Teddy's Trails are now in print
Teddy's Trails are a network of 18 self-guided cross-country routes promoted by Elstree and Borehamwood Town Council and named after the fox terrier whose love of country walks inspired them. Each starts and ends at Elstree & Borehamwood station, with an outward leg by bus. They range in length from about 3 miles to about 8.
They are now published as a book, containing copious notes on points of interest along the way and on people associated with the area. Priced at £10, it has 266 pages, is fully illustrated, and has a spiral binding to make it easy to use while walking.
Copies can be ordered by phone from the Town Council on 020 8207 1382 (card payments accepted) or by post from the council at Fairway Hall, Brook Close, Borehamwood WD6 5BT (cheques payable to Elstree and Borehamwood Town Council). It is also on sale at the council's office during normal office hours.
Teddy’s Trails updates
Changes which have occurred or amendments notified since publication date (March 2020)
Page 91, paragraph 2 : The concrete footbridge with metal rails has been replaced with a new wooden bridge.
Page 185, paragraph 7 : Both of the stiles mentioned in this paragraph have been replaced by wooden kissing gates.
Page 187, paragraph 8 : Warwick Cottage no 2 has a 3-over-6 sash widow on the ground floor.
Page 188, paragraph 1 : The Novita restaurant has been renamed l’Italiana.
Page 188, paragraph 2 : The housing development is called Black Lion Cottages, a reference to the former pub on the site of whose stables it stands.
Page 188, paragraph 3 : The lattice leaded-effect lights in the ground floor windows have been replaced by modern casements.
Page 189, paragraph 1 : Similar ball finials can be seen on the posts of the pedestrian gate at the right of the main gate to Pound House. The name of the house alludes to the pound mentioned in paragraph 7 on page 187.
Page 189, paragraph 4 : The village sign had been taken down in March 2020, its supporting pole having decayed, and was awaiting reinstatement.
Page 191, paragraph 4 : In March 2020 the clock on no 108 London Road was once again inoperative, though not this time as a result of air raids.
Page 191, paragraph 5 : Just to the right of the “private road” turning a former telephone kiosk now houses Little Shenley Library, sponsored by the building firm Griggs in association with the parish council. It operates on a “please help yourself and leave a book in its place” basis.
Page 192, paragraph 5 : In March 2020, the King William IV pub had closed and its future was uncertain.
Page 193, paragraph 4 : Unfortunately the bells are no longer visible from below, boards having been installed below the grid.