What we're about

Welcome to a new Meetup group, for people who live in Hemel Hempstead, Watford, St Albans, Berkhamsted, Bovingdon, Tring, Rickmansworth and surrounding areas. It’s for people who’d like to take part in social activities on a regular basis, meet new friends and lead an active social life.

We aim to discover unique and unusual local activities and events, together with regular, more traditional Meetups like pub nights, meals, cinema/theatre, live music, semi-guided walks etc. Our aim is to compliment activities to your own social calendars.

We welcome new ideas and always encourage members to share with us your thoughts for future events.

Most events will be free however occasionally we may suggest members make a voluntary (not mandatory) small contribution (for example £1 on a walk) to help cover the cost of having this group on the Meetup site. (Sadly it’s not a free service to the Organisers!)

In addition, we ask that all members keep in mind the fact that our Event Organisers are hosting their events completely voluntarily, in their own time and we need to make the events as straightforward as possible for them to run. The absolute basic requirement of all members is therefore to ensure that you keep your RSVPs up to date. If you put your name down to attend an event and later cannot make it, you need to be fair to all parties involved and click on ‘Edit your RSVP’ to ‘Not going’ ahead of the event. Try not to leave it to the last minute if possible as there will quite often be people on a waiting list wanting to go, should a place become available.

The most important thing about this group is to feel safe, relaxed, included and above all, have fun 😇

Risk Disclaimer:
Please note that all members take part in all activities solely at their own risk, should any personal loss, accident, illness or physical injury occur during an event.

Upcoming events (4+)

Redbourn to Flamstead circular walk

Redbourn Common

Please read itinerary in full;
If you are unable to attend for any reason please ensure you change your RSVP to not going. This affects both confirmed and waiting participants. My contact number is[masked].

Another walk being led by our very own Don. He’s loving the love and suggesting another. Top trumps 👍🏻

We meet 10:20 to leave at 10.30 from the cricket pavilion 🏏 West Common AL3 7NG. There is a small car park near the pavilion or anywhere around the Common 🚙

From the common we head through houses to join a road that goes over the motorway and past a farm 🐄 We continue along the road to join a lane that drops down to Trowley Bottom. We then ascend uphill to Flamstead, passing 2 pubs 😢 and a church ⛪️ We return to Redbourn via a little lane past another farm 🐖 to join a bridle path, pass more farm buildings again 🐓and cross back over the motorway. The walk then takes a path past allotments 🥬 and back to Redbourn Common, where we’ll probably end up at the very lovely Holly Bush pub 🍺☕️🍟
Roughy 2.5-3 hours and approx 6 miles.

NB: A donation of £1 helps to cover Meet Up costs. Please pay on the day, or beforehand via this link: https://www.paypal.me/aac007?locale.x=en_GB

If you enjoy the event we encourage participants to add a message and/or pictures after. Members can and do enjoy reading them 📸 ✍️

NB: This event is not led by a qualified leader, or covered by insurance. Please wear suitable footwear 🥾 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 (including fluids, weather protection and a snack).

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Chesham Town Treasure Hunt Trail 🗝

Water Meadow car park

Please read all of the information.

We meet at 10:20 in the Water Meadow car park (HP5 1LF - It’s FREE all day on Sunday. Bonus!) and will start @ 10:30. The trail takes you on a short walk along the River Chess and on to Meades Water Garden. You will then explore the centre of Chesham and the delights of Lowndes Park before finishing close to the start point. We will rendezvous at the Queens Head pub afterwards 🍺🍔🍟☕️

There's treasure ahoy! 👑

Evil archaeologist Shuvlyn Pick discovers a priceless Roman artefact🏺whilst digging in the city park, which by rights belongs to the citizens. He buries the relic at a secret location, intending to dig it up later to sell to a private dealer for vast sums of money. But wait... you find a map 🗺 with a series of locations marked on it. All you have to do now is discover the right location and return the treasure to the citizens. Let the hunt begin!

Searching around the crime scene: 🔦
You don’t need a map to solve your treasure trail. The directions will lead you from start to finish. If you miss an answer, simply retrace your steps and try again.

Solving the mystery: 🔍
Every sneaky clue you answer on your trail will be a name which matches a location on your hidden treasure map. This is shown on the back page of your trail booklet (which you will be given on the day) and once found, can be eliminated from your search. At the end of the trail, you should be left with one location – treasure discovered 💰

If you can’t solve a tricky clue, phone the HQ on[masked] ☎️ The line will go directly to the Chief Inspector who will only allow you to radio in three times – he is a very busy man!

NB: The charge for this particular event is £1.50. This helps to cover Meet Up costs etc. In person, or via this link: https://www.paypal.me/aac007?locale.x=en_GB Please choose the friends and family option ONLY.

If you enjoy the event we encourage participants to add a message and/or pictures after. Members can and do enjoy reading them 📸 ✍️

Hunton Bridge to Cassiobury Park circular walk

The Kings Head

This is a brand new walk that I just tried out. I’m putting it on for Sat 28/5 as the pub is having a cider & ale festival that weekend. Perfect end to the walk 🍺

We meet at 10:20 to leave @ 10:30am. Very limited space in the car park. WD4 8RE 🚙
To start we walk onto the canal for a bit to the Grove golf club ⛳️ We skirt this to make our way up through a little path to the amazing Whippendale woods (a first for me). This then takes us to outskirt another golf course, West Herts ⛳️ We’ll make our way down to Cassiobury Park and take a pit stop at the Cha Café, where they serve amazing coffee ☕️+🍰 We then head back along a beautiful stretch of the calming canal for some time until we reach the KH for a festival drop of ale/cider 🍺 and a smoking barbecue in the garden 🥩🍗
Roughly 3-3.5 hrs (+ pit stop) and approximately 7.5-8 miles.

NB: A donation of £1 helps to cover Meet Up costs. Please pay on the day, or beforehand via this link: https://www.paypal.me/aac007?locale.x=en_GB Please choose friends & family option.

If you enjoy the event we encourage participants to add a message and/or pictures after. Members can and do enjoy reading them 📸 ✍️

If you are unable to attend for any reason please ensure you change your RSVP to not going. This affects both confirmed and waiting participants. My contact number is[masked].

NB: This event is not led by a qualified leader, or covered by insurance. Please wear suitable footwear 🥾 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 (including fluids, weather protection and a snack).

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ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES Gala Dinner 🃏🐎

Three Blackbirds

Join us for the dinner event of the year, which combines fine food and comedy action, served up ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES style.

Marlene and Boycie are hosting a Gala Dinner, but will things go to plan with Del, Rodney and Uncle Albert (during the war 🪖) on the quest list. Will Raquel put in an appearance and sing cwying? 🎤 Surely not after the last time?!

An evening of chaos and mayhem with an extra large portion of comedy is the order of the night.

Expect a BIG FUN NIGHT OUT in a friendly
party atmosphere with some of the finest
comedy actors in the land. Professionally
produced to the highest standards with your
enjoyment at the top of the menu.

CUSHTY.

Price is £45:00 which includes the show, a 3 Course Meal and a Del Boy style cocktail 🍹

Please only sign up for this event if you pay for your ticket immediately via PayPal 🎟 There are only 40 tickets available and I have bagged us 25% of them https://www.paypal.me/aac007?locale.x=en_GB
Please use the friends & family option ONLY.

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Past events (93)

Ayot St Lawrence & Wheathampstead Circular Walk

Outside the Brocket Arms

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