30th March 2014: Chalfont and Latimer to Chorleywood

Jean led 6 of us on a lovely walk along the Chess valley on a warm spring day. We passed through Latimer village, where on the pretty village green stands the memorial to Villebois, a horse which saved Lord Chesham of Latimer in battle. The mansion Latimer House is now a conference centre. Following the course of the river Chess we negotiated our way across a few boggy patches to the watercress farm where some ice creams were purchased. The spring flowers were everywhere – celandine, daffodils, white violets. Lunch was at Sarratt, where the Cock Inn was busy with Mother’s Day lunches. Crossing over the river we made our way to Chorleywood, passing 3 alpacas in a field, to return to London.

Sheila

Alpacas

Alpacas

Water meadows

Water meadows

Watercress beds

Watercress beds

Memorial to the horse Villebois

Memorial to the horse Villebois

River Chess

River Chess

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Walks and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s