25 – Forty Hall, Whitewebbs & Hillyfields Park 5.8 miles – 20th July

In short: a lovely walk for a very hot day with woods, water, public park & open parkland all bookended by the spectacular Forty Hall and it’s gorgeous grounds. Very average public toilets; pleasant cafe with good coffee & fresh sandwiches in a delightful setting. 2 hrs 20 mins walking + 45 min pitstop. With temperatures […]

24 – Thames Path from Kew to Richmond lock and back 9.7 miles – 13th July

In short: beautiful riverside walk from Kew to Richmond lock, less straightforward route back but with the bonus of Syon Park. Lovely Italian cafe stop at the start; clean, smart public toilets en route and delicious lunch at a riverside pub at the end. 3 hrs 35 mins walking; 15 min + 45 mins pitstops. […]

23 – Brookmans Park: North Mymms to South Mimms 6.8 miles – 4th July

In short: lovely country walk from quiet commuter land – final path quite overgrown with brambles and nettles. Clean smart pub toilets at start and end; delightful coffee in lovely welcoming pub – unfortunate timing with this being the annual afternoon closure for staff social so no lunch available. 2 hrs 40 mins walking + […]