Berkhampsted to Tring

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2 March. A nine mile walk, with an optional extension back to Berkhampsted along the Grand Union canal. A relatively short train ride. Some history to start the walk at Berkhampsted castle. A couple of climbs on the edge of the Chiltern hills. Otherwise fairly flat walking in the forests and commons adjoining Ashridge Park. A visit to the Bridgewater monument, before lunch in the attractive village of Aldbury. Minimum road walking and zero stiles.

Sounds like a good Morley Ramblers walk. A very surprising 20 members thought so. Why surprising? The pictures tell the story. A number of our photographers captured the rainbow in the afternoon when the weather was quite pleasant. Thanks to Christine M for her portfolio.

Water and mud …

After lunch, the sun appears

But we knew there would be mud. And the group were very damp and a bit cold by lunchtime. Three of our party took the short route to Tring at lunchtime. The rest reached the canal to discover nearly as much water on the path. Two set off to Berkhampsted. The rest were pleased to reach Tring as the conditions underfoot were very tiring and regrettably meant the day was less enjoyable than it would otherwise have been. Tony.

Final leg along the canal

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