The Medium Walking Group are a friendly bunch who welcome newcomers.
At the end of a heatwave in August, Ros took us on a walk from Loosley Row to Speen at the end of which we all enjoyed a refreshing shower of rain. Well planned Ros, thank you
It’s Peter Lambert's turn for the Medium Walk on 21st June starting at 10.00am from Stokenchurch Due to the demise of the King’s, I would suggest parking at Longburrow Hall HP14 3TQ which is behind the King’s and left after the Royal Oak. The walk is down under the motorway, through to Ibstone Common and then down into the Wormsley Estate home of the Getty family. We will ollow the valley past the cricket ground, opera house and main residence and up into woods before crossing over to return to Stokenchurch 5.9 miles. There are a few “undulations” but from memory only one stile. As an extra, Peter knows the groundsman at Wormsley and provided there is nothing on that day, he might let us have a closer look
Please don't join the walk if you are feeling unwell, especially if you have a temperature, loss of taste or smell or cough. New members are very welcome to join us, you can email me on email@example.com for additional information. Chris Melbourne
May was lead by Carole from Prestwood Nature Reserve on a beautiful sunny day. We enjoyed the many delights of walking together through the Chiltern countryside including an alpaca side show!! Thank you Carole
Our April walk was led by Peter from Ewelme to Swyncombe, This 5.5 mile walk was fairly easy going with one steep ascent which we took very slowly! visiting the charming hamlet of Swyncombe, on across Swyncombe Downs following part of the Chiltern Way, along the ridge, with great views over Oxfordshire before heading home.
Due to extreme mud at Lane End in March, Dorothea took us on an alternative walk along the Thames to Henley and back over fields with outstanding river views, reaching our destination via Hambleden Weir. We enjoyed an exceptionally fine spring day admiring flora and fauna along the way with glimpses of wildlife.
Peter Greenway led the medium walk on 15th February on a 4 miler through Bradenham Beeches up past RAF High Wycombe and back to Bradenham via more woods. In spite of less than favourable conditions, those who braved the elements enjoyed the walk and the company.
January's Medium Walk saw us leave Cadmore End on a bright, frosty morning taking in great views across the valley towards Fingest. The atmospheric views that we all enjoyed disappeared as we left Turville after our break as the mist descended on our return to Cadmore End. It was great to be walking with a merry bunch. Thanks to Chris
Our pre-Christmas walk took us along the Thames from Hambleden Lock and Weir, passing Temple Island and the east facade of the Grade 1 listed Fawley Court visible on the opposite bank. Approaching Henley, crews from either the Upper Thames, Remenham or Leander rowing clubs were out on the water. The path heads away from the river after the current bridge built in 1786. We followed the path onto the Chiltern Way Berkshire Loop, a gentle climb offering a 180 degree view of the Thames Valley. From there we headed down from Aston Village to the jetty of the old ferry crossing, returning via Ferry Lane to the Weir.
October's walk led by Carole Rudston took us from Bledlow to the villages of Horsenden and Saunderton, along Princes Risborough golf course and on to the short and sharp climb up Lodge Hill for fantastic views.
On a sunny September morning, we set off from The Church at Pishill - unusually not dedicated to a saint - for a delightful 5 mile walk. Initially uphill, the remainder of the walk was on relatively flat ground with a gradual descent at the end. Welcome to new member John and thank you to Ros for introducing us to this lovely walk. The church is worth a visit, do look out for the beautiful Piper window on the right behind the choir-stalls leading to the altar.
Our August walk was thwarted by car park and HS2 footpath closures but nevertheless, our intrepid leaders found an alternative short walk along the South Bucks Way from Great Missenden. Thanks to all for being flexible.
Athough great to have such lovely sunny weather on 20th July, it was too hot to enjoy Rob's walk from Ewelme. Reluctantly it was decided to postpone it until more comfortable weather conditions.
June saw us set off from Frieth for a particularly picturesque Chilterns' villages walk taking in Fingest, Turville and Skirmett. Chris led this 5.5 mile walk, following routes quite familiar to us and much loved by all, particularly because of the great views. The weather was fair and we were pleased to welcome a new member to the group. All agreed that it was a great morning spent in good company.
We walk on the third Tuesday of every month at 10.00, normally finishing the walk at lunchtime. The circular walks average 5-6 miles and are led by group members stopping 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 photo and we usually take a break at a halfway point to have a small snack. Each walk will indicate the level of difficulty, length of the walk and whether there are hills or stiles.
Many of us are also members of the long walking group which offers another monthly walk on the 1st Tuesday of each month.
Coordinator: Chris Melbourne
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