If you want some fresh air, exercise and new friends do come and join us
- there are spaces available in our Walking Group.
WE DO NOW HAVE A WALKING PROGRAMME FROM APRIL THROUGH TO SEPTEMBER 2021 (SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS)
CONTACT BRIAN E TO BOOK A PLACE (via the 'Click to send a message!' link on the right)
WALKS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR JANUARY-MARCH 2021 WERE POSTPONED DUE TO NATIONAL LOCKDOWN
Walking in a Covid Secure Way – guidance for walkers
• Please read the personal risk assessment document via the link on this page and assess whether it is safe for you to take part in the walk.
• By taking part you agree to your contact details being made available for track and trace if required.
• Walkers are advised not to share cars with non-household members and to follow guidance for travelling on public transport.
• Walks will be limited to groups of 6 initially. Please maintain physical distancing throughout the walk and when gathering at the beginning and end.
• Carry a face covering in case of incidents where social distancing may not be possible.
• Walkers are advised not to share food, drink or equipment.
• Avoid touching gates and path furniture where possible and carry hand sanitiser.
• Please be aware that help cannot be given when climbing stiles other than by family members and take this into consideration when deciding to walk.
NORMAL PROGRAMME (CURRENTLY SUSPENDED BUT PLANNING TO RESUME FROM SEPTEMBER 2021)
When and Where
We walk on the 1st Thursday and 3rd Tuesday of each month. The starting time is 10.00am from a car park - often a pub - and we return there for lunch. Walks are circular, taking about 2½ hours and covering about 5 miles. They are planned and led by members.
In the warmer months we do some longer more adventurous walks, listed below under the title *Special*.
Shorter monthly walks for Strollers are available on the 4th Thursday of each month, starting at 10.30am, lasting 1–1½ hours and covering 2 to 3 miles. Please see the separate Strollers group page for more details
Walk leaders volunteer to plan and lead a walk at planning meetings held in March and September or by directly contacting one of the Convenors.
Each Member is emailed a 6 monthly Programme with the starting location of each walk, a brief description and the Leader's name and contact details.
Signing Up for a Walk
Please sign up for walks in advance, either at the Monthly Meeting or by phoning the Walk Leader, whose phone number is on the 6 monthly Walk Programme.
On the Walk
All members walk at their own risk.
Sometimes a group photograph is taken which could end up displayed on this webpage. If you prefer not to be in them please stand to one side.
To contact the Convenor please send a message by clicking on the link above and to the right.
Check this website the day before each walk for last minute changes to the published details. It could save you a wasted journey.
All start times are 10.00am unless otherwise stated.
|Dates for your Diary|
|Tue Aug 3rd||Stokenchurch|
A 6 mile walk starting from the public car park (HP14 3TA) adjacent to the Kings Hotel and proceed into the Wormsley estate. Outward is a varied woodland walk, return mixed wood, bridle paths and woodland. Two sustained steep sections. Information on stiles to follow. Leader SMu
|Fri Aug 6th||SUMMER SPECIAL - WALK COMMENCES 11am|
Wooburn Green & Thames Path
9.7 mile Circular walk - BRING PACKED LUNCH & DRINK
Meet in the Wooburn Park car park (Address: Wash Hill, Wooburn Green, High Wycombe HP10 0PN)
From the car park we head up to Flackwell Heath and then onto Bloom Woods dropping down to Little Marlow. From here we pass Spade Oak Lake to reach the River Thames where we will have our packed lunch. Along the Thames path to Cookham where we leave the river and join the Beeches and Shakespeare’s Way on the way back to the car park. The walk includes 3 hills and some stiles. Leader SEl
|Thu Aug 19th||Swanbourne|
Meet at car park beside The Betsy Wynne, Swanbourne, MK17 0SH (named after Elizabeth Fremantle).
5 mile walk across farm land, with views towards Aylesbury and Milton Keynes Snow dome. There are 4 stiles. The walk will take us past the home of the Devil’s Horseman who are the leading suppliers of horses for the film industry in Europe. We might see the Lloyds Bank’s black horses. This walk can be muddy in places. Leader: LSh
|Thu Sep 2nd||Lane End|
Meet at the Grouse and Ale pub, High Street, Lane End, HP14 3JG for a 6 mile walk through beechwood woodlands and uplands with some spectacular views. One very steep long climb out of Fingest, several gates and 2 stiles. Leader: MTo
|Tue Sep 21st||Cholesbury|
Meet at The Full Moon, Cholesbury Common, HP5 2UH. Map Ref. 935069.
Undulating 6 mile walk with mixture of open views and woodland. Two short steep hills. Leader: JGi
|Thu Oct 7th||TBA|
|Tue Oct 19th||Medmenham|
A moderate 5.5 mile walk in rolling countryside. A few short hills but no 'climb over' stiles. Start from The Dog & Badger in Medmenham (SL7 2HE), coffee stop in Hambleden. Finish alongside the Thames. Lunch will need to be pre-ordered. Leader: BEm.