All posts by Hilary Abbey

Tring circular 9mls 29.06.19

The walk will go down in the Polyramblers history as taking place on the hottest day of the year with a temperature of over 30 degrees.A further challenge became apparent at Euston station when our train for Tring was cancelled owing to a shortage of drivers.Undaunted Jennifer and I caught the train to Watford Junction where we met up with Peter Tarl our walk leader and Andrew one of our ramblers in time to catch the train to Tring. Unfortunately, Chris another of our intrepid group had also arrived at Euston and caught a later train to Tring.Eventually six of us including Sunita started our walk from Tring station. We followed the Ridgeway for the beginning of our walk, we then walked through Tring Park for a welcome shady break from the heat. We then linked up with the Chiltern Way before arriving at our pub stop the Half Moon.We enjoyed a leisurely lunch before starting back via the Chiltern Way. We met with young people doing the Duke of Edinburgh award and a scout leader waiting for a number of scouts that Andrew had spotted going in the wrong direction.We ended the walk following the canal path from Cow Roast locks back to Tring Station where we caught our train without any delay.Many thanks to Peter Tarl for a lovely scenic circular walk on the hottest day of the year.Hilary

Sunday 2 June 2019: Wendover/Coombe Hill Circular

Eighteen walkers met at Wendover Station to begin our walk along the ridgeway joining the Icknield way and culminating in lunch at the Go Apes café in the depths of Wendover Woods. Wendover Woods is the habitat of the rare Firecrest the smallest bird in Europe which nest in the Norway Spruce. It is also the highest point in the Chilterns (265 m). We left Wendover High street to walk through a park alongside a stream past a church and on to the Ridgeway National Trail. We toiled our way up a long hill through woodland Continue reading Sunday 2 June 2019: Wendover/Coombe Hill Circular

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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5th January London Water & Steam Museum. Walk to Hammersmith

Ten Polyramblers spent a very informative morning looking at the history of our water supplies and marvelling at the huge pump engines which were used to distribute water throughout London.Two of our ramblers also went to the musical museum next door for a guided tour!By the time we started the afternoon walk our numbers had expanded to 21 participants. Continue reading 5th January London Water & Steam Museum. Walk to Hammersmith