Join us as we head for beautiful Broxbourne Woods in Hertfordshire.
With majestic oaks and centuries old hornbeam trees at the northern limit of their range, the forest is a National Nature Reserve of European importance.
Heading out along the scenic Hertfordshire Way, we will be walking the length of this picturesque woodland. Passing by a recreated Celtic village we will be following the path of an ancient Roman Road marked today solely by a leafy glade. Having made our way to the other end of the forest, our walk will also take us by a pretty country manor house that, in another era, was a spy training centre.
Our end destination will be historic Hertford, a county town that, in the 16th century served at one time as capital of England. There we will reward ourselves, as we usually do, with food and drink after our day's adventures.
Meet: London Kings Cross train station - by Leon Fast Food outlet and Ticket Office. Please see the following map: http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/SME/html/NRE_KGX/plan.html (http://www.networkrail.co.uk/documents/For%20Passengers/Station%20Maps/4504_King's%20Cross%20Station%20Map.pdf)
Meeting time: 10.00 am (leaving on 10.26 train)
Price: £23 (includes transport and full-day guided hike) Please pay before the trip using the secure PayPal link at the top. Price does not include meals and drinks
Distance: 15 kms/9 miles
Hike level: easy to medium
Estimated return time to London: 9PM
Things to bring: water, packed lunch, waterproof clothing, hiking boots, torch, camera - if you would like to take some pictures, money for end of day pub dinner