Travel through Time in Tring
Date: Sun Jan 6th
Organiser: David S
Cost: Free (£30 half-yearly surcharge payable by casual members)
Activity: A beautiful 9 mile walk from the Natural History Museum at Tring, which houses the zoological collections of the 2nd Baron Rothschild, up to Tring Park through the beech woodland typical of the Chilterns, along the ancient Ridgeway then cutting across another beech wood to Cholesbury and one of the most visually impressive Iron Age camps in the Chilterns. Then you walk back along the ancient Grim's Ditch, thought to be an old stone age boundary or road and on through Wiggington back to Tring at the foot of the escarpment.
Refreshments: Pub lunch in Cholesbury, approximately half way through the walk. Bring a packed lunch if you prefer and eat this on the village green.
Travel: Park in the car park in Tring (£1.80) or down Akeman Street towards the museum. The easier is in the main car park, then walk to the start at the museum. Tring is served by main line trains from London. Trains from Harrow and Wealdstone cost £14.40 return.
Start: 10:00am prompt at the Natural History Museum, Akeman Street, Tring, Herts, HP23 6AP
Finish: Around 3:30pm at start point