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Event Reports from Hertfordshire Group


10 February 2018: Welwyn Garden City to Stanborough

11 Feb 2018 | Hertfordshire Group

Event led by Peter O Attendance: 8 men Distance: 7.2 miles (11.6 km) Time: start 11:11, end 14:32, lunch 24 minutes Terrain: pavement, grass, track, field edge. Elevation: start 93m, high 103m, low 62m Weather: overcast, drizzle, some light showers, cold with cold southerly wind, from 4°C to 6°C excluding wind-chill, felt like 1°C with wind-chill. Number of sewage works on the walk: 1 Number of golf courses on the walk: 1 Number of churches on the walk: 4 Number of listed buildings on the walk: 8

This was a 7....
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13 January 2018: Therfield short walk and lunch

13 Jan 2018 | Hertfordshire Group

Event led by Martin T Attendance: 14 men Distance: 6.64km (4.13 miles) Time: start 11:15, end 13:04, lunch 2 hours Terrain: pavement, road, field edge, field, footpath Elevation: start 161m, high 164m, low 126m Weather: cold, overcast, moderate wind, 6°C (with windchill 2°C)

This was an 4-mile circular walk from the Fox & Duck pub, Therfield, SE to Reed End, S to The Homestead, then N to Therfield.

This walk showed off the beauty of the bleak grey countryside of East Herts, punctuated by nice posh new houses and restored old houses....
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9 December 2017: Hemel Hempstead

10 Dec 2017 | Hertfordshire Group

Event led by Tom M Attendance: 16 men Distance: 12.8km (8 miles) Time: start 11:06, end 15:34, lunch 27 minutes Terrain: footpath, field, byway, road, towpath, pavement Elevation: start 89m, high 165m, low 81m Weather: cold, bright/clear, little wind, 5°C (with windchill 2°C)

This was an 8-mile circular walk from Gadebridge Park, Hemel Hempstead, N to Piccotts End, NW to Water End, SSE to Fields End on the Chiltern Way, S to Pouchen End, Winkwell and the Grand Union Canal/River Bulbourne, E to Boxmoor and Hemel Hempstead's “Magic Roundabout”, and N to the start-point through Hemel Hempstead's Water Gardens....
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11 November 2017: Public art, Pimlico and beyond

12 Nov 2017 | Hertfordshire Group

Event led by John T Attendance: 15 men Distance: 12.6km (8 miles) Time: start 11:09, end 16:36, lunch 45 minutes Terrain: pavement and park track Elevation: start 5m, high 27m, low 0m Weather: cool, overcast, little or no wind 9°C Target number of art objects to see: 62 Actual number of art objects we saw: 56 of the target 62, plus 2 plaques not on the target list.

This was an 8 mile point-to-point walk from Pimlico NW to Notting Hill Gate in the most indirect route possible to over-indulge in street art....
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