COUNTRYWAY PART 8
After travelling by mini bus from the car park, we set off again from Ashley Green up a hill to leavet Buckinghamshire to enter Hertfordshire.
We noticed the ground changing from leaf-strewn woods to common land as we entered Bovingdon Green, avoiding the open prison.
on the edge of the village of Chipperfield keeping sheltered from the cold
the Grand Union Canal and bypassing the
Ovaltine farm we were tempted to break into a song of the ‘Ovaltinees’ but only for those of a certain age!
night at the good old Premier Inn (they really should sponsor us to walk
between all their hotels!) at Kings Langley, we travelled in the faithful mini
bus again to the (small) village of Smallford.
through glorious autumnal woods past the National Rose Society’s gardens(closed) to take up the
path to St Albans.
I loved the
Roman walls but the signs reminded us that Boudicca had set fire to the town as
she had done at Colchester..
We spent a
pleasant forty five minutes in the lovely city before walking back along the
old railway path back to the cars.
A great walking weekend. The weather was exceptionally kind to us and the scenery was fantastic.
Thanks again to Chris for his able organisation and sublime map-reading.