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Bushey and District Footpaths Association
 

Walks for 2024

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Sunday 21st April 2024 - 11:00am.  7.5 miles.

Chipperfield to Bovingdon.
Meeting point:  Chipperfield Common car park (nearest the church).  A postcode nearby is WD4 9BL.
Bring a picnic for a half way halt otherwise there is a choice of two fine pubs and a cafe at Chipperfield for those with larger appetites at walk's end.
Leader:  Alan Guthrie-Jones
A gentle meander through woods and open countryside taking in Bronze Age burial mounds, two historic churches and the historic market town of Bovingdon.


Wednesday 24th April 2024 - 2:00pm.  2 miles.

A Bluebell Walk in Berrygrove Woods.
Meeting point:  Opposite St John's Church, Aldenham.  A postcode nearby is WD25 8BE.
Leader:  David Bearfield
Enjoy the sight and fragrance of the bluebells.  A short, easy walk suitable for the less active.  Bluebells don’t bloom to order, so we may have to change the date.  Look on the website www.badfa.org.uk or ring the numbers at the top of the page to check a few days before. We do send out a walk reminder to those registered for it a few days before.


Sunday 19th May 2024 - 10:00am tbc.  6 miles.
London Parks: a Linear Walk from Hampstead to Regents Park.

Meeting point:  Edgware Underground Station, Station Road, Edgware.  A postcode nearby is HA8 7AW.
Bring a picnic
Leader:  Peter Goldstone
Starting at Golders Hill Park, we will ambulate past wild deer and the zoo areas, various gardens and the Pergolas.  There will be a comfort stop at a café or the Old Bull and Bush on the way to Kenwood past ancient trees and ponds.  At Kenwood we will view this famous house, the Dairy, the Lake and look in awe at the amazing view of the City of London.  We will then head to Parliament Hill across the wild Heath and past the Hampstead ponds, and thence to Primrose Hill and Regents Park.


Sunday 16th June 2024 - 11:00am.  4 miles.
Composers Park and Beyond.

Meeting point:  Corner of Beethoven Road and Sullivan Way, Elstree.  A postcode nearby is WD6 3DG.
Bring a picnic
Leader:  Yvonne Riley
This walk is one of a series of Countryside on Your Doorstep walks in Borehamwood and Elstree.  It explores Composers Park and goes beyond, taking in Elstree village, Aldenham Reservoir and the wider countryside.


Friday 21st June 2024 - 7:00pm.  3 miles.

Summer Solstice Evening Walk in Bentley Priory.
Meeting point:  Car park on Warren Lane, Stanmore.  A postcode nearby is HA7 4LB.
Leader:  Yvonne Riley
Going between the two brewer's ponds we will enter Bentley Priory at the end of Aylmer Drive.  Passing the corner of the deer park we then do a circuit of the Nature Reserve hopefully finding Summer-house Lake and the Master Oak.


Wednesday 3rd July 2024 - 11:00am.  3.6 miles.
Finch Lane Fields.

Meeting point:  Next to the pond at St James' Church.  A postcode nearby is WD23 1BD.
Leader:  David Bearfield
A pleasant walk through Finch Lane field returning via the Metropolitan Bushey grounds and Finch Lane.


Sunday 7th July 2024 - 10:45 for 11:00am.  4.5 miles.
Bushey Festival Merry Hill and Attenborough Fields - circular.

Meeting point:  Café King George Recreation Ground.  A postcode nearby is WD23 4NT.
Bring a picnic
Leader:  Yvonne Riley
A circluar walk taking in the Millennium Cairn and the Jubilee Bridge in Merry Hill Wood and the sink hole in Attenborough Fields.


Sunday 21st July 2024 - 11:00am.  3.5 miles.
The London Loop and Stanmore Common.

Meeting point:  Car park on Warren Lane, Stanmore.  A postcode nearby is HA7 4LB.
Bring a picnic
Leader:  Yvonne Riley
A walk on the London Loop to Elstree Road then up the hill and back through Stanmore Common.


Sunday 18th August 2024 - 11:00am.  4 miles.
A Walk to Patchetts Green returning by Happy Valley.

Meeting point:  Bushey Meads School, Coldharbour Lane.  A postcode nearby is WD23 4PA.
Bring a picnic
Leader:  David Bearfield
There is no tin but that's what it would say on it!


Sunday 8th September 2024 - 11:00am.  4 miles.
Penniwells Farm and Edgwarebury.

Meeting point:  The Manor Elstree. Edgwarebury Lane off Barnet Lane, Elstree, WD6 3RE.  The hotel have kindly given us permision to park.  Go through the hotel gates and use the first car park you come to.  A postcode nearby is WD6 3RE.
Bring a picnic
Leader:  David Bearfield
We walk through fields and over the M1 to Edgware and back.


Sunday 20th October 2024 - 11:00am.  6 miles.
St Albans and Gorhambury.

Meeting point:  Verulamium Museum car park, 39 St Michael's Street, St Albans.  Unfortunately, the fee is £6 for 6 hours, £5 for 4 hours.  There is no guarantee to get back within 4 hours.  There are parking bays in King Harry  Lane near to the Bluehouse Hill roundabout.  A postcode nearby is AL3 4SW.
Bring a picnic
Leader:  David Bearfield
Walk through Verulamium and past two Gorhambury houses, one extant and one in ruins.  Then on to Potters Crouch and back via Bedmond Lane and Verulamium Park.


Sunday 17th November 2024 - 10:15am.  4 miles.
Thames path roundabout.

Meeting point:  Stanmore Station, where we will use the London Underground service.  A postcode nearby is HA7 4PD.
Bring a picnic
Leader:  Patrick Riley
A Stroll along both banks of the Thames between Tower Bridge and the Millennium Bridge. We walk past The Golden Hinde, Winchester Palace, The Clink, The Globe, St Paul’s, The Queenhithe Mosaic, London Bridge, Pudding Lane,  The Monument, The Tower of London, HMS Belfast and The Shard.


Sunday 15th December 2024 - 11:00am.  4 miles.
The Grand Union Canal and Cassiobury Park.

Meeting point:  Car park before the Rickmansworth and Watford Sea Cadets.  It is a small turning off the large roundabout opposite the Two Bridges Harvester, Croxley Green.  A postcode nearby is WD3 3DG.
Bring a picnic
Leader:  Yvonne Riley
A circular walk along the Grand Union Canal and through Cassiobury Park.


Wednesday 1st January 2025 - 11:00am.  5 miles.
Bushey Heath to Harrow Weald Common, Bentley Priory Open Space and Stanmore Common.

Meeting point:  The Rutts car park, High Road, Bushey Heath. Parking is free on Sundays.  A postcode nearby is WD23 1JA.
Bring a picnic
Leader:  David Bearfield
Blow those cobwebs off on our New Year's Day walk.  Complimenteary mince pies and complementary mulled wine will be served.


Past Walks


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Monday 1st January 2024 - 11:00am.  3 miles.
Two Parks of Bushey.

Meeting point:  The Moatfield Car Park, Bournehall Lane, Bushey.  A postcode nearby is WD23 3JU.
Leader:  Yvonne Riley
A figure of 8 walk from the Moatfield and through King George Recreation Ground . Complimentary mince pies and complementary mulled wine will be served at the end of the walk.


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Sunday 21st January 2024 - 11:00am.  4.5 miles.
Parks of Bushey.

Meeting point:  The Rutts car park, High Road, Bushey Heath. Parking is free on Sundays.  A postcode nearby is WD23 1JA.
Bring a picnic
Leader:  David Bearfield
A pleasant walk from Bushey Heath taking in some of the lesser known (?) parks and open spaces in Bushey and Bushey Heath.


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Sunday 18th February 2024 - 11:00am.  2 miles.
Bushey Country Club field.

Meeting point:  Bushey Country Club car park near the drive-in entrance), High Street, Bushey. Parking is free on Sundays.  A postcode nearby is WD23 1TT.
Leader:  David Bearfield
Hertsmere Borough Council have persuaded the tenants to open up this area for the community.  Let's explore!


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Sunday 17th March 2024 - 11:00am.  5 miles.
Mystery Walk

Meeting point:  Where Finch Lane meets Homefield Road.  A postcode nearby is WD23 3AL.
Bring a picnic
Leader:  Yvonne Riley
PLEASE NOTE the route is not as advertised in the printed programme, but the start point is the same.
We would appreciate knowing if you are intending to walk by replying to the walks reminder email that has been sent to members that have requested reminders or contacting mobile 07933 703077.  There is no limit to the number of walkers, but we would like to plan in advance for the maps.


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Teddy's Trail: a Linear Walk from Bushey to Borehamwood.
Meeting point:  Where Finch Lane meets Homefield Road.  A postcode nearby is WD23 3AL.
Bring a picnic
Leader:  Yvonne Riley

One of 18 country walks inspired by Teddy, a fox terrier.  We will go via Letchmore Heath ending at Elstree and Borehamwood Station where we will catch the 306 bus back to The Avenue.

When we tested the "Teddy's Trail" walk it was very muddy and flooded ankle deep in many parts. Although we had a few dry days last week path B12 at the start of the walk was even more flooded on Wednesday, so it is not worth it. Instead, we will stay away from fields and keep to mainly hard surfaces. It may not be as pretty, but you should keep your feet dry!


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Walks in 2022

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