Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Backpackers Rickmansworth weekend

This is catch up time as time has flown by since I last posted. Back in February, a group of us met up for a wet weekend. This was the time of the winter floods. We pitched over night on Friday behind Anne's house at Higher Denham. The grass was a bit soggy, being close to the river. The roads were flooded nearby. Saturday's weather was OK. There was no rain but plenty of water underfoot as we walked through Denham Village and then Denham Country Park to join the Grand Union Canal Walk. We stopped for a cup of tea at a canalside café and then on for a lunchtime break at The Coy Carp at Harefield, next to the canal.

The towpath under water

The towpath in the other direction

Click on these photos for a floodfest!
It wasn't a long day and we arrived quite early at Stockers Farm. A walk into Rickmansworth had been planned for the evening but the towpath into the town was severely flooded and the road route was considered too far. This meant a quiet evening in.

Sunday morning was dry for the walk back to Higher Denham. A great café was found for coffee and bacon rolls.

There should be a towpath here somewhere!