Fords and Hills of Herts Circular

Sun 27th Mar 2011

Walk Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
Southern England
Local Group
Start Time
Ware stn

Depart London Liverpool St 8.55. Pub lunch in Standon. Nick will buy a pint for anyone who walks through all the fords before lunch! Return trains to Liverpool St every half hour. L: Nick Marshall

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Walk Report

Fords and Hills of Herts, Sunday 27th March 2011
21 walkers, 20 miles - leader Nick Marshall
Despite losing an hour's sleep to the putting forward of the clocks, 21 people turned up on time and enjoyed a 20-mile circular walk from Ware in weather which became increasingly warm and sunny as the day went on. Nobody actually qualified for a free pint by walking through all three fords before lunch at the pretty village of Standon (if you want to know why, try looking up "Standon ford" on Youtube), but the three brave souls who did two fords got a pint anyway. The attached pictures illustrate a range of fording techniques, from Paul's Careful-not-to-create-waves, via Rod's I've-got-waterproof-socks-so-there, to Steve's "Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!" And at the end there was still plenty of daylight left in which to get home.



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