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Saturday 22 February 2020: Wendover (Bucks) (Circular)

Undulating through Chilterns woods and fields via Little Hampden, Lower Cadsden and Ellesborough. Meet Marylebone station. Buy Off Peak Day Return to Wendover. Train departs 9.57. Harrow on the Hill 10.09, arrives Wendover 10.45. Lunch at The Plough, Lower Cadsden. Distance: 9 miles. LR165/EC181. Leader: Geoffrey.


Photo by David Ellis, CC BY-SA 2.0,

Church of England parish church of St Mary Magdalene, Little Hampden, Buckinghamshire. The timber-framed porch was added in the 15th century.

Satuday 29 February 2020: Gerrards Cross, Hedgerley and Egypt Wood (Circular)

A figure of eight walk in which we pass the pub twice but stop only the second time. Fairly level but expect mud. Meet Marylebone station. Buy Off Peak Day Return to Gerrards Cross. Stratford on Avon train departs 9.43, arrives Gerrards Cross 10.04. Lateish lunch after 6 miles at the White Horse, Hedgerley. Distance: 9 miles. EX172. Leaders: Gillian and Stuart.

Photo by John Lord, CC BY-SA 2.0,

Church of St Mary the Virgin, Hedgerley


17th-20th January. Snow walking in Sharnitz Austria

Friday.  A small and bijou group this year with only 6 participants. We flew to Innsbruck with BA and took a bus to the station. After some dithering about lunch in Innsbruck or Scharnitz, we decided to take the train and make our way to Scharnitz. This train journey is very scenic. We checked in our B&B, Gastehaus Frankenhof, and then had lunch in Gasthof Risserhof, where we received a warm welcome from the owner. She told us snow was expected during the night. We did a short walk around Scharnitz and went back to the B&B for a rest. 7.00 was time for a pre-dinner drink in Dominique and Sunita’s flat. Dinner was in Gasthof Risserhof, the only hotel in the village but a substantial establishment. There was a formal dinner in the next room for about 100 firemen, in their full  uniforms. No wives seemed to be allowed but apart from some loosening of ties, it was a very  orderly event. Continue reading 17th-20th January. Snow walking in Sharnitz Austria

Saturday 30 November 2019: Borough Green (Kent) (Circular)

Surprisingly, considering the weather on some walks this November and the forecast earlier in the week, we were blessed with a beautiful sunny day, once the fog had burned off. The ground was squelchy in parts but carpeted with brown and orange leaves. We kept up a good pace in order to get back to the station before nightfall. Sadly two of our star walkers were not able to join us for different reasons, so we were 13! Continue reading Saturday 30 November 2019: Borough Green (Kent) (Circular)

Saturday 23 November 2019: Hertford North (Circular)

A grey day with some drizzle for this walk in the Hertfordshire countryside and woodland.  At one point, there were 20 walkers on this ramble but numbers varied during the day.  As I was walking to Cuffley station, I saw Martin outside Costa.  I went to buy my ticket and expected Martin to turn up but he did not board the train.  Therefore I was a bit puzzled when I jointed 13 Polyramblers on the train.  With three more waiting at Hertford North Station, we walked up to Thieves Lane and entered Panshanger Park which, in Continue reading Saturday 23 November 2019: Hertford North (Circular)