A change of destination was made this week as we met for a Saturday saunter, the weather was promising to be really hot and one of our number had just come from the destination, so quick thinking and we pootled off to the tearooms at Shenley.
We took a fairly straightforward and usual route taking in the Alban Way, Chiswell Green, Park Street and Bricket Wood. Going down Drop Lane is always a pleasant, shady treat and leads nicely back onto Smug Oak Lane and access to Watling Street. About half way up the hill here we head onto Hanger Lane and towards Shenley. Getting to the tearooms involves going up the hill. I avoid the worst of it by climbing up past the old hospital, but is still a challenging climb in itself.
So arriving at the tearooms and expecting a well-deserved break, David treated us all to ice-lollies and a customer treated us to a display of stupidity and anger. With queues building up there was a lot of faffing around. It was lovely and hot outside in the sun and very pleasant to see many people out.
Soon we were back on our way again; we headed along Rectory Lane and down to the roads that run alongside the M25 and past both the Watford the Arsenal football club training grounds. We headed into London Colney and up onto the bridge that goes over the North Orbital. Making judicious use of Nightingale Lane brought us to the back of High Field and a short trip back to Morrisons.
A very pleasant ride. Neil 06/08/2016