The area near the River Colne was marked by several small bridges and a huge wall of trees, shrubs and bushes. The well trodden paths we’d been
following started to meander even more wildly, gradually dying out or stopping abruptly at walls of thicket.
The Croxley Green Depot used to stand in this area, a huge shed capable of housing eight locomotives. The depot was derelict in 1985 after British Rail
switched to using 313 EMUs and was eventually demolished. Any remains were hidden by the new tree growth.
Progress was now extremely slow and we were becoming stung and scratched by nettles and thorns. There was talk of turning back.