English countryside

Autumn is a great time of year to get outside and get active. What better way to enjoy the great outdoors than taking your family or dogs to discover some beautiful English countryside. 

These pictures were taken during our walk around Flauden, a short 15 minutes drive from Rickmansworth or Amersham. The route follows mainly field side boundaries with some stunning views over the rolling hills of the Chess Valley, cutting across the minor roads that link the area together. The area is pleasantly rural, with crops or horses occupying the fields. 

We often reward ourselves with a good old Sunday roast after the walk. One of the two local pubs, The Bricklayers Arms definitely makes the walk all worthwhile! It is located in the hamlet of Hogpits Bottom, just outside of Flaunden; it's a 200 year old multi award wining gastro-pub. If you don't fancy a roast, their menu offers plenty of other equally delicious options. The food has made it irresistible for us to keep returning, it is also a bonus that they are dog friendly and the owner is ever so welcoming and helpful.