Sunday, 21 October 2018 (Group: Hampstead / North West London)
Start time 9:45
13 miles / 20.9 km
Circular along the Hitchin Outer Orbital Path (HOOP), which allows you to explore the history of Hitchin and surrounding villages, taking you through beautiful Hertfordshire countryside and a wide range of wildlife habitats. Morning coffee stop in the historic Old Market Square. Late lunch stop at Ickleford at about 1:45 pm at 'The Plume of Feathers' pub (to download menu and book your meal, Tel: 01462 432729, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org) - or bring a picnic. Map: E193, L166.
Sunday, 28 October 2018 (Group: Hampstead / North West London)
Start time 10:00
13.5 miles / 21.7 km
Linear to High Wycombe Station over undulating terrain. Northwest via Bovingdon Green, Copy Green, Shillingridge Wood, Moor Wood and Widdenton Park Wood to Lane End for lunch at 'The Grouse & Ale' pub but bring own food. Then north across the M25 and through Great Wood and High Wood up to West Wycombe Hill, which is topped by the Sir Francis Dashwood-designed mausoleum and church with its 'golden ball' and affords good views (this is also a drop-out point by bus direct to High Wycombe Station). Continues northeast to Downley Common and southeast through Great Tinker's Wood. Map: E172, L175.