Friday, August 28, 2020


Blows Downs Walk - Thursday 27th August. Approx. 4 miles.  leader Yvonne

Five members joined me for this walk. - Beryl, Ruth, Penny, Cathy and Christine.   It was a different section this year which started from Tesco's car park, Dunstable.   We left the car park and entered a field which took us through a playground where three ladies decided to try out the zip wire (nice to be a child again)   A short road walk took us on to the Downs lower path and through a chalk quarry area.  Looking to our left there were tracks up to the top ridge.  Not for us though with me as Leader.  
To the right we were looking down to the Luton Dunstable Busway.   
Some of the path was single file and at one point workers were clearing back brambles etc.   
We didn't see many other walkers .   The last section back to car park was along the busway being aware of cyclists as we know the don't have bells!
Really glad it was a morning walk - the afternoon was rather wet.

Monday, August 24, 2020

 Burial of Kathy Serpell-Morris held at Harlington Garden Cemetery 

24th  August 2020 at 3.30pm

The funeral service had already taken place at Nevill's chapel in Leagrave. Due to Covid-19 this was restricted to family & close friends.

Shortly before 3.30 pm the hearse & cars carrying the family & close friends arrived at HGC.


About a dozen members of TRC attended, whilst many others sent their apologies for not attending due to a variety of reasons..

 Rev Nigel Washington officiated at a manly non religious service at the grave side which was in the woodland area at the rear of the cemetery. the service included the following poem.

Thursday, August 20, 2020

 Flitwick Moor Walk 20th August. 3 + miles led by Hilary

This walk started from outside the White Hart in Flitton.

Hilary, Bob, Beryl, Annie & Chris outside the Jack Crawley Memorial Barn on Flitton Moor
Joan, Hilary, Chris, Annie, Bob & Beryl by the gate. 
Bob, Chris, Beryl, Annie, Tony P & Joan
Tony P, Annie, Chris, Bob, Joan & Beryl

Map showing the walk route.

Thursday, August 13, 2020

 Thursday 13th August

This should have been two 3 mile blackberry walks mainly in Ampthill Park led by Beryl & Tony R

Unfortunately there was a thunderstorm at the time the walks were programmed to start & therefore the walk was postponed to 3rd September.

Saturday, August 8, 2020

 Saturday August 8th  Hockliffe, 8.5 miles, three ramblers led by Ruth

There were origianlly six booked on this ramle but visitors and a hot forecast resulted in three cancelleations, giving the three remaining ramblers a chance to agree to set off early at 9am to avoid the worst of the heat. It was lovely and cool with good views across the field with Leighton Buzzard church steeple in view. Later there was a glad of trees to and from the light railway line on Mile End Road. 



On the way to Battlesden we had a break under a welcome solitary oak tree then caught a welcome breeze as we walked across fields to and from Tebworth. No-one elected for the shortcut, all glad of a longer walk to increase our fitness. 

 Thursday August 6th, 3 miles 6 ramblers, Flitwick Wood led by Joan

A slight dampness in the air was welcome after the endless heat and it was lovely and cool in the woods. Blackberries were starting to ripen and a few were eaten on the way. Five of us finished in Joan's garden for a cup of herbal tea.