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Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Wednesday Walk - Tring Circular or on to Berkhamsted

Tring Circular or on to Berkhamsted T=2.5

Length: 16.3km (10.1 miles), five hours walking time. To Berkhamsted 20.6km (12.8 miles).
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 beechwoods of the Ashridge Estate. "
A Berkhamsted variation: After the pub, take an alternative route, carrying straight on along the Chiltern Way, eventually picking up the directions on Berkhamsted Common by going leftwards rather than a right turn towards Tring. This is shorter than the written up route.
Trains: Get the 1004 Tring train from Euston arrives 1049. If you miss this, the 1024 is only 8 minutes later at Tring. There is also a train from Clapham Junction 0939 arrives 1038 with various stops in London (East Croyden to Milton Kenes). Frequent return trains.
An oddity of these lines is that Harrow & Wealdstone is the zone 6 boundary.
Lunch: The Bridgewater Arms in Little Gaddesden, tel 01442 842 408, located 11.2km (7 miles) from the start of the walk, so a late lunch. For a picnic, you need to stop before the turn off to the pub.

Tea: Valiant Trooper pub in Aldbury

2 comments:

David M said...

9 turned out on a warm and sunny day. All followed the Chiltern Escarpment up to Ivinghoe Beacon where we lingered for 10 minutes or so to take in the fine views. 2 took the short cut to the Bridgewater monument going on to finish the walk in Berkhampstead. The remaining 7 continued on the main Tring circular walk. Staff at the Bridgewater Arms in Little Gaddesden were very accommodating and happy for us to eat our own sandwiches in their garden. Needless to say, we all bought a drink. Just 1 ordered from the menu and commented only that it was what he had expected to get for the price. Being such a nice day, we all stopped again in Albury at the Valiant Trooper for drinks and/or cream teas. The barman there was a bit manic as he struggled to come to terms with a faulty till. 3 just made the 4.57 from Tring station, while the other 4 were 20 minutes behind. A lovely day spent in great company. Thanks for posting Pete.

Anonymous said...

n=9 turned out on a w=warm-and-sunny-day