SEW - Trent Park Circular

Wed 1st Jun 2011

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Event Type
Group Walk
Southern England
Local Group
Start Time
Cockfosters Tube stn (end of Piccadilly line)

Through woods, streams and fields we pass the manor house of the Sassoons, a massive 1702 obelisk, a wood sculpture works and end with a pig-out at the famous Cock & Dragon pub, 14 Chalk Lane, Cockfosters, with bar or Thai food. Ldr Peter Russell

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Walk Report

Trent Park Circular, Wednesday 1st June 2011
21 walkers, 7 miles - leader Peter Russell
21, including several recovering from the 100, had a brisk walk around the perimeter of the park with a loop inwards to the house and lake. We saw the massive 1702 obelisk placed there in 1934 by the super-rich Philip Sassoon (to be seen from the honeymoon bedroom of the Duke of Kent), then the Anglo-Saxon Camlet moat, then a ditch of 10-foot-high poisonous giant hogweed, and so to the mansion with its classical sculptures and history including the imprisonment of Hess before it became an emergency teacher training college whose estate was preserved as green belt. We missed out the final fields of buttercups but were pleased to have extra time at the Cock and Dragon pub with its good Thai curries where Jerry joined us after failing to find us or the house or obelisk.



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