Ivinghoe, Ashridge and Tring circular

Sat 10th Jan 2015

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Event Details Updated
PLEASE CONFIRM IF YOU WANT A PUB LUNCH. If you are coming on this walk, please let me know if you would like a pub lunch by this Thursday evening (8 January) so I can confirm our reservation. You can download a menu here: http://bit.ly/1xEg2TR (cut and paste the URL into your browser) but I'll also bring one along on the day. Contact me by email at adldwa@btinternet.com or text to 07767 321960. Thanks. Adam.
Event Type
Group Walk
Region
Southern England
Local Group
London
Distance
19.5ml.
Start Time
09.17
Route
Dep London Euston stn 08.34

A circular walk from Tring stn taking in Ivinghoe Beacon, Ashridge est, and the Bridgewater monument. Easy walking with fabulous views on the Ridgeway, Icknield Way and Grand Union Canal paths. Lunch at Studham (10ml ) in Red Lion pub or sandwiches on village green. Possible tea stop at Bridgewater Monument (NT, 15ml). Bring head-torches. 1,900' asc. Dogs on leads. GPX file for navigation at: http://bit.ly/1m0gC8T
Return trains every 20 mins

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Ivinghoe, Ashridge and Tring Circular, Saturday 10th January 2015
26 walkers, 19.3 miles - leader Adam Dawson
26 of us ventured out into the wilds of North Hertfordshire for an exhilarating 19.3-mile trek round the Chilterns. We started at Tring station at 09:17 then headed to Ivinghoe Beacon along the Ridgeway. En route we were soaked in a heavy rain shower but it brightened up by the time we reached the summit revealing clear views for miles in all directions. Then headed to Studham for lunch via the Icknield Way and pausing to spot Widlebeest as we skirted Whipsnade Zoo. We saw animals lurking in the distance which am pretty sure were Wildebeest but others confidently assured me were actually donkeys...
After a quick lunch in the Red Lion we returned via the Ashridge Estate to the Bridgewater Monument (the 3rd Earl of Bridgewater was the "Father of Inland Navigation" according to the plaque). Pause for a quick cup of tea at the NT cafe then down through the beechwoods to the Grand Union Canal near Cow Roast (yes, really) then along the towpath in gathering gloom, returning to Tring by 17:10, just in time to avoid needing head-torches.
A glass of red wine and a hot bath well deserved for all participants!

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