Watford and Three Rivers

January

Tuesday, 22nd, 10am at [TL026063], A half day walk from Winkwell. Park in the overflow CP over bridge just beyond the pub., Option of lunch afterwards in The Three Horsehoes, 5mi/8km, Contact Colin 01923 677331
Saturday, 26th, 10:30am at [SU715738], Thames path walk from Reading to Goring, Meet Reading rail station foyer 10:30 (frequent train arrivals)Walk finishes at Goring rail station (half-hourly train service)Easy terrainPicnic lunch, 11mi/17.7km, Leader Peter 01923 637983

February

Saturday, 2nd, 10am at [SU956850], A day walk from Burnham Beeches with lunch in Hedgerley, Meet in Lord Mayor's Drive CP (£3) for a walk taking in Farnham and Stoke Commons and the choice of a pub lunch or picnic in Hedgerley. On our way we will 'open' the gate that our group donated. We will return through Egypt Woods and Burnham Beeches., 9mi/14.5km, Leader Clare & Ian 01923 721515
Saturday, 9th, 10am at Meet at Garston Bus Garage. [TL117003], A day walk from Garston Bus Garage to St Albans Abbey Station, A linear walk from Garston Bus Garage to St Albans Abbey Station with an early coffee at Moor Mill, Bricket Wood. No pub lunch but opportunity to eat at cafe at Sainsburys at end of the walk. Return by train or 321 bus., 7.5mi/12.1km, Leader Annette 01582 760648
Tuesday, 12th, 10am at Meet in front of The Artichoke public house, Croxley Green. [TQ069955], A half day walk from The Artichoke, Croxley Green, Starting at The Artichoke public house, the walk will go across the fields and West Herts golf course down to the canal, through the buddleia walk and back up to The Green. Option of pub lunch at The Artichoke after the walk. Parking in either the pub car park if you are having lunch or discreetly in roads nearby., 5mi/8.1km, Leader Chris 01923 772278
Saturday, 16th, 10am at [SU960973], A short day walk from Old Amersham. Park and meet in Old Amersham CP (off the Broadway), We will be walking via Chalfont St Giles. Pub or café lunch in Chalfont St Giles or bring a picnic. Terrain moderate, 9mi/14.5km, Contact Graham 01923 251157
Saturday, 23rd, 10am at Meet in front of Kings Hotel, Stokenchurch. [SU759961], A day walk from Stokenchurch, A day walk from Stokenchurch. Park in Stokenchurch around the Kings Hotel. Walk is over undulating terrain. Picnic lunch or possibility of pub lunch at Ibstone but check with walk leader beforehand., 10mi/16.1km, Leader Sue 01923 674410

March

Saturday, 2nd, 10am at Meet at Rickmansworth Station. [TQ057946], A short day walk around the Croxley Green Boundary, A circular walk around the Croxley Green Boundary over level ground. Option to have lunch afterwards at the Coach and Horses in Rickmansworth. Meet at Rickmansworth Station., 6.5mi/10.5km, Leader Alison 07590 217705
Wednesday, 6th, 10am at Meet at Ye Olde Greene Manne pub car park. [TQ077924], A half day walk from Ye Olde Greene Manne, Batchworth Heath, Rickmansworth., The walk will go down to the Grand Union Canal and we will return via Moor Park Golf Club. Option of drink and/or pub lunch afterwards at Olde Greene Manne. Parking in either the pub car park or, if not using the pub, please park discreetly nearby (the grassy area to the side of the car park)., 6.2mi/10km, Leader Annette 01582 760648
Saturday, 9th, 10am at Meet at Heartwood Forest Car Park, Sandridge. [TL167107], A day walk from Sandridge, A 10.5 mile walk though the recently planted forest to the Lee Valley & Brocket Hall. Pub lunch at Lemsford. Returning along part of the Hertfordshire Way. Easy terrain., 10.5mi/16.9km, Leader Roger 01923 720143
Saturday, 16th, 10am at Meet outside Chilterns Gateway Centre. [TL007195], A day walk from Chilterns Gateway Centre, Dunstable Downs, A day walk from Chilterns Gateway Centre, Dunstable Downs with a pub stop at Eaton Bray. Parking at Dunstable Downs is £3 all day (National Trust) but free for National Trust members. At end of walk steep climb will be avoided by walking to the west and using steps., 9.5mi/15.3km, Leader Annette 01582 760648
Saturday, 23rd, 10am at [SP898155], A day walk from Long Marston, Park in Astrope Lane opposite The Queens Head pub. Flat walk through fields, along the canals and round lakes. Lunch at Marsworth. Choice of either a pub lunch in The Anglers Retreat, cafe in car park or a picnic., 9.5mi/15.3km, Leader Roy & Penny 01923 857186
Saturday, 30th, 10am at Meet at Aylesbury Railway Station foyer. [SP818134], A day walk from Aylesbury to Wendover, The first of a series of four walks based on the Chiltern Line, walking from Aylesbury to Rickmansworth.This section follows some of the Aylesbury arm of the Grand Union canal and some of the Wendover canal. Starting from Aylesbury railway station foyer and finishing at Wendover railway station (half-hourly train service). Bring a picnic but there may be a possibility of a pub lunch in Aston Clinton., 10mi/16.1km, Leader Peter 01923 637983

April

Thursday, 4th, 10am at Meet at Cart and Horses car park. [TL046003], Half Day Walk from Commonwood, Gentle half-day walk from the Cart and Horses in Commonwood with option of lunch afterwards. Park at the pub but please find alternative parking if not staying for lunch afterwards as their car park is quite small., 5mi/8.1km, Leader Berny 01923 446836
Saturday, 6th, 10am at Meet at Studham War Memorial [TL022157], A Day Walk from Studham, A figure of eight walk from Studham. Easy/moderate terrain. No stiles. Option of pub lunch in Red Lion, Studham or picnic on the green. Park in small car park at crossroads or along Church road., 11mi/17.7km, Leader Anthea 01442 397963
Saturday, 13th, 10am at Meet at Chesham Underground Station. [SP960016], A day walk from Chesham via Ashley Green, An 11 mile circular walk from Chesham via Ashley Green. Meet at Chesham Underground Station. Station car park costs 2 pounds. Picnic lunch. Opportunity for a quick drink at Ashley Green pub., 11mi/17.7km, Leader Graham 01923 251157
Saturday, 27th, 10am at Meet at Wendover Station foyer. [SP865077], A day walk from Wendover to Great Missenden, The second of a series of four walks based on the Chiltern Line, walking from Aylesbury to Rickmansworth.This section follows some of The Ridgeway over Coombe Hill and Pulpit Hill. Meet at Wendover Station foyer. Bring a picnic but possibility of pub lunch in Lower Cadsden. Finishing at Great Missenden railway station (half hourly train service)., 10mi/16.1km, Leader Peter 01923 637983

May

Thursday, 2nd, 10am at Meet in Gade Avenue Car Park, Cassiobury Park. [TQ092968], A half day walk starting from Cassiobury Park, A half day walk starting from Gade Avenue Car Park, Cassiobury Park. The walk will go through woodlands and hopefully the bluebells will be in bloom. Possibility of lunch afterwards in one of the cafes in Cassiobury Park., 6mi/9.7km, Leader Trevor 01923 221933
Saturday, 11th, 10:30am at Meet at Richmond Station foyer. [TQ180751], A day walk from Richmond to Wimbledon, A day walk starting from Richmond Station and ending at Wimbledon. There are cafes along the route but bring a picnic lunch just in case. Meet in Richmond Station foyer. Best way to travel is from Watford Junction Station to Willesdon Junction (touch oyster cards on pink reader) and then to Richmond., 8mi/12.9km, Leader Berny 01923 446836
Saturday, 25th, 10am at Meet at Great Missenden Railway Station foyer. [SP892013], A day walk from Great Missenden to Amersham, The third of a series of four walks based on the Chiltern Line, walking from Aylesbury to Rickmansworth.This section explores countryside either side of the Chiltern Line. Meet at Great Missenden Railway Station foyer. Bring a picnic but possibility of a pub lunch in Little Missenden. Finishing at Amersham Railway Station (frequent train service)., 10mi/16.1km, Leader Peter 01923 637983

Sunday 20 January 2019