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Thursday 16th May , 7.30 pm St Paul’s Church,  Solway, Hemel Hempstead, HP2  5QN

Greg Ault from Hertfordshire Countryside and Rights of Way will talk about the new Green Action (Management) Plan for the Dacorum part of the Nickey Line. Greg also was heavily involved with the current St Albans DC  “GAP” so can talk knowledgeably about the management plan for the whole of the Nickey Line.

The talk will be preceded by a short AGM for the Friends of the Nickey Line - the first time we have held our AGM in Hemel Hempstead. Free light refreshments will be provided.

Volunteer Work Parties

Volunteer Work Parties 2019

In 2019 the confirmed dates so far for volunteer work parties are:

Tuesday 15th January, Wednesday 23rd January (to be led by CMS), Monday 28th January (Hemel Hempstead), Tuesday 12th February and Tuesday 12th March

The locations / tasks for these work parties are largely dependent on what CMS are able / planning to do as their contribution to the GAP (management plan) and we will let you know as soon we can. 

Re-arranged Volunteer Work Party - Tuesday 26th March - Redbourn

For this work party we will be working approximately half way along the Redbourn section, between the two stepped accesses (one of them has a ramp). Grid Ref. TL108118. For those driving to site there is plenty of parking at the southern end of the High Street. 

We will be doing coppicing and clearance work to open up views of the public open space on the Redbourn side of the Nickey Line. As usual we will provide tools and gauntlets and mid morning refreshments. 

As usual we will start at 10.00 am and work through until about 3.30 pm. If you plan to stay for the afternoon please bring your own lunch (but please note it's up to you how long you stay, any time that you can provide will be most welcome). The task will be lead by Geoff .

Please let Geoff know if you plan to attend:


Harpenden Springwatch Walk from Harpenden, Sunday 12 May 2019 at 10am

We will meet at the top end of Amenbury Lane car park. We will walk on local footpaths, taking in Knott Wood, Porridge Pot, and part of the Nickey Line, on a walk of about 5 miles, looking for evidence of the advancing Springtime

Wear stout footwear and appropriate clothing

Contact Roger on 01582 763560, or email if you need further information

Walk the length of the Nickey Line, Saturday 29 June 2019

The Nickey Line path is 7 miles long, and we will be walking from Hemel Hempstead to Harpenden, stopping at Redbourn for refreshments, before bussing back to Hemel.

This walk is arranged in conjuction with the Railway Ramblers

Details of the walk will be given nearer the date, but keep the date clear if you are interersted


Why not come along to one of our working parties and help with the management of the Nickey Line?

If you are interested, contact us with your details and we shall email you with future work parties

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