Sunday, November 19, 2023

Metroland Walk - Rickmansworth 6 mile circular by train

Gill and I took the Elizabeth line from Forest Gate then the Metropolitan to Rickmansworth to begin this Chilterns Society Walk. Only 1 hour 20 and as well as being low carbon, was much cheaper and relaxing than driving. 

A 6 mile circular "easy" walk with little climbs and no stiles. While not classic "Chilterns" (no hills or remoteness) it has lots of walks along attractive rivers, canels, moorland, greenways and ancient woods. 

Rickmansworth is also a lovely, historic and well worth a visit. The railways made this part of South Hertfordshire accessible to London workers who wanted to live in the countryside.

Hat tip "More great walks in the Chilterns" and Ordnance Survey app

"We called you Metro-Land.
 We laid our schemes
 Lured by the lush brochure,
 down byways beckoned,
 To build at last the cottage
 of our dreams,
 A City clerk turned countryman again,
 And linked to the Metropolis by train"


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