Saturday 26th February. Richmond to Hampton Court.

An impressive 22 of us assembled at Richmond Station. The weather was largely dry but there was a strong and chilly wind as we crossed Richmond Green. We have taken the path on the Ham side several times in the past, but by way of a change crossed Richmond Bridge, following the Middlesex bank. We passed  Ham house across the river, then Orleans Gallery, currently under renovation and York House with its wonderful Naked Ladies statuary. These had been acquired around 1900 by the Indian industrialist Sir Ratan Tata whose name survives in what is now a multinational company. Continue reading Saturday 26th February. Richmond to Hampton Court.

18th February Tring circular

Twenty one walkers were enticed with the promise of early spring sunshine to Tring, to experience a walk of nine miles with much variety, featuring canals, reservoirs, farms and parkland. We also had time to visit the Tring Natural History Museum, filled with stuffed animals, and this was followed by  a really attractive section of the Ridgeway back to Tring station.

Peter

Many thanks to the kind and efficient staff at the Anglers’ Retreat  at Marsworth, who looked after us so well. Mike C

 

 

Sunday February 11th Oakwood to Woodside Park

It was a bitingly cold and damp morning.  Not the sort of morning to entice most people out walking but Polyramblers are made of sterner stuff and 11 people braved the elements for what was to be a superb walk.  After meeting at Oakwood station, we set out along a footpath taking us into Trent Country Park.  Our path took us into woodland with mist hanging in the trees and around the outskirts of former Middlesex University campus buildings now standing empty awaiting the approval of a planning application to refurbish the 18th century manor house, and rather surprisingly to build over two hundred new affordable homes.  Walking along the main avenue we reached Cockfosters Road where we met one of a number of several friendly dogs we met on the walk, this one a beautiful bear like Japanese Akita.  Continue reading Sunday February 11th Oakwood to Woodside Park

Saturday 28th January. Flitwick circular.

I hurried to the station and was met by 7 Polyramblers  under a small shelter there. I was presented with a long parcel of cake and other unexpected goodies for tea time. Instead of leaving the station by the opening on the footbridge, we all proceeded throught the booking hall which was just as well as 2 extra polyramblers appeared on the other side. I thus rang through to the Green Man to confirm our numbers for lunch.  Continue reading Saturday 28th January. Flitwick circular.