Sunday, March 15, 2020

Saturday March 14th Chipperfield Walk 9 walkers 10.7 miles led by Bev & Keith

Tony R, Beryl, Ruth, Celia, Keith, Bob, Bev, Sue & Geoff

Fallen tree with the walkers
Keith taking the photo
Muddy puddle on the walk.
Track showing walk. Walked in anti-clockwise direction starting from green dot on the Common.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

March 12th, Thursday, Hexton led by Jed and Jenny
Undeterred by the downpour at 9am, the road closure at Sharpenhoe, Corona Virus and the change of date, about 16 ramblers arrived in good time at the Raven Arms ready to walk the 6 miles. It was a lovely walk - sun and fluffy white clouds; a sheltered start up a valley to the Icknield way; a lovely coffee stop at the base of Telegraph Hill with logs to sit on and then a brisk stroll up to Deacon Hill - where we really had to struggle to stay on our feet for the photograph!

 The wind then propelled us down the East side until we reached the shelter of the hill.

Sun and white clouds continued as we passed lambs and sheep, but we could see the grey sky over to the West - it amounted only to a few minutes of drizzle and we ended the walk warm and dry back at the Raven Arms.
Map showing the walk. Walked in anti-clockwise direction starting at green dot

Saturday, March 7, 2020

7th March walk at Sandridge led by Peter Shilladay 7 miles with 11 walkers

This walk started at the Heartwood Forest car park. We then walked through Sandridge village and turned right down House Lane.We passed several farms and a sand conveyor which was not working and covered up. Several of the tracks were lined with daffodils which made a pleasant sight.

Geoff,  Sandra,  Sue , Joan,  Ann,  Linda,  Peter,  Beryl , Ruth,  Tony P  & Tony R  by the daffodils.

We then crossed Coopers Green Lane and continued past some disused greenhouse shells to a garden centre where we stopped for a picnic stop.
 We then walked up Oaklands Lane before turning off and walking through Oaklands College.
Sue and Linda
The walkers in front coming out of Oaklands College grounds

The latter part of this was a building site behind yellow boarding. But then we came to a lane which led out from the site to a main road which we crossed. This led into Marshallswick housing estate which we navigated our way through by means of many short footpaths. After crossing another field we  returned to Sandridge and found our way back to the Heartwood Forest car park. A big than you to Peter for a walk that was new to most of us.
Map showing the walk route. Walked in clockwise direction from  car park at top of map.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Thursday 5th March
This was our coffee morning. The Lounge of Toddington Village Hall was open from 10 am until noon for coffee, looking at the archive books & a general chat. Despite the rain we had a very successful morning with 26 members attending. The archive books were in great demand. It was good to see members who now find walking very difficult. The were most welcome to attend.
Thanks to all who helped and made refreshments..