A Christmas walk on Hampstead Heath

One of the things I’ve been looking forward to the most this winter is a Christmas walk on the Heath. We’ve had it planned for a little while now and when the day finally arrived, I was bursting with festive excitement.

We had it all planned out; a bus ride to Dunstan Road followed by a short walk to Golders Hill Park Zoo to see the animals, then a wander around the Heath and pergola, before finishing up with a mulled wine at the Garden Gate pub

The Heath has been transformed since the last time I’d visited; a carpet of golden leaves had fallen for us to trudge through, the trees have turned a gorgeous yellow and the views were even more breath-taking than I remembered.

And, finally… The best mulled wine I’ve ever tasted. And well earned, I think.