It is barely above zero in Crianlarich, with freezing fog descending and the hillsides will wake whitened. So it is just as well that we are in Croxley Green.
A farewell to the old year, by walking the old paths: the Croxley Green Boundary Walk, which is a lovely, unchallenging walk, just right for recovering from a flu-filled Christmas season. The whole path is six and a half miles all around the parish boundaries.
There is a lot of variety around a village of no great size, but then it is not an average village. It is a Metro-Land place but at the very edge, which bumps roughly into Hertfordshire’s big town at one end but ebbs away into the Chiltern farmland at the other, allowing a green ring to be drawn around the parish, on its hill between the Gade Valley to the Chess. It has woods, muddy paths, the canal, fields and farms, and of course the Green. The a nice, hot supper and a farewell to the year.
It has been a year of surprises, of things done and things left undone, but all that is done with now as we open new challenges.
I finished on an old, familiar path, but in the New Year there are new projects. Watch this space.