Walk: Upper Lea Valley

Meet 09.48 Hatfield Station (09.31 Thameslink Cambridge train from Finsbury Park mainline station or at 09.43 from Potters Bar Station—buy Off-Peak Day Single ticket to Hatfield).

After a short bus ride, today’s 8½ mile linear walk follows the River Lea through very pretty countryside via Lemsford (a favourite of Elizabeth l), Brocket Hall Park with Lord Melbourne and Palmerston connections, and then Waterend to reach Wheathampstead in about 5 miles. Bring lunch or food available. Option to finish with return by bus to either Potters Bar or St Albans—from the latter, option of a train into St Pancras or 84 bus to Potters Bar.

From Wheathampstead the route ends in Harpenden town centre, from where choice of a train into St Pancras or a bus to either Potters Bar or St Albans. Contact. 07904 193 098. Leader: John West

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