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Friday, 26 April 2019

Tring to Berkhamsted - for bluebells in Dockey Wood, Flat Isley and Ashridge Estate

Book 2, Walk 5b - Tring to Berkhamsted

Length:  22 km (13.7 miles)   Short-cuts and shorter walk returning to Tring possible
Toughness: 4 out of 10

London Euston: 10-24 hrs  Milton Keynes service
Arrive Tring: 10-59 hrs

Return :  Berkhamsted to Euston: 01, 15, 31 and 46 mins past the hour
               Tring to Euston:  direct trains at 10, 26 and 56 mins past the hour

Rail ticket: buy a day return to Tring

With reports that the Dockey Wood bluebells are now in full bloom, I'm posting this classic bluebell walk at nil notice, given it is my only "free" day during the coming week when trains are running.

For Directions, lunch options etc. please refer to the Walk Directions here: L=2.5


Anonymous said...

Just a note to say them Dockey wood bluebells and other woods in Ashridge estate are at its best. I was there yesterday. By the way the cafe/restaurant at Berkhampstead called 'I love food' is close for a few months for renovation as I discovered yesterday. Might join your guys tomorrow.


Marcus said...

2 walkers spotted my late posting and joined me on today's bluebell extravaganza, so that is n=3.
The weather was w=sunny-spells-in-the-morning-a-few-light-showers-later.
As per Monica's report, the bluebells in Dockey Wood and Flat Isley were stunning, with many more displays elsewhere in the Ashridge Estate.
In the morning the meadow below the ascent to Ivinghoe Beacon was a mass of dandylions and cowslips - yellow to offset bluebell blue.
2 of us dined at the Bridgewater Arms and although we had a longish wait for our food to arrive, when it did it was good, honest pub grub - just what the doctor ordered to sustain us on our afternoon leg. We caught up with our sandwich colleague as we left the Ashridge Estate, and all three of us enjoyed the Berkhamsted leg now in intermittent light drizzle.
We enjoyed good travel both ways on our lovely day out: it is always a treat to fit in this bluebell classic during bluebell season.