: outside Tring railway station, main (south-western) entrance at 11 am
For those comfortable travelling on public transport outside of rush hour, complying with social distancing rules and wearing face covering, your recommended train is as follows:
: 10-24 hrs. Northampton service
: 10-58 hrs Return: Berkhamsted
: four an hour, at or around 01, 23, 31 and 46 mins past the hour Rail ticket
: buy a day return to Tring
This is the inaugural posting of Elsa's latest walk, modest in overall length, and over varied countryside, woodland and open land, which should be attractive to those who enjoy a walk which incorporates plenty of variety with interesting sights without having to trudge mile upon mile - and with no steep hills to negotiate along the way.
Today's route through otherwise familiar south Chiltern countryside is completely different to our Book 2, Walk 5 Walk - Tring Circular or on to Berkhamsted, although after today's morning leg the walks do share the same recommended pub lunch stop, in the village of Little Gaddesden
, The Bridgewater Arms.
The pub is due to re-open Monday 27 July, viz in good time to sort out their Covid-compliance before our arrival - and diners should be able to participate in the "Eat out to Help out" scheme and save a few bob.
After lunch we walk through the grounds of the impressive international business school, Ashridge House
, and then we wend our way to Berkhamsted Common to appreciate a bit of history - the Berkhamsted WW1 Troop Training Trenches.
Soon after, the walk concludes at a canal-side pub, the Crystal Palace pub
, which hopefully will be open to serve us post-walk drinks before our short journey, by car or train, back to central London.
I think you will like Elsa's new walk. Directions are here: L=swc.366