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Rickmansworth Aquadrome Our MELLOW MONDAY walks return to their homeland this week so what better time to shine the light on… Rickmansworth Aquadrome is a 41-hectare public park and Local Nature Reserve in Rickmansworth in Hertfordshire. It is owned and managed by Three Rivers District Council. The two lakes are flooded former gravel pits. These […]

STATS FOR MAY!

⭐ HERE ARE THE STATS FOR MAY ⭐ Our first full month of walk statistics since returning after lockdown – and the numbers are AMAZING! Nordic Walking Watford are well and truly back AND smashing records again! Thank you all for continuing to support not only our wonderful walks but the very essence of our […]

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Bricket Wood An idyllic village perfectly situated between Watford and St Albans, Bricket Wood is an area steeped in history, offering a unique mix of woodland, wildlife, and community. The area of Bricket Wood was mostly occupied by farmers until the Bricket Wood railway station was built in 1861. In 1889 brothers Henry Gray and […]

WALK 1000 MILES

WALK 1000 MILES   And the scores are in for MAY in our #walk1000miles challenge…   The awesome Nordic Walking Watford Team has now accumulated an amazing 16,719 miles!!! That would take us to Tierra Del Fuego in Argentina – and back again!   FACT: The name Tierra Del Fuego means “Land of Fire” and […]

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Croxley Green In the 18th century, old maps of the time will show that there was a scattering of small farms and cottages that were utilising the land in and around Croxley Green. The land then supported mixed farming with arable field crops of cereal and vegetables as well as livestock of pigs, sheep, cows, […]

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Abbots Langley The village of Abbots Langley is an old settlement and is mentioned (under the name of Langelai) in the Domesday Book. The first traces of human habitation in the area were recorded by renowned archaeologist Sir John Evans (1823–1908). The village sits on a saucer of clay covered by a layer of gravel, […]

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KINGS LANGLEY The village of Kings Langley was first recorded in the Domesday book, as LANGEL (meaning long wood or clearing) REGIS – or Langley of the King. The manor was probably a possession of the Abbey of St. Albans and in about 1276 it was purchased by Queen Eleanor of Castile (1241–1290), wife of […]

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CHENIES Chenies is a village in southeast Buckinghamshire – it is on the border with Hertfordshire, east of Amersham and north of Chorleywood. Until the 13th century, the village’s name was Isenhampstead. There were two villages here, called Isenhampstead Chenies and Isenhampstead Latimers, distinguished by the lords of the manors of those two places. In […]

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK

I am a firm believer that the MENTAL HEALTH benefits of exercise, and specifically NORDIC WALKING, are equally as important as the PHYSICAL BENEFITS. That’s why we are supporting MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK and the focus for this year NATURE and the very positive effect that being in nature can have us. THRIVING WITH NATURE […]