I’m re-visiting many of the UK’s county tops for a guidebook, due to be published some time in 2011. This is one of the least memorable: Bushey Heath, a 153m ‘peak’ on the Hertfordshire/Middlesex boundary and the highest point in the latter county, which I visited during a recent few days in London.
The ascent from Stanmore station isn’t a challenging one, climbing about 60 metres. The ironic twist of this low summit is that a pub called The Alpine sits virtually on the highest point. Close by is a road called Alpine Walk. Nothing could be further from the truth.