On 29 February 2004 I led a 17 mile walk around Hitchin with lunch at the wonderful Green Man pub in great Offaly.  The original intention was that we would have a shorter option but due to a misunderstanding that never got into the programme.  Accordingly 11 brave ramblers undertook the full 17 mile walk and I think the pictures show that they all enjoyed it.  Click on any of the thumbnails to the left to open the picture at full size on this side of the screen or alternatively scroll down here to view the photographs at full size.

Early in the morning we were walking briskly through the open Hertfordshire countryside

We were directed by a rambler who later was to become THE major photographer contributer of photographs for this website

In due course I led the ramblers into Great Offaly

And the delights of the Green Man pub

Where stylish food was served in a convivial atmosphere, and you don't even have to book

A few photographs in the surrounds of the pub against the background of the open Hertfordshire countryside

And then back on the track to return towards Hitchin





We had a stop for breath and some more photographs near the top of Deacon Hill, the highest point in Hertfordshire (still only 772 ft!!)