Unseasonably warm, sunny weather for a 9 mile walk in the Oyster card zone promised a high turnout, but we weren’t expecting quite as many as the 31 Poly Ramblersand one dog who gathered at Amersham station on Saturday. It was good to welcome back Lucy who hasn’t been out in a while. The early morning mist had just cleared and we headed down through the woods to Old Amersham, passing through the Memorial Gardens where we saw the WW1 floral display of two bi-planes, a warship (HMS Dreadnought) and the lone soldier. We left town and headed across fields (not too muddy after a dry spell). The route took us gently uphill, (great views of beautiful Buckinghamshire) through woods, and then across fields and downhill through a cattle farm. More lanes and field edge paths and before long we reached the newly refurbished White Hart at the top of Chalfont St Giles. Luckily half the group had brought their own food and trooped down the hill to the village green leaving a manageable number to occupy most of the outside tables at the pub. We were joined by Hilary (on the injury list) and Clive. After a leisurely and very pleasant lunch in the sunshine we joined the others in the village and the group (minus three who decided to catch the bus) resumed our walk to Little Chalfont, via some llamas, a golf course and finally some impressive properties on on the outskirts of the village. A very pleasant and not too taxing day out.