THE HERTFORDSHIRE WAY: Codicote to St Albans

Well, we never expected a gap of one year and a month between our penultimate leg of the Hertfordshire Way until its completion.  A combination of family responsibilities, illnesses, injuries, weather and coronavirus intervened before we were able to set off on our socially distanced walk from Codicote to St Albans to finish the approximately…

THE NORTH CHILTERN TRAIL (3) Barton – Pegsdon

The North Chiltern Trail – Barton – Pegsdon The weather forecast was good for the first part of the morning giving me a chance to complete the next section of the North Chiltern Trail. A steep climb out of the village of Barton-le-clay bought me quickly out of the stick in the mud, stubborn, clay…

NORTH CHILTERN TRAIL – Leg 2: Streatley to Barton-le-Clay

The North Chiltern Trail Leg 2:  Streatley to Barton-le-clay What a magical experience walking the second leg of the North Chiltern Trail proved to be.  Yes, It took me to “my world of dreams so far away”.* Few words are necessary. I will let the views  convey the glorious, early descent into Autumnal exuberance of…

NORTH CHILTERN TRAIL – Index of Posts

An Index of Posts on the Stunning 42 mile long North Chiltern Trail.  Set out in the excellent guidebook available here: North Chiltern Trail Leg 1 – Lilley to Streatley:  5.5 miles, some hills, excellent views, agricultural land, pubs at start and finish, chalky terrain. Leg 2 – Streatley to Barton-le-Clay: 4 absolutely stunning miles. …

NORTH CHILTERN TRAIL – Leg 1: Lilley to Streatley

The North Chiltern Trail – Leg 1 I have walked so many byways in this area over so many years now – why had I not come across The North Chiltern Trail?!  It puts together most of the area I have already explored into a disciplined order ripe for my re-discovery.  LHD * dropped me…

THE GREENSAND RIDGE WALK – Haynes to Sandy (Haynes to Northill section)

Having left the Greensand Ridge’s very own resident peacock behind at Haynes I was soon out in the fields again.  Quite quickly the sound of the busy A66 was heard and I carefully crossed it at the strangely named Deadman’s Cross.  I took the permissive path through Warden Great and Warden Little Woods (the little…

THE GREENSAND RIDGE WALK – Ampthill to Haynes (Clophill)

The Ampthill to Haynes section of The Greensand Ridge Walk (3rd leg) is 8.8 miles long.  In fact as I had curtailed my second day’s walk (see here) I reached Ampthill on my third day (after only walking from Ridgmont) and therefore had time and energy to continue several miles further.  I did not make…