Bricket Wood to Radlett
Sunday 8th April 2018
I went for a Sunday stroll in the rain.
London April 2018
On the little branch line which runs from Watford Junction to St Albans Abbey.
I got off at Bricket Wood.
I consider a successful starting off point for one of these rail based walks to be one where you only have to walk a few minutes from the station and it feels like the countryside.
...albeit a decidedly damp and muddy countryside today.
...looked quite bleak in fact.
Mud, mud, glorious mud.
What had happened here?
More simple wood plank bridges.
Welcome to Bricket Wood Common! I imagine it must look lovely in the spring.
I think I got slightly lost around here somewhere, and was eventually relieved to find this signpost.
Is this for mounting a horse? Looks a bit excessive!
More grey, bleak weather.
...entering a swamp.
A particularly bleak and wintery bit of the walk.
Finally a little bit of colour!
I paused when I got into this small outpost of civilisation (some sort of housing estate in the middle of nowhere) and took refuge from the driving rain for a bit in this bus shelter.
I was very relieved when I eventually reached this hostelry, The Round Bush, near Aldenham.
...wherein victualls were proffered and gladly accepted.
A few interior shots.
Back on the road again...
Considered popping into a second hostelry in the next village (Letchmore Heath) but decided instead to just press on to Radlett.
A quirky looking residence in Letchmore Heath which I found quite appealing.
Finally made it to Radlett.
...the train back to Kentish Town. Impressively went directly there and only took 20 minutes or so.
Back at home, inspecting the garden.
Building blocks with Erika and appreciating being in the warm and dry.
Erika making gyoza for dinner.
The gyoza production line.