Thursday, October 17, 2019

Toddington to Tingrith via the M1

8 miles led by Ruth

Eight ramblers turned up at the village hall on 17th October to celebrate the 60th birthday of the M1. Undaunted by the promise of muddy fields and rain later, we set off in glorious sunshine, admired the graffiti on the underpass at Junction 12 and passed by Harlington Wood end before returning to the West side across a foot bridge. Ruth provided a brush to sweep the bat droppings from the seat in Tingrith church porch. There were lots of pheasants about. We stayed dry until the last hour when the rain set in, and by then it wasn't far to the pavements of Manor Road

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Ivinghoe to the Tring reservoirs

We skirted the Beacon and across field to the back streets of Ivinghoe. We picked up the Grand Union Canal and after a coffee break at a swing bridge, a fast pace was set with a pause for lunch near the Bluebell Café. There was a sort steep bit past a fruitful Damson tree to join the Ridgeway at Albury Nowers, then a path back to the NT carpark. A familiar area using unfamiliar footpaths!