Event cancelled due to weather - Chorleywood and the Chess Valley

  • February 10, 2013 · 10:15 AM
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Walk length 10 miles (16 km) approx

A delightful walk taking in the small Chiltern Town of Chorleywood and village of Latimer along a particularly scenic route along the Chess Valley.





Walk Description

The walk starts from Chorleywood Station and then after short de-tour to explore the nearby common (County Heritage site of significant biodiversity) then takes in a route following a loop along the Chess Valley with the mid-point at the village of Latimer. One of the main features is the River Chess which forms part of the so called Three Rivers (Colne, Gade and Chess) it joins the Colne at Rickmansworth. The clear chalk filtered water of the Chess has made it popular for the growing of water cress, the last remaining cress farm can be seen on this walk.







History & Trivia

A village settlement has been at Chorleywood since Roman times. During the 17th century after the Turnpike act it was able to use its favourable location as a major point on the road between Hatfield and Reading to charge for its road use.  Extensions of the Metropolitan Railway to Chorleywood in the 19th Century brought it into the rapidly developing commuter belt of London and further population growth. In the 1960's researchers at Chorleywood improved on established bread making processes (Chorleywood Bread Process), this is now used in 80% of the current UK bread production. The village of Latimer is particularly attractive with a number of 17th and 18th century cottages surrounding a small village green with a green pump.

Lunch & Finish:

Please bring a packed lunch and water for the walk. The walk will finish at about 4.15pm and include a 30 min lunch stop and pub stop, however the time may be earlier or later than this depending on the weather and pace (we have a relaxed pace which includes sightseeing and photography).

Meeting and Transport:

Meet at the entrance to Chorleywood Rail Station for 10.15am for the walk to start at 10.30am.








Car: There is free parking close to the station such as Lower Rd, the station charges on a Sunday. Pleasecheck for parking restrictions.

Train: The 09.23am train from London Marylebone gets to Chorleywood for 10.14am. If you are coming by train please let the organizers know, See Chiltern Railways. Chorleywood is also served by the London Metropolitan Underground line from Baker Street See Transport for London

I would encourage you to seek other members who are driving, or take advantage of a group save on the train.

Please make a note of the organizers numbers - Leon[masked] and Colin 07709305681.

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Walking Safety: Walking is a great way to keep fit and generally very safe; however it does contain an element of risk. Before going on any of these walks you need to be reasonably fit and be prepared to be responsible for your own safety. You must wear appropriate clothing such as proper walking boots, warm and wet weather clothing and carry sufficient food and water and with winter light a small torch is also useful. Please see our Terms and Conditions

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  • Colin

    Sorry once again everyone the walk was cancelled yesterday, but the forecast was for heavy rain and sleet, which proved correct. Maybe in the future we could run a hardcore walk Chris, but at the moment the turnout on a wet day is just too low, it also means we can't enjoy the scenery so much. Long range forecast for next Sunday is white cloud, so fingers crossed!

    February 11, 2013

  • Chris D.

    Since several of us have the right gear, couldn't we still do these but relabel the event as Hardcore (only suitable with full waterproof gear)

    1 · February 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Such a pity but understand perfectly. Stay warm and Kung Hei Fat Choi (happy new year of the snake)

    1 · February 9, 2013

  • Charlotte N.

    Such a shame it's cancelled - but thanks for letting us know. Ellen and I did 5 miles in the rain and sleet around Pednor this morning. Hopefully be able to make it when rescheduled.

    February 9, 2013

  • Colin

    This walk is cancelled tomorrow, the weather forecast is just too bad, very sorry, but will set a new date.

    February 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I have a bad knee and don't want to make it worse.

    February 8, 2013

  • Lyndon

    10th is Chinese new year - year of the snake- happy Chinese new year to all walkers!

    1 · February 8, 2013

  • Lee

    Sorry. I can't make it on Sunday (the weekend of my daughter's visit changed).

    February 7, 2013

  • Ellen P.

    That's five of us new to the group! Really looking forward to meeting you all :-)

    February 5, 2013

  • Charlotte N.

    Looking forward to the walk. Fingers crossed the weather is dry.

    February 4, 2013

  • SB

    My first walk with this group - looking forward to meeting you all :)

    February 4, 2013

  • SB

    Let me know if someone drops out pls :)

    February 4, 2013

  • John

    Looking forward to this walk - it'll be my first. I live in Maidenhead and will be happy to give a lift to anyone living nearbye.

    February 3, 2013

  • Dips

    Hi all, this is my first walk and I'm really looking forward to it. Is anyone coming from High Wycombe ?

    February 2, 2013

    • Lyndon

      hellp Mandip,

      February 2, 2013

    • Lyndon

      pressed the button too early! please let me know if nobody from Wycombe can help?, i' am not far away and can easily swing by. Lyndon

      February 2, 2013

  • Tasha P.

    sorry I can no longer make it

    January 31, 2013

  • Sandra

    sorry- full of cold and not sure i will be up to walk in the cold by next week.

    January 19, 2013

  • Phil

    Sorry, I won't be able to come along on Sunday, have a great day. Phil

    January 17, 2013

  • Charlotte N.

    I know Ellen Perrin - so might be nabbing one of her car spaces!!!

    January 17, 2013

  • Ellen P.

    I'll be driving from Chesham, if anyone needs a lift? (2 spaces in the car)

    January 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Planning to catch the train from Marylebone

    January 16, 2013

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