Fifteen keen Polyramblers arrived promptly at Watford Station. Jennifer was unable to partake in the walk so she volunteered to take and phone through lunch orders and direct any late comers to join the main group. This enabled us to make a prompt start walking through Cassiobury Park, crossing bridges over the River Gade and Grand Union Canal and following the Grand Union Canal briefly before turning off towards Chandlers Cross with a golf course on our left. We walked through Whippendale Woods followed by Harrocks Wood. Both woods were covered in blue carpets of bluebells. We had lunch in the outskirts of Sarratt. A few opted to have lunch at The Cock Inn and the rest of used the benches in the Holy Cross Church. This twelfth century church has beautiful glass stained windows and fourteenth century painted murals. We went past the Alms Houses and dropped down to the beautiful Chess Valley and made our way through the grounds of Chorleywood Estate, Chorleywood Common and on to Chorleywood Station. I really enjoyed leading this walk as we were well matched and walked as a group.
Sunita. Photos by Stuart and Hilary