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
This is indeed “a beautiful walk through an unspoilt countryside of fields, woods and gentle hills,” as captioned and explained in detail by the excellent Time Out Book I / Saturday Walkers Club. In my group survey of the members on the walk, Geoffrey described it as “An exhilarating walk through woods and fields on the Surrey/Sussex border”. Continue reading Saturday 15 June 2019: Ockley to Warnham (Linear)
Back in the Chilterns for an undulating 12 mile walk (although Jackie admitted it was more likely to be 13 miles) through woodlands and fields. Only 6 Polyramblers despite it being a sunny day but the lack of pub might have deterred people. We soon left Goring, going up to Wroxhills Wood, accompanied by red kites mewing above us. We skirted Woodcote and went through Common Wood. At one point, we lost Pam and Andrew but we found them again. We had decided on a place to have lunch but we got lost in a wood and, as it Continue reading SUNDAY 9th June: GORING to PANGBOURNE (LINEAR):
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
This is an annual festival of floral art in shops, restaurants and hotels in the neighbourhood of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The theme this year is ‘Under the Sea’. Approximately 20 Polyramblers and guests met at Sloane Square tube station to do a walk to see as many floral displays as possible. We went up and down Sloane Street, Pavilion Road where we met Lorna and her mum doing the same as us, up and down King’s Road and Duke of York Square. We were all very impressed by the beautiful displays.
The winner of Chelsea in Bloom 2019 is the display on the main photo (Hackett on Sloane Street, whose installation takes inspiration from Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea).