Victoria Line Walk – Day 1
Walthamstow Central to Blackhorse Road
At Walthamstow Central my second tube walk begins. It has 16 stations spread over 13 miles of track. This line has no branches which makes the route relatively straight forward.
Blackhorse Road to Tottenham Hale
The biggest question of todays walk was whether I would be able to walk along Forest Road to go through the reservoirs in this area. I couldn’t work out from the Google Maps and Live Maps imagery whether there was a pavement on this road. As luck would have it there is a pavement along this road allowing me to take an easy route to Tottenham Hale.
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There are four reservoirs to the North and seven to the South. You’d barely know the reservoirs were here as you walk along Forest Road. For much of the distance they are not visible. It is only on the West end of the road that you can see a few of the reservoirs. Unfortunately the area around the reservoirs is not open to the public. You need to get a permit before you are allowed access to them.
Tottenham Hale to Seven Sisters
I headed away from Tottenham Hale towards the Tottenham Hale retail park where you can find warehouse sized versions of B&Q, Currys, Halfords and several other stores.
I walked past the Haringey Council building, the Dutch House pub, a synagogue and an interesting yellow and green building.
I walked through the park from East to West.
A quick walk along Woodstock Road got me to Finsbury station with its new roof. I had planned to go further along the line today but cramp in my right calf muscle meant that this was my last stop today.
Here is the whole route for day one of my Victoria line walk. I only walked for about three hours, and this included some time looking at the Selborne Walk shopping centre and the Tottenham Hale retail park.