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Sunday, 25 February 2018

Sunday Walk: Tring Circular

Tring Circular Book 2 walk 5
Difficulty 4/10
Main walk 16.3km (10.1 miles) or shorter 8 mile option (see below)

Follow the Ridgeway along the Chiltern escarpment to Ivinghoe Beacon  with scenery as fine as anything on the South Downs. The easier afternoon plunges into the ancient Chiltern beechwoods of the Ashridge Estate. A shorter option (a) bypasses the lunch pub and heads for the Brownlow cafe instead.
Trains Get the 10:01 Northampton train from Euston, arriving Tring at 10:36. Return at xx:35 and xx:14.
Lunch
The Bridgewater Arms in Little Gaddesden, tel 01442 842 408, a fine old country inn which offers a gourmet restaurant and somewhat cheaper bar meals from noon daily.
(For the shorter walk, the Brownlow Cafe as below)
Tea
The Brownlow Cafe a National Trust-run kiosk with outside seating at the Ashridge Estate Visitors Centre (tel 01442 851227), next to the Bridgewater Monument. It is open until 4pm in winter, and serves some hot food options as well as cakes.
The Greyhound Inn and Valiant Trooper pubs in Aldbury are both open all afternoon for drinks.
Directions: here
T=2.5

2 comments:

David said...

Did this walk happen? I would be interested to hear how it went, having recommended it to one of the walkers on the Petts Wood circular.

Anonymous said...

Yes, there were n=9 people on a w=crisp_sunny day. All enjoyed the walk which has a mix of open countryside with great views in the morning and attractive woodland in the afternoon. Only two ate in the pub as it looked like there would be a long wait for food. The rest ate nuts and sandwiches in the sunny garden. One went to the National Trust cafe and seven to the Valiant Trooper for tea. The latter impressed with a boot scraper and a bucket of water with brush outside. We went home with clean boots arriving in London around 5.30pm. A lovely walk.