Saturday 7th January: Kings Langley to Hemel Hempstead

The club was offering two walks on the same day, so a turnout of seven for this the longer one was respectable. The cold snap of the preceding week had given way to much milder weather, though it was somewhat misty as we got off the train at Kings Langley. We had just passed under the M25 before the station so there was a real sense of being in the country, rather than in London. Continue reading Saturday 7th January: Kings Langley to Hemel Hempstead

SNOW-WALKING WEEKEND – FRIDAY 13 TO MONDAY 16 JANUARY 2017

This time, the snow-walking weekend will be in Oberammergau in Bavaria (Germany). http://www.ammergauer-alpen.de/oberammergau/en/

Oberammergau (837m) is famous for the production of its Passion Play (in years ending with a zero), woodcarving and frescoes of traditional Bavarian themes, fairy tales or religious scenes painted on many homes and buildings (called Lüftlmalerei). Continue reading SNOW-WALKING WEEKEND – FRIDAY 13 TO MONDAY 16 JANUARY 2017

Monday 2 January 2017: Bayford to Hertford North via Letty Green (linear walk)

A sunny but chilly day for the first walk of the year through woodland and fields in the beautiful county of Hertfordshire. 11 Polyramblers turned up to walk off the excess of Christmas .  We walked along country roads before going through fields and woods (muddy but not too much), the outskirts of a quarry and more quiet lanes.  We reached the Cowper Arms in Cole Green, where we were lucky to find a table in a bay window.  Feeling invigorated after our Continue reading Monday 2 January 2017: Bayford to Hertford North via Letty Green (linear walk)

Tuesday 27 December 2016 (Bank Holiday) – Totteridge to Hampstead (Linear)

On a frosty but sunny morning, ten ramblers gathered at Totteridge & Whetstone Station for a leisurely walk along a section of the Dollis Valley Greenwalk. It links areas of public open space alongside the Dollis Brook initially and then the Mutton Brook. Both join up to form the River Brent which flows all the way to Brentford. Refreshment opportunities are limited enroute so after a couple of miles we made a short diversion to a BP Service Station with a Wild Bean Cafe for a hot drink …… but

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