town in South-West Hertfordshire, England

Rickmansworth is a small town in Hertfordshire, its hinterland includes Chorleywood and the largely suburban Maple Cross.

UnderstandEdit

Rickmansworth itself, is the administrative centre of the Three Rivers District, so named after the confluence of 3 rivers within Rickmansworth's borders (rivers Colne, Chess and Gade, together with the Grand Union Canal).

Chorleywood is dual centered, with a predominantly rural common, and expensive properties aside the main (Amersham) road, most of the town being on the Western side of the railway in the valley.

Get inEdit

By CarEdit

Rickmansworth is on the A412, and A404 (Signposted from M25 J18)

By RailEdit

1 Rickmansworth Station, Station Approach, WD3 1QY. Served by both National rail services between London Marylebone and Aylesbury (Chiltern Railways) and the slower but more frequent London Underground Metropolitan line service between Baker Street and Amersham.    

2 Chorleywood Station, Station Approach, WD3 5ND. Served by both National rail services between London Marylebone and Aylesbury (Chiltern Railways) and the slower but more frequent London Underground Metropolitan line service between Baker Street and Amersham.    

By bicycleEdit

National Cycle Route 6. Runs from London to Lake District through the town    

National Cycle Route 61. Runs Maidenhead to Hertford through the town.    

By NarrowboatEdit

The Grand Union Canal passes to the South of the town.

Get aroundEdit

 
Map of Rickmansworth

The Centre of Rickmansworth is relatively compact, and can easily be walked, some outlying attractions or venues , will need an extended walk or bus journey.

SeeEdit

1 Three Rivers Museum, Basing House, 46 High St, WD3 1HP, +44 1923 727333, . M-F 14:00-16:00. Local history museum, in Basing house (a former residence of William Penn.)  

2 Chenies Manor House, Chenies Manor House, Chenies, Buckinghamshire, WD3 6ER (103 bus from Rickmansworth Station to the Garden Centre, and approximately 15 min walk to the house.), +44 1494 762 888, . Wednesday and Thursday: 2-5pm. (April 3rd to October 31st 2019). Grade 1 listed Tudor Manor House. The gardens are noted for their tulips. Adults £9, Children £5.    

DoEdit

1 Watersmeet Theatre, Watersmeet, High St, WD3 1EH, +44 1923 711063, . Small town theatre and arts venue.

2 The Aquadrome, Rickmansworth Aquadrome, Frogmoor Lane, WD3 1NB, +44 1923 776611, fax: +44 1923 896119, . Local nature reserve and aquatic park next to the Grand Union Canal and River Gade, contains 2 lakes on which a variety of wildlife can be seen.    

3 Chorleywood Common. Take a walk on a semi-wooded common, that has varied chalk grassland, and trees. As long as the bye-laws are respected, the common is reasonably open to visitors.    

BuyEdit

The main shopping area is concentrated on the High Street.

There is an M&S food hall at the Western end of the High Street.

EatEdit

1 Presso, 92 High St, WD3 1AQ, +44 1923 770783. Daily 12:00-23:30. Italian Restaurant

2 Sea Master, 137 Uxbridge Rd, WD3 7DW, +44 1923 772 465. M-Sa 11AM–10PM, Su noon-10PM. Med Cod £5.70 Chips £2.  

DrinkEdit

1 Halfway House, 91 Uxbridge Rd, Rickmansworth WD3 7DQ, +44 1923 712 253.

2 Pennsylvanian, 115–117 High St, Rickmansworth WD3 1AN, +44 1923 720348. M-Th 08:00-00:00, F Sa 08:00-23:30, Su 08:00-22:30. Whetherspoons Pub with Food  

3 The White Bear, The Cottage, 1 Harefield Rd, Rickmansworth WD3 1LY (by the River Colne), +44 1923 772 381.

In Chorleywood:

 
Black Horse Chorleywood Common (geograph.org.uk)

4 Black Horse, Dog Kennel Ln, Chorleywood, WD3 5EG, +44 1923 282 252.  

5 The White Horse, Rickmansworth Rd, Chorleywood, WD3 5SD, +44 1923 283 033.  

SleepEdit

1 Birch Trees B&B, 6 Swallow Close, Nightingale Rd, Rickmansworth WD3 7DZ, +44 1923 720069.

ConnectEdit

1 Post Office, 64 High St, Rickmansworth WD3 1AA. M-Sa 09:00-17:30.

Go nextEdit

Routes through Rickmansworth
St Albans  N   S  Uxbridge
Amersham / Chesham  W   E  West LondonBloomsbury-Camden


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