!!! POPUP !!! RESCHEDULED from 1/3 N'wood Hills- Rick'worth

Tue 13th Mar 2018

Walk Details:

Event Details Updated
Update 2/3/18 This walk has been re-scheduled from Thu 1 March NOTE: arrangements for this walk are as shown in these details and are confirmed now
Event Type
Group Walk
Southern England
Local Group
Start Time
Meet Northwood Hills station ticket office (Met. line). Watford or Amersham train from Aldgate Station 09.39, Baker Street 09.50 arr. Northwood Hills Station 10.25,. Finish Rickmansworth

The walk follows the Hillingdon Trail and then the Grand Union Canal and lakes as far as Rickmansworth

General Notes
NOTES: * This is day 2 of two-day walk to Rickmansworth (day 1 on 22 Feb). * Could be muddy in places. * Bring own lunch or alternatively snacks and late lunch at finish. * Finish at Pennsylvanian (Wetherspoons)

Entry Details:


Walk Report

Northwood Hills to Rickmansworth Part 2, Tuesday 13th March 2018
4 walkers, 11 miles - leader Godfrey O'Callaghan
Mud! Slippery mud, squelching mud, pull-your-boots-off-mud. The heavy rain of yesterday left the ground saturated. The intrepid though do not give it too much thought - or, rather, give voice to the thought apart for the odd expletive. So we squelched and slithered our way across Ruislip Woods and along the Hillingdon Trail - with probably the best signage of any trial in the country - to eventually reach the Colne Valley and the Grand Union Canal. On the way we stopped to look over the graves in the Anzac cemetery at Harefield Church. The Colne Valley, shared with the Grand Union Canal is a watery landscape shared with old gravel pits now filled with water and water fowl. Four of London Group made the walk which began at Northwood Hills Station and finished at Rickmansworth. The day was cloudy with a little sun at times but still so that the watery world provided plenty of mirror-like reflections. A good outing nicely finished off at the Wetherspoon's in Rickmansworth.



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