Herts Embraced 1.2 – Chorleywood to Bovingdon

10:30: Bovingdon.

A very pleasant morning’s walk so far, and very little road walking. Across the Common and through the Chorleywood House Estate down to the Chess, drowsing in the sun.  (Not too hot yet either.)  For most of this stretch, the Chess marks the county border.  Some of the paths are familiar, but there are whole new stretches.

Climbing from the Chess is a series of bridleways to Flaunden, then narrow cut-through paths until just outside Bovingdon I met the Hertfordshire Way for the first time on this journey, leading to the village.

The village pond is dried up – no wonder after this summer.  I am currently resting a moment in the four and a half acres of the churchyard of St Lawrence’s Church, before setting off for Bourne End.

The Chess
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