I’ve created a walking tour combining many of the topics of my blog posts plus a bit more. If you wish to find out more about some of these places and people, I’ve written about many of them in my blog. Use the search function to have a look. I’ve also included a list of relevant blog posts below at the bottom of the page.
The total distance covered is around 5 and a half kilometres and could be expected to take around 1 ½ to 2 hours to cover. Highgate Hill is, well, hilly and there is some climbing involved in this walk. The total ascent and descent is 72 metres with a few short steep sections. Of course, you can start and finish wherever you please. Also, some of our roads are quite busy and care must be taken in crossing them. The walk starts and finishes at the Highgate Hill Park.
Below is a pdf file detailing the walk, including a map.
Here’s the map alone as a pdf.
I’ve also created a Wikiloc trail including the description which can be followed using your phone or other device. It can be read without loading the wikiloc App. However the App will also guide you along the walk and has more images of people and historic street scenes.
Blog posts related to the walk.
The numbers refer to walk stops.
2 Hampstead Road From Telegraph To Telephone
4 Westbourne Street Westbourne St. 1930s Architecture
5″Wairuna” James Allen, Brisbane Retail Pioneer
8 “Mon Abri” Mon Abri – Brighton Road
11 Dornoch Terrace Bridge The Dornoch Terrace Bridge
12 “Toonarbin” Toonarbin
17 Colton Street and “Glenview” Animals on the Loose in Highgate Hill
20, 21,26 Daphne Mayo Daphne Mayo – Brisbane Sculptor
22 Douglas Price Douglas Price – Tragic Modernist
24 Inigo Jones Inigo Jones Long Range Weather Forecaster
27 Highgate Hill Reservoir Highgate Hill Reservoir 1889
28 Ebenezer and Carina Thorne The Enigmatic Ebenezer Thorne
29 Beaumont and Judge Blakeney The Blakeneys of Highgate Hill
31 Torbreck Torbreck