After meeting outside a very noisy Borough tube station on a warm evening, 15 Polyramblers soon found themselves in the quiet street of Southwark. We went around parks, garden squares, churchyards, community gardens and other green spaces, most of them maintained by Bankside Open Space Trust (BOST), and which are oases of calm in a busy London. We started with the cottage-style front garden of Drapers’ Almshouses, then followed a mangy fox to All Hallows Church Garden where we were welcomed by a tortoiseshell cat. After crossing Mins Street Park, we went to my favourite garden: Red Cross Garden. Continue reading 17 June: A Walk in Bankside
My first club ramble I ever attended was from Egham station almost exactly 37 years ago! It was led by the late Peter Gould, and I remember Rosie and Rosemary attending! Since then the station has been completely rebuilt with a housing estate nearby. This time the ramble date is Sunday 14 June 2015 and we are celebrating 800 years of Magna Carta, and my route took us into Royal Holloway College where we spent an hour at their Great Charter Festival open day. Continue reading Sunday 14 June – Circular walk in Runnymede
A small but select group joined me at Euston. After an unusually quiet, for Polyramblers, journey to Berkhamsted we were joined by another three walkers and made our way to the canal. I suggested a visit to Waitrose but no one was interested. Instead we stopped to watch two cygnets struggling to get out of the canal onto the bank. Their parents were too busy preening themselves to take any notice but the persistent cygnets made it in the end.
Continue reading Saturday 6th June Berkhamsted to Tring Station.
After a nice bus journey from Bishop’s Storford to Hatfield Broad Oak, 13 Polyramblers joined Sue and Geoffrey who had driven to the start of the walk. In the sunshine, we walked through meadows and arable fields along the Three Forests Way following the Pincey Brook. Just before joining the Flitch Way, the line of the old Bishop’s Stortford to Braintree railway, we saw Gillian and Stuart who had come to meet us for lunch. We walked to The Green Man public Continue reading Saturday 30 May: Circular walk in Hatfield Forest
Report by Heather.
“Lonely Trainers on the platform wonders if he’s got it wrong
But hark – the trains – from which alight the happy Polyrambling throng…”
With apologies to Betjeman, I like to think he would have approved of the walk on Saturday. With all three Mikes, and more men than women – could this be a Polyramble first of modern times? Starting Continue reading Saturday 23rd May. Great Chesterford to Newport