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Ride – Amwell Nature Reserve
14th August 2016 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
A group of 6, including two new recruits set off from Morrisons in fine warm weather to visit the nature reserve at Amwell. Although quite long, it is an easy ride without any difficult hills and almost entirely motor traffic free. That’s not to say there wasn’t any un-motorised traffic. The weather had brought plenty of people out on bikes and on foot.
Once at Amwell we decided to head straight to the dragonfly trail. Not many dragonflies were seen, but we all enjoyed a picnic at a seat along the trail.
Photoshoot after picnic lunch
On the way back, we stopped off at one of the hides for an obligatory viewing of the water fowl. There was very little to see close by, apart from a solitary coot ducking and diving in the reeds outside the hide. A few of us had brought binoculars, so it was possible to have a closer look at the dots in the far distance.
But with nobody on hand to help us identify the birds, we soon gave up and headed for our other principle objective of the afternoon – tea at Serendipity’s Cafe in Hertford. After a lengthy session appeasing our cravings for cake, we retraced our tyre marks back to WGC via the Cole Green Way, to complete a very enjoyable day.