Hiking in the UK – 12-mile walk- The Chilterns and Ivanhoe beacon
As usual most unpredictable British weather but we loved it. In the weather forecast, it was going to be a very cold but sunny day and when I wake in the morning I saw everything white from my window. I saw a big football ground covered with snow. It was not that heavy snow in London as we found in hills. It was amazingly beautiful everywhere.
We started from Tring station and walked along the undulating Ridgeway Path over Pitstone hill and up to Ivanhoe Beacon, which was once home to an Iron Age hill fort. From here we have fine views looking down into the heart of England.
We then followed the first part of the Icknield Way over the Ivenhoe hills to Duncombe terrace where we enter ancient Chiltern Beech woodland which should be in fine autumn colour. The trail then flattens out and leads us through the woodland to the Bridgewater Monument where we stopped at the National Trust’s Brownlow café for a break.
Continuing south on the Icknield Way through more woodland we crossed the Chiltern Way over Norcot Hill and descend into Dudwell we finished with a gentle walk along the Grand Union Canal Into Berkhamsted from where we got our train returning back to London Euston.