Sunday, January 19, 2020

Linda's Walk from Harpenden Station Saturday 18th January 2020   -  6 miles

16 hardy walkers arrived at Harpenden Train Station, some by train & some by car. We even welcomed Margaret, one of our London members to whom we are indebted to for these photos.

Eventually we all left the station and crossed the main road into Rothampstead Park.

We left the main track & walked across several rather damp fields before arriving at the Nickey Line, a disused railway track. Several walkers asked about the origins of the name.
However on investigation no definitive origin could be determined although several suggestions have been made over the years.

Linda gave us a short talk about the walk here.

Part way along the track we stopped for a coffee break before carrying on to a  very busy road junction where several kind motorists stopped to enable us to cross. We then skirted Redbourn before again crossing the road and entering a muddy ploughed field. Eventually we arrived at the edge of a golf course which in turn led to Redbourn Lane & hence back into Harpenden.
Soem of the walkers retired into the Costa Coffee shop whilst others returned to the train station to catch their train home.
A good day was had by all & thanks are due to Linda for organising & leading the walk. Route shown on map, walked in anti-clockwise direction                        

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