened in 1840.
We return to main roads at this point, following the busy Stoke Newington High Street and Northwold Road, and along towards Clapton.
In Part 4, Stoke Newington Common and Hackney/Walthamstow Marshes
All the pictures are on my Google+, here.