Long Walks

We are a group who meet on the first Tuesday of the month for a 6-7 mile morning walk starting at 10am. apart from two walks in the summer which are slightly longer and include a picnic lunch stop.

All walks are circular with a "banana stop" approximately half way.

The walks programme is organised covering 6 months at a time, April - September and October to March.

Walks are led by a number of group members resulting in a varied programme. The map reference for the start together with parking availability are all on the website.

A reminder email is sent to all members on the long walks contact list detailing the next walk.

Please check with the individual leader if you wish to bring your dog. If bringing your dog it must be on a short fixed lead at all times.

Group co-ordinators: Christine and Ray Barnett.

Summer Programme 2017 |  Winter - Spring 2017/18 Programme


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 Summer Programme

April 4th - A 7.5 mile walk starting at the Lambert Arms, GR SU722982.

Parking just beyond the Lambert Arms in the lane. One climb up the Chiltern scarp then back down through Aston Woods & Woodways Farm through Aston village on to Lewknor, then returning to the start at the Lambert Arms.

Leaders: Peter & Janet Lambert 

May 2nd -  A 6 mile walk from Little Hampden GR SU 857040.

Park in the Lay By opposite the red brick houses just before the road ends. The walk goes through Dunsmore and over Coombe Hill, no stiles and one steep climb near the beginning, hopefully bluebells as well.

Leader: Alison Orr 

June 6th - An 8 mile walk with a PICNIC lunch stop.Park in Hambledon Public car park GR SU 785865.

From Hambledon North to Luxters Vineyard via Great Wood back through Cadmore Wood to Hatchmonds across Pheasants Hill to return to Hambledon.

Leader: Louise Painter 

July 4th - A 7.5 mile hilly walk with a PICNIC lunch stop, starting at Cadmore End in the lane opposite the school GR SU 784926.

To Turville via Hanger Wood on to Ibstone Church returning via Twigside Farm to Cadmore End. With luck there will be orchids.

Leaders Christine & Ray Barnett 

August 1st - An 8.5 mile walk with a PICNIC lunch stop. Meet at National Trust Car Park at the top of Watlington Hill GR SU 709935.

An undulating walk through woods and farmland past Greenfield Wood, Russels Water, Pishill and Christmas Common

Leader: Fliss Akehurst, 

September 5th - A 7 mile walk  from Kings Arms Stokenchurch GR SU 760963.PC HP14 3TA and includes a diversion to Radnage churchyard for a short picnic stop.

Park to right side of Kings Arms in public car park. An undulating walk via Towns End, Spriggs Alley and Crowell Hill returning to Stokenchurch.

Leader: Frances Wells 

Winter Programme

October 3rd  - A 6.5 mile walk from Chinnor Village Centre. Grid Ref: SP 757010.

A mainly flat walk with one uphill section and a few stiles. A circuit around Henton to Forty Green, Skittle Green, Wainhill and the Ridgeway, visiting a newly opened footpath. Some walking on minor roads.

Leader: Tony Clark

November 7th - A 7 mile walk from Cuddington GR SP 741110 ( HR18 04J ) passing through Northern tip of Haddenham onto Westlington and Dinton with return loop via Gibralter via sections of the ‘Wychert Way’.

Leader Mick Keen

December 5th - A 5.7-mile walk starting at Whiteleaf Hill Car Park GR SP 823036

Through Lower Cadsden, near Pulpit Hill, round to Dirtywood Farm then return to the car park. One stile and two moderate ascents and one fairly steep descent.

Leader Ray Barnett

2018 

January 2nd - A 6 mile walk one strenuous up and 3 stiles. Parking on side of common road, GR SU 735925 (nearest postcode is the village shop nearby RG9 6LH).

 Start from Northend down into Wormsley back up (strenuous bit), down and up into Ibstone. Circular bit back to Ibstone and then footpath back past the church in Ibstone and back onto Turville/Northend road and return to start.

Leader: Peter Lambert

February 6th - A 6 mile walk starting at the Leathern Bottel, Lewknor GR SU 713976.

Roadside parking on the left just past the pub. One climb up the Chiltern scarp past Hill Farm into Aston Rowant Nature Reserve , down into the Wormsley Valley and up to Cowleaze Wood Then round to the Two War Two Halifax Bomber Crash Site, Field House, Bald Hill and return to the pub. Those that would like to stay for lunch or a snack will be made very welcome by Les and Julie, mine hosts!

Leaders: Peter and Rosie Hetherington

March 6th - Local walk from Bledlow Grid Ref GR SP 776021 to Lodge hill, along towards Dean farm, up to Bledlow Ridge across road to Radnage, back through Routs green (about 6,5 miles)

Leader Thelma Jones

IMPORTANT: Would walks leaders please ensure that their mobile phone is switched on prior to their walk so that they can be contacted by any late-comers or anyone who becomes separated from the group during the walk

 

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