Saturday, January 14, 2023

Saturday 14th January - Offley walk led by Lynn

Despite the foul weather forecast, 5 intrepid TRC members in their waterproofs turned up to join Lynn on her walk - Tony R., Beryl, John, Kate and Tony P, meeting at The Red Lion in Great Offley.
We set out following the Chiltern Way heading north past the church, turning right at Hoar’s Lane and right again at the corner of Charlton Road, just before Offleyholes Farm. Next was a climb up Pinnacle Hill, which definitely warmed us all up, and from there we headed along side the wood, then down through Stopsleyholes Farm to the edge of Ley Green. 

John, Beryl, Lynn, Kate, Tony P & Tony R

We cut across from Kingswell End to Hoo Lane and now we were back in a dip at lowest altitude, from hereon in, everywhere was sodden with lots of lying water, including the road which was one large puddle after another. Thankfully, the vehicle drivers were considerate and really slowed down so as not to soak us.
As there were a number of cars coming along the road, Lynn thought  it would be safer to go across the fields back to Offley but it was hard work and whilst Beryl & Lynn in their wellingtons did not have a problem with all the lying water, it was difficult for the others to avoid getting a bootful of water.
Once back at Offley, we all enjoyed a very good lunch in The Red Lion. (The pub is under fairly new management and has been refurbished. We were all impressed with the food, attentive service and nice atmosphere).
It is a lovely route and does have some nice views, which the low cloud obscured this time, so look out for a repeat later in the year!

Track of walk, walked in clockwise direction.



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