The summer period in the chess calendar is a strange time of year – the British Championship takes centre whilst club league chess goes into sleep mode. In other words, chess kind of takes a holiday.
So, in holiday mode the Hammers will be taking on the challenge of the Chess River Valley walk – from Rickmansworth to Chesham. The Hammer Summer Chess Challenge Walk.
The walk will take approximately 4 hours and is a low to medium challenge with some amazing countryside on offer.
The chance to encounter some raw nature with likely appearances from red kites, grazing horses, and livestock and slightly bizarrely…… alpacas.
The river is chalk-based so at times the water is crystal clear- indeed if it a warm day at about halfway there is a chance to dip your bare feet in the river whilst sitting on a low-bridge.
The reward, if you commit to the walk, is not only great camaraderie but the lure of the Mad Squirrel Brewery. All great physical exertion deserves the reward of a decent pint of beer. The Mad Squirrel delivers.
There is an option as well to have a curry afterwards or journey back into London for something to eat but let’s take it as it comes – by the way there is a Waitrose close to Rickmansworth station if you want to pick up a sandwich. Finally, some more detail can be found at this link:
So, come and join us -we will meet at midday at Rickmansworth tube station and take on the challenge of the Chess River Valley.
If you are interested drop me an email or whatsapp so I have an idea of the numbers.