Saturday, 30 March 2019
Start time: 13:30
(Estimated finish time: 17:30)
Moderate 9 miles / 14.5 km
Lovely views, some interesting pigs, and a one hundred year old unsolved murder. We will leave the pretty village of Preston, gaining height gradually until the roofs of Hitchin appear in the distance. We can then explore some of the back streets of this historic market town and visit the scene of the murder of an elderly shopkeeper and her dog in January 1919.
As we leave the town we may be lucky to see one of the famous Hitchin black squirrels. We return to Preston through some typical Hertfordshire villages and farms. The area has a remote feel to it in spite of the proximity of the A1(M). At the end of the walk a drink can be enjoyed at the Red Lion, a successful example of a community-owned pub.
Starting point of the walk: the village green outside the Red Lion pub in Preston, SG4 7UD.
Dogs are most welcome, but please bear in mind that the middle section of the walk will be in the town with some road junctions to cross.
Please note: we may require you to produce your Ramblers membership card at the start of this walk. Prospective new members are welcome to join us for up to three walks before joining.
Grid reference: TL180246
Nearest postcode: SG4 7UD
Start time: 13:30
This is a circular walk
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