All walks start at 10am unless otherwise stated and are generally finished by 4pm.
Most of the walks are within Hertfordshire but from time to time we stray into one of our neighbouring counties.
The current walks programme is given below. Although we usually try to include a pub stop for lunch, and the walk leader will have checked it out beforehand, it does happen that pubs change hands, so we can not guarantee that the chosen pubs will still be serving food by the time of the walk. We include details of the lunchtime stop, so that anyone who doesn't want to walk the full distance can either join or leave the main group at lunchtime. Remember: whenever you have to leave your car in a residential area, park it with due consideration for those who live there. All are welcome on these walks (but no dogs please), and no payment is required, but if you join us on a regular basis we would ask you to become a member of the Society.
As these walks are planned several months in advance and there could be a late change it is suggested that walkers contact the leader closer to the scheduled date
Hertfordshire Way Linear Walks
For those of you who have not walked any of the legs of the Herfordshire Way or simply want to revisit them then David and Thelma Kealey organise separate walks which are included in this programme. These walks are in addition to our regualr monthly walks. These require some co-ordinating to arrange car-share and car-shuffling so you need to contact Thelma and David if you intend to take part. Also, details of these linear walks will be sent by e-mail nearer the time and you will need to be included in the ‘linear walk list’ if you want to join them.
Email system administrator if you want to have your e-mail address included in this list for linear walks.
10-mile figure of eight walk. Meet at The Greyhound PH, Wigginton. HP23 6EH. Grid ref: SP938100. Park in pub car park or nearby recreation ground car park. Order lunch before starting walk. Morning – 5 miles, Tring Park, Tring outskirts. Hastoe and Chiltern Way back to Wigginton. Afternoon – 5 miles Chiltern Way to Cow Roast. 1.4 miles along the Grand Union Canal. Then Ridgeway footpath back to Wigginton. Contact: Chris Hampton (01707 695365 or 07790 434579).
Hertfordshire way Leg 11 Hertford to Widford. 13.6 miles. Meet by 9.30 am at the laybys near the church just outside Widford so that we can transfer to Hertford for a 10am start. Contact: David and Thelma Kealey (01727 867365)
The Alban Circle, 10-mile circuit around St Albans, clockwise. Meet in Heartwood Forest, free car park. Grid Ref: TL172110. Post code – AL4 9DQ. West of the B651 at the north end of Sandridge Village. Toilets at the Village Hall car park. Lunch at The Six Bells PH in St Michaels village. Grid Ref: TL139074. Post code – AL3 4SH. Fields, woods, parks, riverside with interesting views of the city. Contact: Peter Osborne (07708 559398).
11.7 miles figure of eight from The Fox PH High Street, Pirton SG5 3PS Grid Ref. TL149316 6.7 miles in the morning to Little Offley and back. 5 miles in the afternoon to Shillington and return. Parking in pub car park.pre-ordering food as required. Contact Ken Osborne 01462 672283 or 07793 3666170.
Linear Walk Hertordshire Way Leg 12, Widford to Bishops Stortford. We will meet in Bishops Stortford by 9.30 am so that we can transfer to the layby near Widford church for a 10 am start. The meeting point in Bishops Stortford and the distance will be e-mailed to walkers on the linear walk list nearer the time. Contact: David & Thelma Kealey (01727 867365) and see information on linear walks above.
10.5 miles circular walk. Meet at The Free car park in Shenley Park (next to the tea rooms) Radlett Lane Shenley TL 182005. Morning walk 5.5 miles before Lunch at The Roundbush PH Aldenham WD25 8BG, Grid Ref TQ 145984. The afternoon walk is 5 miles returning to Shenley on part of Leg 8 of The Hertfordshire Way. Contact Marion Wiseman 0208 9598344 or mobile 07796 0309403.
10.5 miles. Figure of 8 walk, based on Hertford. Meet at Hartham car park, Grid Ref TL 325130, SG14 1QR. This is a pay carpark so we recommend car-sharing or use of public transport. Morning walk is 5.7 miles and afternoon is 4.8 miles. We will not pre-book a pub lunch as there is a good choice of eating places (pubs, restaurants, cafes) in Hertford. Contact Peter & Sue Garside 01992 467928 or mobile 07753 202765.
9 mile circular walk Meet at Whippendell Woods car park Grove Mill Lane Watford Grid Ref TQ 080982. Autumn splendour through Woods, the canal path and The Chess Valley to Croxley Green. Lunch at The Coach and Horses PH Croxley Green after 6 miles .afternoon 3 miles. Contact Roger Bangs 01923 7201.
Winter Solstice Walk. 6.5 circular walk prior to Christmas Lunch. Meet at The Fairway Tavern Old Herns Lane Welwyn Garden City AL7 2ED Grid Ref TL 260137. Walk starts at 10am and takes in parts of The Mimram Valley and Bramfield Woods returning via Tewin. Contact Ian Hirst 07792 070392 or 01763 224982.
January 15th 2018
London Walk along South Bank of The River Thames from Blackfriars to Greenwich. More details in next newsletter Contact David Fenner 01763 852680.