What we're about

Welcome and thanks for taking an interest in Berkhamsted Social. We are a social and activities group for anyone living in and around Berkhamsted. We currently have many members from as far afield as Barnet, St Albans, Aylesbury and Dunstable and welcome members from any area.

Our aim is to provide a social network for people to get together and in the daytime and evenings in the company of other great people enjoying a wide range of activities.

We also encourage members to arrange their own events. You'd be surprised how many people have the same interests as you within the group.

So, join the group, pick an event and come and see for yourself what a lovely bunch of people we have.

Everyone is welcome to pop along to any event, but if you are a little shy, then please contact one of the organisers and we will do everything we can to make your first event with us as easy as possible.

Hope to see you at an event soon.

Upcoming events (5+)

Tring Park Run 5K

Tring Park

Come and join us for this beautiful 5k run through the fields and woodlands of Tring park. The perfect way to start you weekend with some fresh air in your lungs in this stunning location. These are free runs organised by Park Run, a national initiative which sees thousands of runners at its events across the country every Saturday morning. The ability of runners ranges from semi pro to very slow, so you will not be the quickest and you will not be the slowest. The whole route is marshalled. To register for free http://www.parkrun.org.uk/tring/ . You do not need to register to take part, but if you do you will get a bar code so they will record your time for you. Suggest you arrive before 8.45 giving you time to park and walk over the bridge to the start line. We will meet at the start line for the 9.00 start. When you have finished you will have the satisfaction of knowing you have done one of your exercise slots for the week. The perfect way to start your weekend. Afterwards we will go to the Akeman for a well deserved coffee or breakfast. Please bring a change of shoes with you.

Reservoir/canal side and woodland walk. Startops

Startops End car park

Level and flat stroll around reservoirs and alongside canal. About 1 .5 hours. Afterwards we can use Bluebell cafe or (if preferred) Meads farm shop a short drive nearby Dogs welcome

Midweek Walk: The White Horse and Rothamsted Park Harpenden

I've bought this walk forward a week as I'm unavailable on the 30th April. A 4 mile circular pub walk from the White Horse in Hatching Green near Harpenden in Hertfordshire. The White Horse is a delightful pub with a cosy bar, a light and fresh dining room, a leafy garden and a sunny terrace, perfect for refreshments after the walk. The walking route performs a simple loop through the surrounding countryside, taking in the stately Rothamsted Park and House, the Nickey Line former railway, a bluebell wood, quiet arable fields plus a golf course, and enjoying splendid views along the way. The route follows a mixture of surfaced paths and unmade paths across grass and fields, the latter of which can be muddy in winter or after periods of rain. There are no stiles or livestock on route. The full circuit includes some steady gradients, four kissing gates and a flight of steps plus three road crossings that need care. It also crosses one paddock that may be holding horses and a golf course (so please watch out for any stray flying balls). The week is 4 miles long and should take no more than 2 hours. The full address for the pub is Redbourn Ln, Harpenden AL5 2JP. The last time we were there, they were pretty good at providing refreshments. Dogs are welcome as always but please be mindful to keep them on leads for roads and around other animals. Please note that this walk is not led by a qualified leader and, as such, isn't covered by insurance. Please wear suitable boots and clothing. The organiser cannot be held responsible for any injuries, however caused. Members are expected to take responsibility for their own preparation and safety. If you are unable to attend please be sure to change your RSVP otherwise our departure will be delayed. My contact number is[masked]

Marsworth Off Road Running Group

Location visible to members

Enjoyable steady predominantly off road runs at about 8-10 minute mile pace of around 6 miles in distance around the Marsworth countryside. Slightly slower and faster runners can be catered for. Routes will be on canal towpaths and well established tracks and paths. Stud or trail shoes are the preferred footwear when the ground is wet in the winter. Normal running shoes on drier days and in the summer would work. The runs will aim to prepare attendees for the Marsworth 10km fun run on 13th May 2018. See marsworthfunrun.co.uk for entry details. After the run the organiser welcomes everyone for an all things running and/or social chat at the Bluebells Tea Room in the Car Park where tea/coffee and cake is readily available. Please come dressed in suitable attire to run as there are no changing facilities...oh and I’m afraid no public toilets. There is a £1.50 cash charge for car parking. Tickets can be purchased from the car park ticket machine. Disclaimer- by taking part in this meet up you declare that you are medically fit to run and understand that you do so at your own risk. You also acknowledge that the organiser will not be held responsible for any accident, injury or loss to yourself prior to, during or after the meet up. This meet up is not suitable for runners with dogs.

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