The Medium Walking Group meet on the first Tuesday of every month at 10.00. The circular walks average 5-6 miles and are led by group members with a back marker. We stop regularly along the way to admire the view, take a sip of water, or just to get our breath back. Some people like to take photos. We also usually take a break at a half way point to have a banana or a small snack.
There are an average of 15 – 20 people on each walk. We normally finish the walk at lunchtime and sometimes go to the pub for a snack!
Most walks are within a 25 mile radius of Chinnor. Many of us are also members of the long walking group which offers another monthly walk on the 1st Tuesday of each month.
The mixed walking group also organise a short walking holiday from time to time. These have taken the form of exchange holidays with other U3A walking groups and Ramblers. We expect to organise the next mixed walking holiday of this type in 2018. Unfortunately we couldn’t find a partner of 2017.
If you are not sure whether our walks would be suitable for you, then why not give me a ring.
Each walk will indicate whether there are hills or stiles.
April – September 2018
All walks take place on the 3rd Tuesday of every month starting at 10.00.
17th April GR SU 822036 Postcode HP27 ORP
Park in the Whiteleaf Cross Car Park for a 5 mile walk. Walk goes through Whiteleaf, Great Kimble and Askett as well as Grangelands Nature reserve. There’s a steep climb to the top of Whiteleaf on the return to the car park but you’re rewarded by fine views!
Leader Fliss Akehurst
15th May Grid ref: SU 738997
A 5.5 mile circular walk starting from Kingston Blount Village Hall car park. An undulating walk passing through Sydenham, Copcourt, Aston Rowant and back to Kington Blount.
Leaders: Peter and Maggie Gibbons
19th June GR SP 963045 Post Code HP5 3NS.
Captain’s Wood. A 5.8 mile walk from The Black Horse Inn, Chesham Vale. The landlord has given permission to park at the far end of the car park and would be delighted to serve us some food and drink! An easy walk with two gentle assents and one slightly steeper descent. It is a varied walk with ancient field patterns and hedges and ancient earth works.
You can park at the rear of the pub car park even if you are not visiting the Black Lion which is excellent whether for refreshments, a snack or a meal after the walk. Do not park on the road please. It is narrow. Suggest car sharing.
Leaders: Rosie and Peter Hetherington
17th July SP746143 Post code HP18 OEP
A walk is 6.5 miles from Upper Winchendon. Park down the track to the Church, there is parking on the verge away from the main road. From Upper Winchendon walk towards Waddesden Manor and on to Wormstone where we join the Midshires Way to Eyethrope and back to the start.
Leaders: Ann Goold and Margaret Silvey
21st August Grid ref: SU 783 927
The walk is 5.4 miles long and starts in Cadmore End. Roadside parking in Church Road opposite Cadmore End School. There are some moderate climbs, a few stiles but mainly gates and goes through Turville, the edge of Skirmett and Fingest.
Leaders: Nigel and Janet Conradi
18th September GR SP777021
This 5.3 mile walk starts at Bledlow Village Telephone Box. It goes through the Risborough gap, where the Chilterns meet the Vale of Aylesbury, to the "lost villages" of Horsenden and Saunderton. On then to Lodge Hill via the golf club and returns to Bledlow. Lunch is available at The Lions of Bledlow.
Leaders: Janet and Peter Lambert
Members are reminded to wear suitable footwear and be prepared for rain.
Members’ dogs are allowed at the discretion of the walk leader who should be consulted beforehand. Owners will be responsible for their dogs at all times.
Members may bring children on the walk provided they are used to coping with the distance and terrain and are well behaved!
If you would like more information about a particular walk then please contact the walk leader. In the case of inclement weather then contact the walk leader to check if the walk is still to go ahead.
Please share cars if possible. If you would like a lift to the start then contact the walk leader or myself.