Being a Londoner I was a nervous moving away from my friends and family, all living local to me. Its so much more then changing jobs but to honest I feel its one of the best decisions I have made in my life.
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I now live in the polite place of Croxley Green, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire. Croxley is on the boarders of London with easy access from London via the Metropolitan Line.
Croxley is a quiet, carefree and supremely GREEN!
With many places interest to see, grab a compass, your walking boots and let me tell you about Croxley Green.
Croxley Mill was built in 1830 adjacent to the Grand Union Canal, built by the paper manufacturer John Dickinson. The Paper Mill created work for the local community. Dickinson continued developing the local area, building homes for the workers on Dickinson Square, these houses still remain, beautiful terrace homes. The Mill no longer stands, in its place a new building, Scotsbridge Mill Pub, a Riverside establishment, standing firm & mighty just off the main road. looking over The River Chess.
There are a few Grade II listed buildings, one being the Windmill build in 1860, its currently hidden away in Windmill Drive surround by houses & blossom trees. The Windmill has its own residents now looking rather regale, looking down on everyone.
Five minutes away we are on the Grand Union Canal, at Croxley’s lowest point, Croxley Common Moor lays awaiting, 100 acres of wildlife, its very peaceful there, great for walking, running, bird watching.
|The Great Barn|
|Croxley Hall Farm|
The Grand Canal is lovely walk, in all weather, ducks, geese and swans can be seen dive bombing The River Chess. An array of Canal boats docking, some staying for the night, also residents live, there’s small boats, long boats, narrow boats & chunky boats, the river people are friendly and occasional funky. Walking, taking in the scenery is delightful, colourful. On route you’ll pass beautiful lock houses all different from the last, a coffee shop and the Aquadrome, the Nature Reserve with Fishing lakes, Wind surfing, Kayaking, always something to do. A place for families and friends to embrace.
|The Grand Union Canal|
|Kayaking at the Aquadrome|
|The Coach and Horses|
I’m home in Croxley.
|One of the lock houses|
|House on the Canal|
|Chess Wier Labyrinth|
|The Grand Union Canal|
|Grand union Canal|