3 Ws and a B (Hive)

Sun 15th Apr 2018

Walk Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
Southern England
Local Group
Start Time
Meet Wembley Park station. Finish at Watford

Fryent Country Park, Roe Green Park, The Hive (home of Barnet F.C.). Canons Park, London Loop across Stanmore Common and Oxhey Woods, Grand Union Towpath, Cassiobury Park to Vicarage Road (home of Watford F.C.), River Colne, to finish with a Watford Wetherspoons

General Notes
Lunch TBC

Entry Details:


Walk Report

3Ws and a B(Hive), Sunday 15th April 2018
11 walkers, 19 miles - leader Julie Welch
With our injured route designer Colin providing a cameo role by popping up along the way to cheer us on, eleven of us set off from Wembley after posing for the camera outside the national stadium and hotfooted it via the Capital Ring (which included a magnificent 360 degree panorama over North and North-west London) and Roe Green Park to The Hive, home of Colin's team, Barnet FC. From there it was a muddy but enjoyable yomp along part of the London Loop to Aldenham Reservoir for an early lunch stop, an exciting crossing of Elstree Aerodrome field and runway, and a refreshment stop at The Round Bush pub. At nearby Aldenham village, we picked up the Hertfordshire Way and then the Ver-Colne valley Walk, which took us alongside the very lovely Colne river to Watford. The weather, which had been overcast but pleasantly mild, had turned to rain by the time we reached Watford F.C.s stadium at Vicarage Road but fortunately by then we were close to the inevitable journey's end - Wetherspoon's Moon Under Water in Watford High Street. Many thanks to Colin for putting together such a great route.
Photographs by Julie Welch



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