The New River 400th Anniversary Celebration Walk
A weekend walk tracing the route of The New River from Hertfordshire to Finsbury.
The New River was opened ceremonially on September 29th 1613. Four hundred years to the day we will toast this incredible feat of engineering at the New River Head.
The walk is around 30 miles long so we will be tackling it in two stages, starting at the source on Saturday 28th September and breaking for an overnight stay half-way before completing our journey on Sunday 29th.
En route we will learn the history of the New River, see some stunning countryside, as well as some more gritty urban environments, pause to take on refreshments at some beautiful pubs and above all enjoy each other's company on this celebratory hike.
The group size will be kept deliberately small, a maximum of 20 people, to encourage a convivial and chatty atmosphere. The walk is also not suitable for children so only adults over 18 can take part.
The route does contain many inclines and is likely to be muddy in some parts so is not accessible to those with mobility impairments.
The price of the walk per person is £75 which will include a couple of complimentary treats and a souvenir.
I have secured rooms at the historic Theobalds Park Hotel. A room for two will be £75 including breakfast. The hotel can allocate twin or double rooms or can give an individual quote for a single room or a room upgrade. If you would like to discuss accommodation before booking the walk please feel free to contact me, otherwise full details of the booking reference and procedure will be sent as soon as you book.
When & Where
Discovering London with Peter Berthoud
I am an award winning, fully qualified and fully insured City of Westminster Guide and a member of the City of Westminster Guide Lecturers Association.
My tours are informative, fun, flexible and inclusive. I offer some public walks (such as this one) but the majority of my time is spent writing and delivering personalised tours, for families, companies and educational organisations.
My walks are all available for booking by private groups or individuals. I can tailor any tour to your requirements, make them shorter, longer, include pub stops or finish near a restaurant in the area for example.
I offer many other tours throughout the City, from the Royal Parks to Paddington and Little Venice, Pimlico, Regency London, Political Westminster, Westminster Highlights, Art Tours and Historic Pub Tours. These can all be adapted to suit first time visitors or keen London enthusiasts.
The shortest bookings I generally accept are for one hour, the longest for one week.
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