28 October 2012: Berkhamsted Common and Ashridge

It was a small select band who took the train to Berkhamsted on Sunday: Sheila, Val and Humphrey. Evelyn did a cameo at Berkhamsted station before heading off to a monastery.

Sheila and Val at the vertex

Much of the walk was through woods, crossing Berkhamsted Common and Ashridge Golf Course, before returning past Ashridge House, an enormous Gothic extravaganza remodelled for the 7th Earl of Bridgewater in 1808. Near here we saw a group of deer, before passing through ancient Frithsden beech woods. Returning to Berkhamsted, tea was enjoyed at the Attic cafe before catching a train packed with American Football supporters on their way to Wembley.

Some fabulous fungi, not that we tried eating them.

Sheila & Humphrey

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About Humphrey Southall

Director, Great Britain Historical GIS; Reader in Geography, University of Portsmouth
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