Friday 16 to Sunday 18 March 2018: YHA Weekend, Street, Somerset

After a train and bus/coach journey, we arrived at the Street youth hostel, the oldest hostel in the South West opened in 1931.  It is an alpine style chalet on the brow of a hill overlooking Glastonbury Tor and the Somerset Levels.  Geoffrey had baked banana cakes so we had tea and cake while waiting for our food delivery and then went to explore Street.  There was a bread shortage at Ocado but, Continue reading Friday 16 to Sunday 18 March 2018: YHA Weekend, Street, Somerset

Saturday 10th March. Walthamstow village and wetlands. Linear.

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.

Saturday 3rd March: Annual General Meeting

Despite the bad weather the week before the AGM, there was a good attendance at this event.  Mike chaired the meeting as Christine, our President, could not be present because of a bad cold.  There was a minute silence to honour two Polyramblers who passed away  recently: Margaret Lanham, one of our Vice-Presidents, and Pat House.  The minutes of the previous AGM were approved and there was an update on matters arising.  The Committee had Continue reading Saturday 3rd March: Annual General Meeting

24th February. Hampstead Heath

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

Saturday 24th February: Haslemere circular

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