Saturday 9th March Tadworth circular

A respectable total of 20 members and guests met at Tadworth station on a somewhat grey and overcast morning. We  passed through woodland with well trodden muddy paths before turning north and emerging into more open countryside and our first view of Epsom Downs and the racecourse. Horses is the main business in these parts and most of the farms are given over to  it. We reached the foot of the downs and made our way up across the training gallops to the course itself.  The sun finally made a showing and we Continue reading Saturday 9th March Tadworth circular

Saturday 2 March 2019: Watton at Stone (Herts.)

The weather forecast was not as good as last week’s so ‘only’ 21 Polyramblers turned up for this walk in Hertfordshire. It stayed dry all day and, when it came out, the sun was quite warm.  We started the walk in Watton at Stone.  I was asked about the name of the village and Wikipedia says that the origin of ‘Watton’ is uncertain; the suffix ‘at Stone’ is thought to be referring to the Roman road (anciently described as a Stone Street) that ran from Verulamium (St Albans).  We crossed the river Beane and followed the Continue reading Saturday 2 March 2019: Watton at Stone (Herts.)

Walk from Holland Park to Horse Guards Parade Linear

This was a combined walk with Polyramblers and a club called Kaleidoscope.

It was a beautiful sunny day for a stroll through Holland Park stopping for visit to St Mary Abbots Church designed by George Gilbert Scott the most famous and sought-after architect of his day. A few of the Polyramblers diverted off towards Kensington High Street at  this point but managed to retrace their steps in time to see the church!

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AMERSHAM, CHALFONT ST GILES AND LITTLE CHALFONT: 23 FEBRUARY

Unseasonably warm, sunny weather for a 9 mile walk in the Oyster card zone promised a high turnout, but we weren’t expecting quite as many as the 31 Poly Ramblersand one dog who gathered at Amersham station on Saturday.   It was good to welcome back Lucy who hasn’t been out in a while.  The early morning mist had just cleared and we headed down through the woods to Old Amersham, passing through the Memorial Gardens where we saw the WW1 Continue reading AMERSHAM, CHALFONT ST GILES AND LITTLE CHALFONT: 23 FEBRUARY

Friday 15 to Sunday 17 March 2019: YHA Weekend in Beer (Devon)

On the Friday, travelling by car, train and bus, 27 Polyramblers made their way to Beer in Devon. 21 to stay in the youth hostel which the club had hired for the weekend and 6 in the Dolphin Hotel. The hostel is a beautiful stone country house located just outside the fishing village of Beer. Standing in its own grounds, it retains many original features, including stripped timber floors and leaded windows.

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