Thirty five polyramblers joined this lovely outer London walk, Perivale woods being the main attraction, for the blue- bells. We made our way to the Grand Union Canal. A cyclist said to us to look out for turtles, however, couple of polyramblers confirmed that we were looking at pink ear terrapins.
We arrived at Perivale Woods soon after. The blue bells were in full bloom and you could miss fragrant floral smell. We saw plenty of bird boxes and a hide. A great spot to listen to the birds, we heard wrens, blue tits, great tits, wood packer and chiffchaffe. Then we walked up to Horsenden Hill for great views. Here Jennifer shared chocolates with us. Then we made to Ballot Box Pub. The staff we superb and service was superb considering twenty of us wanted food and they had another group of thirty customers. Continue reading Saturday 20 April 2019: Greenford to Harrow- on-the Hill
Nine walkers met at Uxbridge station in the sunshine, sadly minus our main leader who had succumbed to the ‘flu, get well soon Sunita. We learnt that Valeria was still en route, and Gillian kindly decided to wait for her eventually catching us up just before the lunch stop.
We walked through the crowds of Christmas shoppers and found our way to the Grand Union Canal tow path which we followed for around four miles. Various barges and locks were seen en route Continue reading Saturday 8 December 2018: Uxbridge, Grand Union Canal and Hillingdon Trail
Fourteen hikers turned out for our walk around Great Missenden. We followed the South Bucks Way and Chiltern Trails. We passed some pretty villages including Little and Great Hampden, Bryant Bottom and Prestwood. Our walk took us through fields, woodland and meadows. We saw blue bells and, primroses and red kites. We had lunch at The Hampden Arms; Peter Wee was looking forward to dining here but sadly was unable to make the walk. We were served very tasty food and the service was excellent so my thanks to Constantine and Louise Lucas and the staff. Continue reading Saturday 13th May. Great Missenden
Fifteen polyrambler, a guest and Teddy the poodle joined the walk, starting at Northolt village. Our walk took us to Northolt Church that was closed, the gravestones dating from around 1850 onwards. After a detour we eventually arrived at Northala Fields, a man-made country Style Park in London, where we were overtaken by the London strollers. We climbed the main peak (one of four) and enjoyed great views that included Windsor Castle and BT Tower whilst we enjoyed mince pies and stollen provided by Lucy and Peter. Continue reading Saturday 26th November. Northolt to Alperton