19th January

After last week, it could only get better. To be fair, we were starting from a low base! Nevertheless this was a decent 13 mile walk to clear away the mid-winter cabin fever.

Occasionally we stumble upon places that we are completely unaware of and the Nickey Line is one of those. Running from Harpenden to Hemel Hempstead, this is a throw back to days when railway lines were more common and travel by rail was a genuine option. Now a cycle-footpath, it provides a gentle start to our walk as far as Redbourn.

From there we follow the River Ver almost into St Albans before returning to Harpenden by way of Childwickbury Manor (again!) and Harpendon golf course.  A stop off at Redbournbury Water Mill and Bakery has provided some artisan bread which we enjoy for lunch. A walk that covers some important ground south of Luton…and another walk towards my goal!

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Harpenden picture gallery (more pictures on Flickr):

Distance: 13 miles ; Difficulty: Moderate

Postcode for Satnav: AL5 4QX

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Harpenden walk profile

Harpenden walk profile


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