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Wheathampstead – Ayot St. Lawrence and Victorian railway

Event Details

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Due to national lockdowns in all UK nations, all GOC events are currently cancelled.

We look forward to being able to restart activities once local and national restrictions permit.

General information

A 10.5 mile circular walk from the pre-roman waterside village of  Wheathampstead dubbed the "First Capital" due to a timeline going back 10,000 years. The walk will take you through opulent villages with historical churches and impressive properties some with award winning gardens. Enjoying the Eastern Chilterns with the river Lea winding it's way through the county and the impressive Red Kites and possible Buzzard. A short journey along a disused Victorian railway line. Local resident George Bernard Shaw (Nobel Prize of Literature) and famous Irish Playwriter was known to use the train line to reach London.

"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." - George Bernard Shaw




Terrain / Difficulty

rolling hills, footpaths, bridleways, gravel & farm tracks

Approximate Distance

11 miles

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