On Saturday 8 April 2017 Kevin McNamara became a very welcome new ramble leader. For his first ramble he chose the Croxley, an area with many memories for long standing memories who can remember the annual Christmas rambles ther in years gone by. 


Kevin's ramble was herakded as follows in the Spring Programme:


Saturday 8th April Leader: Kevin MacNamara   Explorer maps 172 & 182

Meet      :   Baker Street 0950 for 1013 Metropolitan line train to Croxley (Zone 7) arr 1049.

Lunch    :   Hunters Kings Lodge Restaurant & Bar, Hunton Bridge (good food and beer)

Tea        :   The Paper Mill, Apsley

Distance:   7 level miles returning from Apsley

Fare       :   Travelcard/Oyster/Freedom Passes on tube plus single £3.80

from Apsley to Boundary Zone 6 or £8.40 to Euston with NSE/Senior card

discount. If you opt for a ticket to boundary zone 6 you must have an all

zones travelcard.


We are indebted to George for photographs taken with his camera and also to Kevin himself and his wife Margaret for photographs they took on the walkout and which are included below;

Almost as essential as the pub lunch is the cupp of coffee before the morning walk begins.

Kevin and Margaret had researched the area well and items of interest on the walk were the decorative stone bridge and the former home of Fanny and Johnny Craddock shown on the right above.

Other items of interest were the former Ovaltine factory and the Apsley Marina seen here on the right.

Not to mention the pleasant scenery and the alll  important lunch stop venue!!

A good turnout of 13 happy ramblers enjoyed the day's walk.

Country lanes and waterside walkways go to make up the perfect day's rambling

An other view of that attractive stone bridge.