croxley green to watford | the goldilocks triumvirate: just right

Watford Stadiumís name conjured up impressive images of a large station required to deal with huge numbers of visiting fans on match days. The reality was different as the station was little more than a rural halt with an elevated stone platform and lighting columns.

A small concreted path lead down to the stationís original non-descript entrance of a simple gate in the fence. A small shelter stood nearby, the only shelter offered to the passengers, its plastic windows now yellow with age and covered with graffiti.

The undergrowth was becoming a problem again and we ended up following a narrow track which meandered through the trees. Progress was becoming ever more difficult.

Watford Stadium station looking eastwards. © Simon Cornwell 2009

Eastern end of the Watford Stadium platform. © Simon Cornwell 2009

Sloped path eastwards towards the station's exit. © Simon Cornwell 2009

Station's exit and remains of a shelter. © Simon Cornwell 2009

Track continuing east from Watford Stadium. © Simon Cornwell 2009