Photos & Reports

This is where you'll find photos and reports from members who've been on outdoor activities with the group this year. If you'd like to contribute a report, please send it to the Webmaster, perhaps with some photos (with captions). We also have photos and reports from previous years:

Our latest cycle ride was an easy 25 mile ride from Uxbridge to Eton and back. Four of us met at the new Rusty Bike Café at Fassnidge Park. We followed Sustrans route 61 via the Grand Union Canal and tracks through Langley. En route we passed several pill boxes and aqueducts on the Slough arm and then a moto cross festival by the GWR tracks.

Reaching Windsor we followed the Jubilee river through Eton and Dorney with a detour to Boveney village to visit the 12th century church and medieval manor. Following the Thames path we then found the 2000m long Eton College rowing lake, used for all races at the Olympics. Nick took advantage of the long straight to put his new (power-assisted) off-road cycle to the test, reaching 55kph at mid point. We then continued to Bray and late lunch at the historic Pineapple Inn with its vast range of huge sandwiches on offer.

Thanks to Nick, Neil and Kerry for joining me on this ride. Will plan another historical route next month.

Report by Brian
Thank you Jennifer, Elyse, Susie, Georgia, Balbir, Erin, Debbie, Richard, Dean, Nikki, Paul and others for joining me on this walk from Amersham to Chorleywood.

The weather was fantastic, very sunny! However, a cold wind was blowing. 12 of us met at Amersham station.

The walk started at 10:15. We crossed Old Amersham. I like this town, the church, the old houses are beautiful. From Amersham to Chalfont St Giles, we climbed two hills and crossed a farm. Everybody was walking at their own pace and we often took a break to keep everyone in the group. We crossed several fields where the mud was sticking to our shoes. We saw a few red kites flying in the blue sky, a fox crossing the road near a farm, several sheep eating grass in a meadow, some bulls in a farm and riders on horses.

4 new walkers joined us at Chalfont. They missed the train at Harrow and arrived too late at Amersham. So in total 15 people joined me on this walk. I was happy to get such a good number.

We stopped for 1.5 hours at Merlins Cave pub, in Chalfont, for lunch. It's a nice place with good food and good beer! I recommend this pub. After having crossed fields in the morning, we crossed meadows and woods up to Chorleywood. Arriving in Chorleywood, I let the group go straight on. We arrived at the station on time, at 3pm. A lovely walk with very nice walkers under a sunny sky!

Report by Christophe