29 December 2013: Amersham Latimer circuit

29 December 2013: Amersham Latimer circuit
Walk descriptor Test walk Day 00
Date Sun 29 Dec 2013 Start to end time 03h 27m
Start point Amersham End point Latimer
Miles today 11.90 Cu miles 0,000.00
Ft today 1046 Cu ft 000,000
Route miles left 0,000 Route ft left 000,000
Today’s weather Another bright sunny day.   No wind at start but light breeze later.   Cool (0 C)
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Today’s location
(the red cross in a circle shows where I am at the moment)
GPX based track of today’s walk
(click here to access to access downloadable file)

Another bright and sunny morning so I started walking before breakfast and completed this 12 mile loop from Amersham before lunch.

Another day with superb valley views in clear low-angle winter sunshine.   Not many people out and about, despite the good weather – just a couple of dog-walkers and some horse-riders.   And a few people playing golf at the Ley Hill golf course.   Lots of mud everywhere made for hard going but the combination of goretex boots and goretex socks did at least ensure dry feet!

Had to fight off a herd (is that the right collective noun??) of llamas and a flock of geese en route.   Otherwise an uneventful, but very uplifting and invigorating winter walk.

Today’s photos (click to enlarge)
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Mud was a bit of a feature of today’s walk.. Latimer House – a long and illustrious history, including as Joint Service Defence College in WW2
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Radome above Flaunden.   I think it may be for the Met Office’s rainfall radar Feel like I might be in the wrong continent… Llamas above Chesham
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Oak tree overlooking Chesham Goose alert in Lowndes park, Chesham
Panorama looking down Chess Valley to Latimer (centre-left)
The previous day’s blog follows below the blue line
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