Cockfosters to Southgate Tube Walk

The Piccadilly line is the second longest tube line after the Central line. It is 44.3 miles long.

All the lines I’ve previously walked have consisted of a single line (apart from the East London line but that has only a very small branch). The Piccadilly line splits into two branches on its West side. I’m starting at Cockfosters so I won’t have to worry about this for a while. When I get to the branch I intend to do the Heathrow branch first and then the Uxbridge branch.

Cockfosters to Oakwood

On leaving Cockfosters underground station I head past the shops on Cockfosters Road and go into Westpole Avenue.

Most of the houses on Westpole Avenue are semi-detached. At the end of this road I reach Oakwood tube station.

Oakwood to Southgate

Down Prince George Avenue are more large semi-detatched houses. On Sheringham Avenue is a church that looks more like a factory and a house which has a bashed telephone box in its drive.

I have to head East to find the entrance to Oakwood Park. The stone structure is a well that dates from 1870.

On Oakwood Avenue the houses start getting a little smaller.

A walk along Winchmore Hill Road gets me to Southgate tube station – the third station so far, and the third designed by Charles Holden.

Piccadilly Line Walk – Day 1 Summary

This first section of the Piccadilly line took about 70 minutes to walk.

4 thoughts on “Cockfosters to Southgate Tube Walk”

  1. hello,
    I am doing a charity run/walk for the N.S.P.C.C. on the 6th of June. I have not thought too much about my route yet.As a tube driver i just follow the tracks! I am going from Uxbridge to Cockfosters and think it is approximately 40 miles. I would appreciate it if you could confirm this. I aim to run/walk it in 10 to 12 hours.

    Edward Spencer

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