Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Autumn Walk

St Jude’s Autumn Walk
Mill Hill, Saturday 8 October 2011
For the third year running we invite you to bring your families, friends and dogs to join us on a six-mile sponsored walk, this time through the countryside around Mill Hill along an entirely different route from the previous two walks. We shall see 17th-century almshouses, a church built by William Wilberforce, a crooked house, a secret lake, a picturesque duck pond and some fine distant views in autumn sunshine. We hope that the walk will raise as much as possible for the St Jude’s central heating appeal fund.
We shall start and finish by the small pond at the north end (top) of Milespit Hill NW7, near the junction with The Ridgeway, Mill Hill (easy parking in The Ridgeway or 240 bus from Golders Green station to the stop by St Vincent School) and pause for a coffee stop at the Orange Tree pub in Totteridge. Those who wish can round off the walk with lunch at the Adam and Eve pub in The Ridgeway– in their walled garden if it is not raining.
Note: there are no loos on this walk apart from the two pubs, but there are useful thickets around the secret lake. Some sections of the walk may be muddy after heavy rain.

The church of St Jude-on-the-Hill is a Grade I listed building. It is regarded as Lutyens’s masterpiece, but its size and age mean that maintenance costs are very high. The congregation has to raise at least £130,000 to replace our antiquated central heating system, which breaks down regularly – usually at the coldest stage of winter. We have now raised over £20,000, but still have a long way to go.
Make a note of the date in your diaries now. Once you have decided to come, please complete the registration form (below) and return it to The sponsorship and gift aid form (below) is for your sponsors to fill in. We ask adult walkers to raise a minimum of £25 in sponsorship. If you do not wish to walk, please consider sponsoring one of the walkers.

Registration form
For further information, contact Jennifer Radice on or 020 8455 1025 or 07896 066714.