Harpenden

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!

Follow my blog with Bloglovin

Harpenden picture gallery (more pictures on Flickr):

Distance: 13 miles ; Difficulty: Moderate

Postcode for Satnav: AL5 4QX

os-map-buttondownload button

 

Harpenden walk profile

Harpenden walk profile

 

One thought on “Harpenden

  1. Pingback: Heartwood Forest | Where Angells Tread!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.