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11 Sep: St Albans to Ivinghoe

posted 12 Sep 2016, 23:18 by South Herts   [ updated 9 Dec 2016, 03:29 ]
After all day rain on Saturday, it was a bright start to Sunday morning, but with a bit of a chilly and damp touch of autumn, when we headed north from St Albans along the old A5. We turned off soon to twist through the lanes behind Hemel and eventually came out on Gaddesden Row and on to Studham. The weather was warming up in a big way.

Doing a left before the village we descended the steep hill overlooking the Gade valley with eerie cries coming from Whipsnade on the right. North from Dagnal to Edlesborough we avoided climbing Ivinghoe Beacon, just skirting round the edge we were soon refreshing ourselves pleasantly in the village tearoom, a very highly recommended venue.

Here our party split up. Domestic circs meant I had to head back for home and some others needed to get home too. But a valiant few, excited by the great weather decided to press on to lunch. What became of them I don't know - I haven't seen them since, but the rest of us headed back very pleasantly by way of Aldbury and Redbourn.

Richard 11/09/2016