THE NICKEY LINE………. and more

I was looking for a walk that would not be too wet underfoot and as with my recent walk around the St Albans Green Ring, I found a route taking in an old railway line which proved to be a great idea. The seven mile Nickey line runs between Hemel Hempstead and Harpenden.  It is fairly…

ST ALBANS GREEN RING

The St Albans Green Ring  “The trees are afraid to put forth buds, And there is timidity in the grass; The plots lie gray where gouged by spuds,         And whether next week will pass Free of sly sour winds is the fret of each bush         Of barberry waiting to bloom.” (“A Backward Spring”) Thomas Hardy…

THE HERTFORDSHIRE WAY: Shenley to Cuffley

We were blessed with a glorious late summer’s day for this varied section of the Hertfordshire Way between Shenley and Cuffley. It needs to be recorded here that during our chattering this day we made plans for our 100th birthday challenge.  We are to meet on Weymouth Beach (where else!) in the year 2059, long skirts…

THE HERTFORDSHIRE WAY: Markyate to Tring Station

  How fortunate to have chosen probably the most beautiful day of the year so far to walk this section of the Hertfordshire Way from Markyate to Tring. This was the 11 mile section  of the 170 mile Hertfordshire Way that my friend, A and I are aiming to complete in stages prior to May/June 2019…

THE HERTFORDSHIRE WAY: Index of Posts

  Index of Posts The Hertfordshire Way: A 60th Birthday Pilgrimage The Hertfordshire Way: St Albans to Markyate – Friendship and Memories The Hertfordshire Way: Markyate to Tring Station The Hertfordshire Way: Tring Station to Hemel Hempstead The Hertfordshire Way:  Hemel Hempstead to Kings Langley The Hertfordshire Way:  Kings Langley to Shenley The Hertfordshire Way: …

THE HERTFORDSHIRE WAY: St Albans to Markyate

FRIENDSHIPS AND MEMORIES       And so it began (with coffee!) Quite aptly the first leg of our journey along the 170 mile Hertfordshire Way began on a day in early Spring.  The eleven mile walk from St Albans to Markyate was a time to renew old friendships, reminisce on times past and create…

WALKING THE HERTFORDSHIRE WAY: A Sixtieth Birthday Pilgrimage

    With an almost 50 year friendship behind them two “old Albanians”  will walk the 170 mile Hertfordshire Way planning to finish at St Albans Abbey in May/June 2019 to celebrate their 60th birthdays. The 170 mile Hertfordshire Way (194 mile with additional legs………………… we will see!) is detailed in a super book edited by Bert…

Index of Posts for Walks in Beds, Herts and Bucks

  Index of walks in Beds, Herts and Bucks: I thought it would be useful to set out an index and link to the local walks I have undertaken which I will update as time goes on.  Any comments on the walks would be more than welcome. Walks in Bedfordshire An early morning walk up…

Cuts and Alleyways – A Nostalgic St Albans Walk: Part 3

    My St Albans Walk Continues   My nostalgic walk (find Part 1 and Part 2 here)  around St Albans continued. Continuing my fascination with small doors I popped into the Abbey, where I remember marvelling as a child at how much smaller grown men were years ago!     The lovely Vintry Gardens…

Cuts and Alleyways: A Nostalgic St Albans Walk – Part 2

      My Walk around St Albans continues My nostalgic  St Albans walk continued: (Labels are left off these pictures as they were set as a challenge on a St Albans Website…. please contact me at jackiemcall@hotmail.co.uk if you wish to have further details. Maybe it is because I didn’t grow very tall!………….. but…