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Winter comes to Trent with Circular Walk

Published Friday, 03 December 2010

Why not enjoy this wonderful snowy and crisp weather by taking a leisurely stroll around beautiful Trent Park with the Trent Park Circular Walk.

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Date - Sunday 12th December 2010
Time / Venue- Meet 10.00am outside Trent Park Café, the main car park, Cockfosters Road entrance (approx 1.00pm finish)

Why not enjoy this wonderful snowy and crisp weather by taking a leisurely stroll around beautiful Trent Park with the Trent Park Circular Walk.

This highly popular walk gives you the full historical account of the park with some mystery and legend thrown in for good measure!

With history beginning from before the Norman invasion the walk will give insight into how Enfield Chase came into being, and when it later passed into royal ownership.  The land that now forms Trent Park was nestled right in the middle of the Royal Hunting Forest of Enfield Chase and is probably the best remaining example of what King Henry VIII, Elizabeth I and James I would have seen whilst hunting there.

Find out about the weekend parties held there by Sir Philip Sassoon, the last private owner, whose A-List guests included Sir Winston Churchill, Charlie Chaplin, Edward & Mrs Simpson and Lawrence of Arabia, among many others.

Learn the story that connects the three obelisks of Trent Park.  Where did they come from and who put them there?

Find out about the World War II POW camp for high-ranking German officers at Trent Park, where pioneering techniques in intelligence gathering were employed.

Discover the mysterious Camlet Moat, a monument protected by law.  Why was it built and what was it used for?  Is it the true location of Camelot, King Arthur's stronghold, as some people believe? Ask more about its ghosts and Pagan connection, when the moat was dug and what it may have been used for during the early days of the Chase.

Learn about the 1st Earl of Essex, Geoffrey de Mandeville, the bloodthirsty 'Robber Baron' of the 12th Century, who is believed to have lived on the site of Camlet Moat...

Alan Mitellas, Parks Outreach Officer said "The Trent Park Circular Walks are our most popular walks. People are always fascinated by the history and mystery that surrounds this ancient park and woodland.

"Many people cannot believe that parts of Trent have remained unchanged since the days of Geoffrey de Mandeville, and Camlet Moat is definitely a place that fascinates anyone who visits it. For some, it is a place of pilgrimage.

"It is especially nice to see Trent Park at this time of year so why not come along?"

To find out more contact Alan Mitellas on 020 8441 8272 or e-mail alan.mitellas@enfield.gov.uk 

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