Sun May 20th
Free to members and prospective members, £5 supplement for attendees from Meetup
National trails and long distance paths crisscross the Chilterns in this area. This 12 mile circular walk makes use of short stretches of at least four such to provide a beautiful and varied walk through Chiltern woodland, on Chiltern chalk downs with wide vistas from the scarp edge of the hills, along a stretch of the historic Grand Union Canal, and through one of the prettiest villages in Hertfordshire, Aldbury. All the walk is in the AONB and much of it on NT land - the Ashridge estate and Pitstone Hill. The Bridgewater Monument is open in May for visitors to climb to the viewing platform for stunning views.
There are several opportunities to stop for refreshment. Our main stop for lunch will be at the Bridgewater Monument, halfway through the walk, where there is a NT café. Option to bring packed lunch as very popular picnic spot here.
10:13 train from Harrow and Wealdstone arriving at Tring station at 10:36. Arrive early to get group discount tickets. Car park at Tring station £4.10.
10:45am prompt at Tring station, postcode HP23 5QR
Around 5:00pm at start point