Audio guided heritage walks
Download our free audio guide walks and maps and listen to interesting stories about historical and natural points of interest in Barnet.
The walks are 5 to 10 kilometres or 3 to 6 miles and is approximately 5,000 to 10,000 steps.
Audio walks and maps
We will be adding more audio guide walks to download on this page over the year.
Listen to the walks on a podcast
The accompanying audio for each of the walks are now available on podcast platforms. Search for, Barnet healthy heritage walks, in your podcast app and download the audio to your phone.
- iTunes/Apple Podcast
- Google Podcasts (available on Android phones only)
- Pocket Casts
- visit our Anchor page to find the other platforms where it's available.
Hendon to Mill Hill Walk
A gentle stroll through the heart of Barnet; experience a mix of unique urban heritage and leafy green spaces. This walk is mostly paved, with some park walking which could become muddy during wet weather. This is not a circular walk.
- Hendon to Mill Hill map (PDF 747KB)
- Hendon to Mill Hill audio transcript (PDF 249KB)
- Download the Hendon to Mill Hill route to your Google Maps
A beautiful countryside walk through Totteridge Common, a stone's throw away from the hustle and bustle of suburban London. Most of this walk is on unpaved ground which is at times uneven, through Totteridge Common woodland and fields. This is a circular walk. This route is unsuitable for people with buggies or wheelchair users.
- Totteridge map (PDF 945KB)
- Totteridge audio transcript (PDF 239KB)
- Download the Totteridge route to your Google Maps
Get ready for your walk
Plan your route
Work out how you will travel to and from the start and end points of the walks. Visit TFL journey planner
Wear appropriate footwear
Wear walking shoes or trainers that are comfortable these will provide good support and don’t cause blisters
Wear clothing that you can freely move in and dress accordingly for the weather. If it's sunny remember sun cream.
Bring water to drink, especially on hot days and bring some healthy snacks.
Keep safe on your walk
- Be aware of your surroundings and watch your footing.
- Stay on public footpaths.
- If you are listening to the audio at the highlighted points, we advise you to keep one ear uncovered while listening and remove headphones while crossing roads.
The benefits of walking
Walking is simple, free, and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight and become healthier. A brisk 10 minute daily walk has lots of health benefits and counts towards your recommended 150 minutes of weekly exercise.
Regular walking is proven to reduce your risk of some chronic illnesses, including heart disease, stroke, asthma, type 2 diabetes, obesity and some types of cancer.
Walking can also improve your mood and reduce your risk of depression. For older people, walking more often is great for increasing general mobility and muscle strength in your lower body which reduces risk of having a fall.
Discover nature on your walk
As you enjoy the sights and sounds on your way through the green spaces of Barnet, you might like to learn about the trees, flowers, insects and animals you see:
Share your walking experience
Take some photos on your walk and share them using #BarnetHealthyHeritageWalks
Tell us about your walk
We want to continue to improve on these walks for you so any feedback, comments or suggestions would be appreciated.
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