Saturday 19 September: Sole Street Circular

Meeting at Victoria Station – our  9.07 train was platformed early so 5 of us boarded early.  On reaching Sole Street station more of us gathered together on that platform. Kim  & Siew Kee met us, having arrived by car.  On leaving the station a large apple tree was pointed out to me hanging over the road bridge. We proceeded northwards through the village, and after some fields and a lane we reached Owletts – a National Trust manor and formerly the  family home of renowned architect Sir Herbert Baker.  Continue reading Saturday 19 September: Sole Street Circular

Sunday 13 September: Linear walk from Loughton to Epping (Essex)

Engineering works on the Southend line meant a very late change to Saturday’s planned walk. Eighteen members and guests got the message and assembled at Loughton for a substitute ramble through Epping Forest. Fortunately there were no calls from distressed walkers wondering why the leader wasn’t at Rochford! Continue reading Sunday 13 September: Linear walk from Loughton to Epping (Essex)

Saturday 5 September 2015 – Loop 13: Enfield Lock to Chigwell

10 Polyramblers were not put off by the rain to do part 13 of the London Loop.  The rain soon stopped to be replaced by a cloudy day which cleared up in the afternoon.  After reaching Enfield Lock and following the River Lea for a short while, we climbed into the Sewardstone Hills from where we could see the King George V reservoir which supplies London’s water.  We were accompanied by music as we walked into Gilwell Park,  as there was a jamboree in the home of scouting in the UK.   Continue reading Saturday 5 September 2015 – Loop 13: Enfield Lock to Chigwell

Weekend in Bangor (North Wales) – 28 August to 1 September 2015

Thirty six PolyRamblers spent the bank holiday weekend in North Wales staying in self catering student accommodation at the University of Bangor.  On arrival we took a walk down to the beautifully restored Victorian Pier with views across the Menai Strait to Anglesey.  That evening we had a very good dinner at Brasserie 1884 in the University complex.  The main challenge of the weekend was to  climb Snowdon via the Miners Track and Rhyd Ddu path.  Continue reading Weekend in Bangor (North Wales) – 28 August to 1 September 2015