Digswell Circular

Sun 29th Mar 2009

Walk Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
Southern England
Local Group
Start Time
Welwyn North Stn (in Digswell Village, not in Welwyn Garden City, where there is also a station, or Welwyn, where there is no station). There will be engineering works on our train line the night before the walk. As well as contacting the leader (see Strider), those coming by train might like to consult: <A href="http://nationalrail.co.uk/service_disruptions/2009/03/29/fc/engineeringworks.html" target=_blank>National Rail engineering works</A> and <A href="http://ojp.nationalrail.co.uk/en/pj/jp" target=_blank>National Rail</A>. If the work finishes at 08:15, as stated, there should be no problem. If it does not, the worst should be a short bus ride, which will take an extra twenty minutes. The leader needs to know if there are latecomers, so that we can wait and/or walk a modified circuit (depending on how late)

Digswell, Welwyn. Ayot St Lawrence, Codicote, Datchworth, Watton at Stone, Bulls Green, Digswell

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Start and Finish

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Walk Report

Digswell Circular, Sunday 29th March 2009
29 walkers, 21.5 miles - leader Denis Smith
We had a cloudy but dry day. We started off with 29, went through Digswell Woods, Welwyn, Ayot St Peter, the disused Hertford-Luton railway, and had a stop at Ayot St Lawrence by the Paladin Church. One Herts member found the pace (5.2kmh) faster than she expected and decided to take a taxi to her home (about 7km). We crossed the Mimram again at Kimpton Mill, and made our way through the edge of Codicote to Rabley Heath, a village comprising about 20 large houses and one pub, the Robin Hood and Little John, where we lunched. We made our way by Woolmer Green and Datchworth Church to Watton-at-Stone, where another walker had to drop out with blisters; she and her sister took the train from there back to London. We stopped again on Datchworth Green and the remaining 26 continued along permissive paths back to Digswell. We had walked almost 35km and Hertfordshire's gently rolling hills had given us over 400 metres of ascent.


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