Butties, Birds and Beautiful Views - A walk from The Alford Arms (1201)

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    Start dateMay 25 2024
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    Time09:30 am
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    LocationHP1 3DD
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Join us for a bacon butty & cuppa (on the house) at The Alford Arms before venturing out at 10am into the lovely Gade Valley.

The walk starts out along a Roman Road, passes a buddist monastery and through the water meadows beside the River Gade. Along the way there are outstanding views over the valley and the opportunity to spot the local wildlife.

Additional information

Please bring suitable footwear and clothing for the conditions, water, snacks and simple first aid kit. Toilets are available at The Alford Arms. There will be a vegetarian / vegan alternative available at the start. Water bottles filling station. Walk returns to The Alford Arms in time to enjoy lunch or a drink.

Andrew Clark & Becky Salisbury. Chiltern Society & The Alford Arms. The Chiltern Society is dedicated to protecting 650 square miles of woodlands and valleys, including London's closest designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Alford Arms is hidden in an unspoilt valley on the edge of Ashridge Forest.
The Alford Arms, Frithsden, Nr. Hemel Hempstead, Herts HP1 3DD GR TL 016098
4.5 Miles
Medium walks (4-6 miles)
2 hours 45 minutes
Fairly easy (some gentle inclines, steps/stiles)
Yes (Aged 8+ and must be capable of walking the distance.)
Yes (A new on-demand bus service now operates in North and East Herts and Dacorum, which will stop right outside the Alford Arms, so book your drop off and pick up after the walk &/or lunch here https://www.intalink.org.uk/hertslynx. Berkhamsted train station is 2.1 miles and has a taxi rank outside for the 5 min journey to the pub.)