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Re: Short and long walks in the local countryside
« Reply #120 on: June 27, 2008, 07:31:53 pm »
Thanks for the info, must explore....
 

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Re: Short and long walks in the local countryside
« Reply #121 on: August 10, 2008, 10:55:49 am »
Take care doing Walk 12 in our series of local country walks at this time of the year. The walk is referred to in this article and in this forum thread.

The paths are muddy and overgrown with thistle and nettles. Trousers, boots and a stick to push through the overgrowth are essential. We came across an old sign that the PEAP team might want to consider replacing at some point, the word 'End' has been broken off the sign to Water End. The sign is at point 11 on the walk map (click twice to enlarge).

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Re: Short and long walks in the local countryside
« Reply #122 on: August 23, 2008, 01:51:01 pm »
Just done Walk Five again, great this time of the year. Conditions under foot are great (except for one bit of cart track that you can avoid). Keep an eye out for the hares, beautiful creatures. One let us walk right up to him/her before setting off like a rocket across the field. Also saw a spotted woodpeckers on the dead tree on your right as you walk down from Lower West End Farm.





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Re: Short and long walks in the local countryside
« Reply #123 on: August 24, 2008, 03:14:05 pm »
Just did Walk Eight. Recommended. Great walking conditions. I hadn't noticed the small lake (on the footpath to the left of Ponsfall Farm on the map) before. Very peaceful spot.








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Re: Short and long walks in the local countryside
« Reply #124 on: February 07, 2009, 02:20:23 pm »
Just done walk seven again, and it's lovely in this weather.  This is for those stuck at home or in the office.

Below is a map for the walk, click here for directions, and I have added few pictures taken today.





















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Re: Short and long walks in the local countryside
« Reply #125 on: March 15, 2009, 07:39:25 pm »
For those who were stuck in today and unable to get out and enjoy the lovely weather, here are a few pictures taken on Walk Two this morning. It's a walk that starts and ends at the Woodman car park in Wild Hill and goes through Camfield Place, the home of the late Barbara Cartland. It's one of the nicest walks in the collection.  Sadly, the fly tippers had been out again, pictured in the last of the snaps below.



















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Re: Short and long walks in the local countryside
« Reply #126 on: April 10, 2009, 03:11:39 pm »
Despite the rain, it's a lovely day to get out and try some of the local walks (click here for the walks index).

Just done Walk One again and the smell of the damp blossom and the rain is wonderful.

Well worth putting the wellies on for.









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Re: Short and long walks in the local countryside
« Reply #127 on: April 13, 2009, 12:42:37 am »
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Re: Short and long walks in the local countryside
« Reply #128 on: April 13, 2009, 02:25:18 am »
Seeing all that spring blossom makes me quite nostalgic for the English springtime!  Trouble is, I don't think I want to cope with the winters there - it was bad enough last October being snowed in in my parents house in Moffats Lane with no power for about 14hours.  Sadly the house has been sold as both my parents have now died (my mother last October, and my father 2 years before that).  They had been in the house for 53years, from new.  So I guess I will no longer have a base in BP when I come over.  Still interested in the area however especially the future of the Gobians open space and woodland that was our playground growing up in the 1950's.
 

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Re: Short and long walks in the local countryside
« Reply #129 on: April 13, 2009, 03:43:35 pm »
Seeing all that spring blossom makes me quite nostalgic for the English springtime!  Trouble is, I don't think I want to cope with the winters there - it was bad enough last October being snowed in in my parents house in Moffats Lane with no power for about 14hours.  Sadly the house has been sold as both my parents have now died (my mother last October, and my father 2 years before that).  They had been in the house for 53years, from new.  So I guess I will no longer have a base in BP when I come over.  Still interested in the area however especially the future of the Gobians open space and woodland that was our playground growing up in the 1950's.

Hi NZer,

Well I hope you continue using the site, and just for you I have been out and taken some more pictures of the blossom (as well as pictures of the wood anemones and fungi) to remind you of what it is like back in Brookmans Park. Enjoy

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Re: Short and long walks in the local countryside
« Reply #130 on: April 14, 2009, 09:14:11 am »
Thanks David - great photos.  I try and grow wood anemones here but its really too warm, so it was lovely to see them growing wild.  As a young person, I used to collect different fungi and make spore prints using greaseproof paper.  They make patterns in an amazing range of different colours. :)
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Re: Short and long walks in the local countryside
« Reply #131 on: August 19, 2009, 02:28:59 pm »
Been out with my new Flip camera to film a short 1'30" video of Walk One. I've put the video up on a test page.

http://www.brookmans.com/walks/walk1.shtml

I think it's a bit too long - perhaps one minute would do. And the editing isn't great - I was just practicing.

But do people think there would be any value in having the highlights of all the walks online?  If so I will do a few more, and try to improve.

Any suggestions welcome. You can also vote on the video if you like at the You Tube site.

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Re: Short and long walks in the local countryside
« Reply #132 on: August 19, 2009, 04:35:25 pm »
It is the difference between still photos or drawings compared with a movie. The latter gives loads more information.

I don't recall seeing the diversion off to the pubs on Warrengate Rd before, but then I remembered that all these walks have somewhere on the route for refreshments!

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Re: Short and long walks in the local countryside
« Reply #133 on: August 20, 2009, 10:06:30 am »
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Re: Short and long walks in the local countryside
« Reply #134 on: October 25, 2009, 08:30:04 am »
Just added a short video to Walk Seven, which goes from Little Berkhamsted to Howe Green and back. The video was shot in September, so there are more leaves on the trees than today. I think it is going to be a good day for walking.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uq_OrNEb2MQ

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Re: Short and long walks in the local countryside
« Reply #135 on: October 25, 2009, 08:37:33 am »
Just added a video to Walk Four, a nice stroll from Little Berkhamsted to Epping Green and back, all on footpaths. There are two pubs on the route, one at the start and finish and the other half way round. Click here for Walk Four

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Re: Short and long walks in the local countryside
« Reply #136 on: October 25, 2009, 06:50:06 pm »
Did Walk Five today and added a short video. It's a good hour-long walk with a nice part along the river Lea. Click here for the walk details.

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Re: Short and long walks in the local countryside
« Reply #137 on: October 26, 2009, 02:57:23 am »
Hi Dave - Love the videos.  Well done LFC  :)
 

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Re: Short and long walks in the local countryside
« Reply #138 on: October 26, 2009, 06:35:36 am »
Hi Steve, glad you enjoyed them. They are only thrown together from random shots along the way, but the aim is to give those who want to do the walks (or are not able to get out) a sense of what they would see. And yes, yesterday was a good day.
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Re: Short and long walks in the local countryside
« Reply #139 on: January 02, 2010, 11:49:40 am »
Just done Walk 1, North Mymms, again, this time in this morning's frost, taken a few snaps and put a video on the site








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Re: Short and long walks in the local countryside
« Reply #140 on: January 02, 2010, 12:17:56 pm »
Nice Photos and no camera shake ( the thermal hat must be working)
 

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« Reply #141 on: January 02, 2010, 12:25:21 pm »
Thanks Colinr, the camera is small, so I guess that the slightest movement is recorded. Also, I have to keep moving because my wife gets fed up when I keep stopping, so they are all snatched shots. But yes, wearing a hat helps.

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Re: Short and long walks in the local countryside
« Reply #142 on: January 09, 2010, 06:36:38 pm »
Great walk today around Wild Hill and the Cartland Estate. Below is a short video of Walk Two on Saturday 9 January 2010. Recommended.


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Re: Short and long walks in the local countryside
« Reply #143 on: January 10, 2010, 08:38:42 am »
I did enjoy watching the video of the Wild Hill walk.  Its warm and sunny here and I have picked 3 buckets of plums this week so its hard to imagine snow!!! :)
 

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Re: Short and long walks in the local countryside
« Reply #144 on: January 10, 2010, 08:51:18 am »
Hi NZer, glad you enjoyed it. The short videos are mainly for those residents who have moved away or those who can't get out.

Today I am planning to catch the train to Hatfield and walk back via Mill Green, the Lea Valley, West End, the Candlestick, Harefield Wood, Wild Hill, the Woodman, Grubbs Lane, Bell Lane, Golf Club Road.

I will try to shoot a few shots for a video if I am not shivering too much, and post it this afternoon.

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Re: Short and long walks in the local countryside
« Reply #145 on: January 10, 2010, 06:25:51 pm »
Great walk today.

12:07 train from Brookmans Park to Hatfield arriving 12:15.
12:35 got to Mill Green
13:25 arrived Candlestick, West End
13:45 Woodman, Wild Hill
15:00 Depart Woodman (don't ask)
15:55 arrived Brookmans Park.

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Re: Short and long walks in the local countryside
« Reply #146 on: January 10, 2010, 07:04:08 pm »
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Thanks.   Great videos.  Didn't notice any more shake on the camera after you left the Woodman, so there is no need for the "don't ask".  Next time you do the walk, please give my best to Graham, Ros and family.

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Re: Short and long walks in the local countryside
« Reply #147 on: February 06, 2010, 04:29:24 pm »
Took a walk on Monday around the Great Wood Northaw and noticed that the yellow route has been opened up to include the path along Cuffley Brook. It makes the walk longer and, in my opinion, much nicer. There has been a diversion to stop people using that bit for several years. I shot a short 45 second video and took some grabs (below) from the footage.


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Re: Short and long walks in the local countryside
« Reply #148 on: February 08, 2010, 04:04:37 pm »
A path has been cleared near the Rookery..could anybody tell me where it leads to?

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Re: Short and long walks in the local countryside
« Reply #149 on: February 12, 2010, 01:54:41 pm »
The footpath on the south side of the Rookery car park leads to Fox's Lane.  Best to wear wellies since part of Fox's Lane is the same as a stream.  Fox's Lane runs betweenn Dixons Hill Road and Bulls Lane.

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