28th December Circular walk from Wellonhead Bridge via Wendover Canal, Aston Hill Coppice, Drayton Manor, Beeches Farm, Drayton Beauchamp (confusingly pronounced Beecham) and Bucklandwharf.
14th December Circular walk from Bulbourne via Grand Union Canal, Marsworth Reservoir, Startop's End Reservoir, Tringford Reservoir, Wendover Canal, Wilstone Reservoir, Marsworth & College Lake Reservoir.
30th November Circular walk from Berkhamsted via Grand Union Canal, Winkwell, Bourne Gutter and Ashlyns Farm.
9th November Circular walk from Hudnell Common via The Golden Valley, Ashridge Estate, Dockey Wood, Dagnall & Little Gaddesden
9th March So this walk completes the Aylesbury Canal...which we'd started over a year ago. The canal itself was started well over 200 years ago...and never finished. The intention had been to drive a canal as far as the Thames to the south and, via the Kennet & Avon canal and the Thames, link Bristol and the West with the Grand Union Canal. Money ran out, railways arrived and, instead, the canal finishes in Aylesbury...an 18th Century equivalent of buying a 3D TV and finding the world had move on to 4K TV. However, today the Aylesbury Canal is a pleasant walk in early spring.
15th July In which we discover a 'killer herd' in Ickenham! An unremarkable walk until we reach Harvil Farm. We park in Bayhurst Woods and walk north west through Harefield before joining the Grand Union Canal at Broadwater Lock. Turning south, the long walk along the canal as far as Denham Country Park is easy and the towpath empty...everyone's watching the World Cup Final. We feel smug as we cross Uxbridge Golf Course, we overtake a couple on mountain bikes...the heat is too much for at least one of them and today walking is quicker! At Harvil Road we pause for photos...today we can see as far as Central London. In the next field things take an exciting turn.
4th May Discovery of the week! If you get home early from work, at the moment there's enough daylight for an evening walk! From Cassiobury Park we cross the Grand Union Canal at Iron Bridge Lock (#77) and head up through Whippendell Woods, Lees Wood and Harrocks Wood...