Berkhamsted is about 26 miles from London, 30 minutes by train. It’s an historic market town with great access to the Chiltern Hills and a slightly empty patch of land where a castle used to be.
It’s not that exciting, but you can have a nice amble around in the grounds and it was good for a game of Frisbee.
From here we headed out to the Chiltern Hills, which appear from behind a cricket pitch and are reached through a succession of fields that were lined with blossoming flowers and a rickety farm complete with twisted car wrecks and striking corrugated steel Silos – Kind of like a budget British version of Clark Kents farm in Superman.
5 minutes later and we were in undisturbed countryside, starting with beautiful woodland interspersed with clearings and the sound of cuckoos hooting away in the background – I closed my eyes, breathed it in and stored it away for the next weeks commute!
After an hour or so, the dogs were in danger of over heating so we headed back in search of a pub, like responsible owners.
Back in Berkhamsted, we headed down a very good looking stretch of canal in search of somewhere for a bite to eat – the houses were really pretty, particularly this one.
At the pub (The Rising Sun) the puppy was still looking pretty hot so I did the right thing and threw him in the canal to cool down while I munched on some recommendable nachos… He’s still not talking to me.
Other than to tell you the particular distance from Berkhamsted to Braunston
There’s not much else to say, this was a lovely day trip – do it (and get the Nachos!)
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