I’ve led this walk in the past and did a walkover in February expecting it to be straightforward. Unfortunately a combination of a wet winter and construction traffic for a new water main meant that large sections of the afternoon walk were verging on the impassable. I devised some slightly less glutinous deviations and hoped for drier weather in the intervening weeks. No such luck. A respectable 15 of us got off the train at East Grinstead on a dry morning with promise of occasional sunshine later. Passing through the town centre with its interesting mix of historic buildings, we headed east, through mostly woodland. Continue reading Saturday 7th April. East Grinstead circular
Our first Spring walk was foggy and felt quite autumnal but at least it stayed dry. The walk was in the Chilterns, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and in Hertfordshire, the county of opportunity. After leaving the station, 9 Polyramblers were soon in the countryside, walking in a valley before crossing Frithsden Beeches and reaching the Golden Valley in the Ashridge Estate, well named Continue reading Saturday 24 March 2018: Berkhamsted (Circular)
It was a grey day that threatened rain but 17 Polyramblers turned up. We started our walk in the conservation area, stopping briefly in the Vestry House museum before continuing through Walthamstow village and its pretty shops. We passed the Nag’s Head and the Ancient House before going in St Mary’s church where we had a nice welcome and were told about the history of the church. We saw the Continue reading Saturday 10th March. Walthamstow village and wetlands. Linear.
On a sunny, chilly winter morning 4 of us went on a circular walk around Hampstead Heath. The weather was great for this time of the year. Blue sky with a few wisps of clouds, and gentle wind blowing. The air was cold, but comfortable to walk. We passed part of the village, then Hampstead Ponds, Parliament Hill, Highgate Ponds before we stopped for lunch at Kenwood House, and visited Continue reading 24th February. Hampstead Heath
It was a lovely sunny morning as 12 of us assembled at Haslemere Station. The train journey down had been busy with groups of walkers, runners and cyclists taking advantage of one of the few days of good weather that 2018 has given us. We set off in a south-westerly direction , looping round to Fernhurst via attractive wood and heathland. Here we lunched well at the Red Lion, an attractive Continue reading Saturday 24th February: Haslemere circular