All posts by Mary King

Sunday 20th. Princes Risborough Circular

A healthy turnout of 22 walkers started out from Princes Risborough station on a circular walk that followed sections of the Ridgeway and Chilterns Way. It was one of those rare bright sunny frosty January mornings that showed off the beautiful Chilterns at their best. We had an early stop for lunch at a pub where most walkers opted for the Sunday roast which was very slow in being served but was good food and worth the wait. After a long lunch break the cold was really noticeable when we got outside. We resumed the walk and there was a beautifully restored old windmill located behind the pub.

Saturday 29th July. Amersham circular

16 Polyramblers set out from Amersham station on what was a sunny morning, but with heavy rain forecast for later in the day.  We walked downhill through woods to Old Amersham and from there across wheat fields to the village of Coleshill.  Unfortunately, lack of concentration on my part meant  that we took the wrong path but thanks to Stuart’s local knowledge we got back on track and rejoined our path outside the village of Winchmore Hill.  From here we walked through woods and more beautiful rolling wheat fields which I think show off the Chilterns at its best and eventually reached the village of Penn Street where we an excellent pub lunch.  Continue reading Saturday 29th July. Amersham circular

Sunday February 11th Oakwood to Woodside Park

It was a bitingly cold and damp morning.  Not the sort of morning to entice most people out walking but Polyramblers are made of sterner stuff and 11 people braved the elements for what was to be a superb walk.  After meeting at Oakwood station, we set out along a footpath taking us into Trent Country Park.  Our path took us into woodland with mist hanging in the trees and around the outskirts of former Middlesex University campus buildings now standing empty awaiting the approval of a planning application to refurbish the 18th century manor house, and rather surprisingly to build over two hundred new affordable homes.  Walking along the main avenue we reached Cockfosters Road where we met one of a number of several friendly dogs we met on the walk, this one a beautiful bear like Japanese Akita.  Continue reading Sunday February 11th Oakwood to Woodside Park