The Medium Walking Group are a friendly bunch who welcome newcomers.
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. Ewelme Recreation Ground A 5.5 mile walk, fairly easy going with one steep ascent (and descent) which we will take slowly! From Ewelme we will walk to the charming hamlet of Swyncombe, on across Swyncombe Downs following part of the Chiltern Way, along the ridge, with great views over Oxfordshire when heading back towards Ewelme - to be rearranged.
It is still essential to pre-book walks for the immediate future - you cannot turn up and walk on the day
Please take particular care when travelling to and from the start and end points, using masks and hand sanitiser if necessary to ensure precautions are taken to keep our members safe. I will ask that you don't join the walk if you are feeling unwell, especially if you have a temperature, loss of taste or smell or cough. Please let me know if you will be able to join the walk.
Our walk of 22nd 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.
Mick Keen led a level walk of approx. 5.5 miles from 'Cuddington Receation Ground CP' on 18th May. The route passed Gibralter on to Westlington, continuing along a section of Wychert Way on to Rosemary Lane, Haddenham across two fields. This was the first walk since National Lockdown when we were able to walk as a group of up to 30 with no social distancing!
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 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 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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