Sunday, January 14, 2024

Chorleywood to Chesham walk: Chilterns Society


Today Gill and I had another marvellous walk courtesy of the Chilterns Society  8 miles linear walk from Chorleywood to Chesham. We took the Lizzie line from Forest Gate, changed at Liverpool Street for metropolitan line all the way to Chorleywood. About 1 hour and 30 minutes in total.  It is amazing you can get into the heart of the countryside on the London underground. 

Started off with yummy breakfast and coffee at the Rootv cafe onroute in Chorleywood. Lot of ups and downs but nothing too strenuous. A mixture of woods, hill tops and lots of lovely ancient green lanes.

Some great views, especially over the Chess Valley. Cold but dry. We passed Latimer House, which was used during World War 2 to hold high ranking German officers, whose private conversations were "bugged" by British intelligence and the information used by codebreakers at Bletchley Park. 

The walk was surprising quiet with very few other walkers. Definitely worth doing again, maybe go the opposite way, perhaps in the spring for the bluebells. 

The journey back went smoothly but back home I went out again and did a few more miles around Forest Gate in training for my 26 mile London Winter Walk at the end of the month in aid of Homeless Charity St Mungos. 

My knees were a little sore at the end of the day today so not sure what they will be like after 26 miles!

I will post more photos of today on Facebook

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