The Mixed 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.
October 2017 – March 2018
All walks take place on the 3rd Tuesday of every month starting at 10.00.
October 24th GR SU 822036 Postcode HP27 ORP
Please note change of date to 4th Tuesday in October
Whiteleaf, Lower Casden and Grim’s Ditch. Park in the Whiteleaf Cross Car Park, Peters Lane, Monks Risborough for a 6 mile circular walk with some descents and ascents through the mature beech woods and chalk grasslands of the Chiltern Hills above Princes Risborough. Starting from the car park the walk follows the Risborough Countryside Group Purple Route first descending towards Lower Cadsden before heading back up through Ninn Wood and skirting Cross Coppice then turning in a south-westerly direction along Grim’s Ditch to Redland End. The return route takes us through Hillock Wood to join Brimmers Road and down to join the Ridgeway back to the start at Whiteleaf
Leader Peter Brook
November 21st GR SU 868081 Postcode HP22 6HF
Walk Wendover Arm canal and Wendover woods 5 miles. Meet at the start of the canal in Wharf Road Wendover, parking on the roads, we follow the idyllic canal till Halton, thru the churchyard and Halton RAF camp then through the woods and back down to Wendover, the path coming down out of the woods is very steep so sticks are recommended. It is approx. 5 miles in length with one uphill section in the woods.
Leaders: Peter and Maggie Gibbons
December 19th GR SU 761030 Postcode OX39 4AH
The Peacock at Henton 4.5 miles. If you’re staying for lunch use the pub car park.
This is a flat walk of about 4.5 miles and can easily be adjusted whether the weather be particularly fair or foul. From The Peacock follow the New Close Farm track to the Phoenix Trail then turn off the Trail back to the pub. The going may be wet.
Leaders: Chris Burrows & Alison Orr
Christmas lunch at The Peacock 12.30 for 1 pm. Names to Fliss Akehurst in advance so we can reserve sufficient places.
January 16th GR SU 708867 Postcode
Crocker End, Warburg Nature Reserve and Wellgrove Wood. 5 mile walk from Crocker End (near Nettlebed) to the Warburg Nature Reserve then up to Lodge Farm before dropping down to the remains of St James's church and returning via Wellgrove Wood. Undulating track with muddy areas at this time of year if not frozen but remote feel to compensate. No stiles. Park on the road at the end of the hamlet.
Leader: Thelma Jones
February 20th GR SU 760 963 Post Code HP14 3TA
Stokenchurch 5.7 miles. Park in the Free Car Park alongside the Kings Hotel. Leaving Stokenchurch to the north - down onto Colliers Lane - through to Bennett End up into Radnage and back to the start.
Leader: Janet and Peter Lambert
March 20th. GR SU 599806 Post Code RG8 9HB
Goring. Park in the Wheel Orchard Car Park at the rear of the high street. Follow the parking signs to drive round on the back road to the Wheel pub and use the public car park. Small charges apply.
5.5 mile circular, moderate walk passing through Battle Plantation and Wroxhills Wood. Views of Elvendon Priory, then passes Cold Harbour, and through Great Chalk Wood returning on the Chiltern Way. Plenty of pubs and cafes in Goring. Three short climbs. Please note that this walk does not go along the river.
Leaders Rosie and Peter Hetherington
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 Peter Hetherington.
Mixed Walking Group Leader