|Friday Folk Walk around Winkwell
Optional lunch at The Three Horseshoes, followed by a walk of about 4 miles, organised by Chris Newman.
Optional Lunch 12:00 for 12:30
At The Three Horseshoes, Winkwell, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 2RZ. Tel: 01442 862585.
If you plan to have lunch, please give your menu choices beforehand. Sign up at Friday Folk or phone Chris on 01923 662942. The Three Horseshoes also hope to cater for additional people who haven’t pre-ordered.
Three Horseshoes menu here and here.
Walk departing 2:00 pm
The walk will start in front of The Three Horseshoes. It will be about 4 miles, climbing steadily towards Long Green, south-east of Berkhamsted, and then dropping fairly steeply to finish along the canal (total ascent about 220 ft). There are no stiles. Most of the route is on hard surfaces, and it should be fairly mud-free for a winter walk.
Directions and parking
The Three Horseshoes is on Pouchen End Lane. Leave the A41 Hemel Hempstead and Berkhamsted bypass at the Bourne End junction with the A4251 (signposted Bourne End, Berkhamsted and Boxmoor) and head towards Berkhamsted. After about 100 yards there is a Gulf petrol station on the right. Immediately after this, turn right into Pouchen End Lane (beware - single track road). After about 80 yards the road crosses the canal on a swing bridge. The Three Horseshoes is immediately after on the left, and there is a small car park on the right, and further down the lane just before the bridge under the railway, there is a large overflow car park. The Three Horseshoes will allow parking during the walk, including people not having lunch at the pub.