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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.)

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