Despite the grey weather and the bus replacement service, 11 Polyramblers turned up for this Hertfordshire walk. We went along the river Lee navigation and stopped to watch birds on the reservoir, then followed farm tracks along fields, passing Morley Hall, its moat and impressive treehouse. We reached Wareside for lunch where we had a warm welcome and lovely home-cooked food served in generous portions in the White Horse pub. Joyanna joined us as we were eating, having walked from Ware. It was drizzling as we started the afternoon walk. We went through fields and followed the river Ash, continuing on a wide path in woodland. At one point, we saw about 20 pheasants in a field. Coming out of the woods, we followed the Hertfordshire Way for a while before reaching Stanstead Abbotts and St Margarets. The bus replacement turned up just as we arrived at the bus stop.