Watford (the home of Wetherspoons) circular

Sun 29th Jan 2017

Walk Details:

Event Details Updated
Update 16/1/17: Note amendments (below) to: *** Distance *** Meeting time and arrangements *** Route details *** IMPORTANCE OF PRE-BOOKING LUNCH *** Car parking *** Maps *** Grid References *** Photos *** -------- Photos taken during recce: Sunset during the walk (not guaranteed on the day) http://goo.gl/frEGxe and A delightful spot early in the walk http://goo.gl/tD36uk
Event Type
Group Walk
Region
Southern England
Local Group
London
Distance
20ml.
Start Time
09.45
Route
09.45* Watford Junction Stn outside front entrance. (09.24 from Euston) *No TfL suburban services on the day from Euston. If you have a Freedom Pass use the designated train above and buy a ticket for the section Harrow and Wealdstone to Watford Junction. There is an alternative rail route via Watford Metropolitan line stn, but there are no trains between Aldgate and Harrow-on-the-Hill. Anyone using Watford Met can meet 10.20 on Canal/Colne River bridge Cassiobury Park (TL089973). Car parking: in road at Watford Met. Line Stn. (TL 096966) adjacent to Cassiobury Park. Meet as above at TL089973

A walk through the near Chilterns starting and finishing across Cassiobury Park

General Notes
Start and Finish

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Walk Report

Watford (the home of Wetherspoons) Circular, Sunday 29th January 2017
9 walkers, 20 miles - leader Godfrey O'Callaghan
A hardy, compact group of nine - all male - headed off from Watford Junction anticipating rain for most of the day. The clouds hung low but it wasn't until well after lunch that rain arrived and it was only for the last hour that the heavier stuff began to fall. Not really, then, a day for lingering and enjoying scenery. The morning pace was good, helped in no small measure by the mostly firm surfaces. The walk firstly headed through picturesque Cassiobury Park, and then along the Grand Union Canal - which, at that point, meanders around quite a bit - before heading into the countryside proper. Lunch was at the Green Dragon in Flaunden where we found a quiet, old fashioned side room to ourselves. The afternoon session served up a more traditional mix of farmland mud and slippery conditions - offering some kind of joy to those who wanted to test their new boots! At the finish a detachment headed briskly off for a session at Wetherspoons - well, what else does one do in the home town of said organisation?
Photographs by Keith Lane and James Benjamin

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