Backup Only

This Week's Walks - Archive

Please see the Saturday Walker's Club This Week's Walks page.

This is an archive of walks done by the Saturday Walker's Club. You should only need to use this page if the SWC website is down.

Blog Archive

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Saturday Walk Tring to Berkhamsted

Tring to Berkhamsted T=2.5.b

Length: 12.8 miles (20.6km) 4 out of 10

"The first part of this route - following the Ridgeway along the Chiltern escarpment to Ivinghoe Beacon - is exhilarating, offering downland scenery as fine as anything on the South Downs. From the Beacon itself, it seems as if you can see half of England on a fine day. Then, by way of contrast, you are plunged into the ancient Chiltern beechwoods of the Ashridge Estate."

Info from a walk comment: A new path along the margin of a field now takes us safely from the station approach road all the way along the main road, until we turn off up the cement track at the beginning of this walk. Enter at the top of the station approach road through a kissing gate on your right hand side.

The walk directions were updated in February.

Trains: 
Get the 0934 Tring train from London Euston, arriving Tring 1017. A return to Tring is valid from Berkhamsted. Freedom passes are only valid to Harrow & Wealdstone. There is a Southern train from Croydon through Clapham Junction to Tring, but the timings aren't particularly good. There is also the Overground line to Harrow & Wealdstone & Watford.
There are frequent return trains from Berkhamsted.

Lunch:
The Bridgewater Arms in Little Gaddesden, tel 01442 842 408, located 11.2km (7 miles) from the start of the walk is an Old English Inns chain pub.

Tea:
You get to the station before any tea stops, which are a short walk further on, across the canal to Berkhamsted High Street.


3 comments:

Walker said...

The path along the field edge at the start has been incorporated into the directions - see the pdf, which should be dated as last updated in May. If this is not what you have, refresh and reload it onto your browser. The new pdf is also "sectionalised", hopefully making it easier to navigate.

Mike A said...

The Berkhamsters might like to consider the Cafe & Bar Here at 28-30 Lower Kings Road. They seemed happy to serve tea and cakes last time we visited. There's also a Bills at 163-165 High Street if you want something more substantial

Anonymous said...

n=12 I think set off from the station and all did the official route to the Bridgewater Arms in Little Gaddeson on a lovely w=mild-slightly-grey-day-with-a-little-sun-in-the-afternoon. Food at the Bridgewater Arms was good but service was interminable.
7 of us after lunch went directly south through a Capability Brown valley to Berkhamstead where the going underfoot was dry and grassy with none of that slippery mud that we had had in the morning. The route which was suggested by MA was through Golden valley and then Frithsden Beeches and then Berkhamstead common and then the last 700 metres to the station back on the official route. Thus we did 17.6 km according to the Sat Nav
Tea / coffee /cake was had by 5 of us at ' I love food ' on 24 Lower Kings Rd - apparently someone is going to put up a comment on this cafe - but it was good and friendly.
Snooze on the train home - yeah
Divine Dish