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Saturday, 9 July 2016

Saturday First Walk: Tring to Berkhamsted

Tring To Berkhamsted

Book 2 Walk5b
12.8 miles (20.6km) 5 out of 10

The morning has an enjoyable, steady climb along The Ridgeway to Ivinghoe Beacon, followed by woods and open fields at the end. It is best not to use pre 2011 books for this walk, download the instructions instead.

If you have a map, you can make a small extension to Gallows Hill from the top of the Beacon, and take a path from there to re-join the walk on the Icknield Way.

Trains: 0934 London Euston arriving Tring 1017. Trains from Berkhamsted are approx every 15mins

Lunch: The Bridgwater Arms in Little Gaddesden. This part of a chain, Old English Inns, and you can get a £5 voucher by joining their mailing list (I haven't checked the T&Cs). From what I remember, there isn't a picnic spot in the village, so best to stop a bit before you get there if you're planning on having a drink in the pub.



Karen said...

Highly recommend The Attic tearoom on the top floor of Home & Colonial shop at 134 High Street in Berkhamsted. According to their website, they are open until 17:30 on Saturday.

There are quite a few stairs to climb to get to The Attic, but the cake is worth it.

David said...

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A surprisingly small group for a fine July Saturday. We followed the main walk as far as the Bridgewater monument, stopping for liquid refreshment at the Bridgewater Arms - much needed after the morning exertions - in the pleasant and spacious garden. We then did the extension to Berkhamsted, which was clearly longer than the 4.3 km (2.7 miles) stated in the directions. It took us 1 hour 25 minutes at a steady pace on a largely firm and level or downhill surface, so I would estimate the correct length as 4.3 miles (6.9 km). This would mean the total distance walked was 14.4 miles. The directions were helpful. I suggest one amendment in paragraph 37 to read as follows: "In 50 metres, you emerge onto a concrete car-wide track. 30 metres after the start of the track, turn left through a gate into a field"

Walker said...

Thanks for the very precise walk update: that is useful.

The Berkhamsted extension is not 2.7 miles long and the walk document doesn't say it is. Going this way is 2.7 miles LONGER than the main walk, the distance you DON'T walk from the Bridgewater Monument to Tring station having to be subtracted from the 4 miles or so from the monument to Berkhamsted. I will try to make this clearer.