04 June, 2010

Another visit to the Chilterns - the Chilterns Open Air Museum

Another Metropolitan Line ride, this time to Chorleywood and the Chilterns Open Air Museum. Arriving at Chorleywood with the right OS Map this time I set out to walk to the museum, it should have been about two miles by my navigating skills. Unfortunately I got a bit lost because the map was unclear. Never mind it was a beautiful day for a walk in the country. I eventually found the museum which contained all kinds of buildings salvaged from the chilterns and the environs, including a public lavatory from Caversham (they don't make them like that any more) a mission hall made of corrugated iron made by Boulton and Paul and a prefab from Amersham furnished with utility furniture.

There were other buildings too, a lot of farm buildings and a toll collector's cottage with office for collecting tolls and living accommodation (Kitchen, Bedroom, wash house and earth closet) although not very much of it.

The museum was pleasant with woodland walks and an iron age house that had been built from scratch.

I walked back to the station taking a slightly different route, the one I should have used going there which was in the shade of the Woodland Trust's Phillips Hill Wood.

No comments: