Wendover Buckinghamshire

Walking Group

If you want some fresh air, exercise and new friends do come and join us

- there are spaces available in our Walking Group.

When and Where
THE NORMAL PROGRAMME IS SUSPENDED DURING CORONAVIRUS CRISIS
A ROLLING PROGRAMME OF WALKS DEPENDENT UPON AVAILABILITY OF LEADERS IS LISTED BELOW.
CONTACT BRIAN E TO BOOK A PLACE
(via the 'Click to send a message!' link on the right)

WE HAVE A WALKING PROGRAMME FROM APRIL THROUGH TO AUGUST 2021 (SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS)
WALKS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR JANUARY-MARCH 2021 HAVE BEEN 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)
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

Planning
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.

Walk Programmes
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 May 4th Dancers End
Starting from the Natural History Museum Car Park in Hastoe Lane Tring, HP23 6AS, we take a 6.5 mile walk (estimated to take 3 hours) along the sunken lane to the entry to Dancers End Nature Reserve with its chalk grassland clearings. We then proceed through Brittam’s Wood (beech, larch and spruce) and Crong Meadow before joining the Ridgeway trail through Paris Wood. We go through the Rothschild village of Hastoe before entering Tring Park and returning to the car park via King Charles Ride. One ascent to the Ridgeway and mainly kissing gates on the paths. Great views and wildlife in May. Access to Car Park is via Akeman Street and Park Road Tring. If the car park is closed or full, there is ample parking on Hastoe Lane. Leader: BEm
0 PLACES REMAINING (2 groups of 6) - WAITING LIST IN OPERATION
Wed May 19th Ashridge Estate
Meet at the Bridgewater Arms (Little Gaddesden) HP4 1PD for a 6 mile walk mainly in woodland (previously advertised as a bluebell walk but we may be a bit late for that). The walk will take us down between Ringshall Coppice & Dockey Wood to Ward's Hurst Farm and then down to Duncombe Farm. From here we climb up the side of Moneybury Hill to the Bridgewater Monument. We will return to Little Gaddesden by crossing Prince's Riding & Ashridge Golf Club. No stiles. Note: the pub is due to re-open on 17th May so having lunch indoors afterwards may be a possibility.
Leader: BEm
1 PLACE REMAINING (2 groups of 6)
Tue Jun 1st Penn Street
Meet at the car park adjacent to Holy Trinity Church, Penn Street (HP7 0PX, SU 9234 9607). If you are driving to Penn Street via the A404, look out for the church spire to your right; shortly afterwards, turn right and drive past the Vicarage into the car park. (The sign at the entrance reads “Penn Wood & Holy Trinity Church Woodland Trust”).
From the car park we take a 6-mile circular walk through a mixture of woodland and open countryside: Penn Wood, Common Wood, and other parts of the Penn Estate. There are two moderate hills, but no stiles. Leaders: PMa & GCo
0 PLACES REMAINING (2 groups of 6) - WAITING LIST IN OPERATION
Wed Jun 16th Tring Park/Hastoe
Starting from the Natural History Museum car park in Hastoe Lane Tring, HP23 6AS, we take a 5 and a half mile circular walk through Tring Park to join the Ridgeway trail. We walk through the Rothschild village of Hastoe, then descend back to Tring along the Holloway (an ancient cattle drive) to West Leith after which we return to our starting point in Tring. Gentle ascents with great views and a little muddy in some enclosed sections. Access to Car Park is via Akeman Street and Park Road Tring. If the car park is closed or full, there is ample parking on Hastoe Lane. Leader: ICr
0 PLACES REMAINING (2 groups of 6) - WAITING LIST IN OPERATION
Tue Jul 6th Cholesbury
Assuming Covid restrictions are lifted per the Government’s planned timetable this will be the first walk with unrestricted numbers and where we can lunch indoors as a group. Please arrive by 9:45am to pre-order lunch
A mostly flat 5.3 mile walk, taking us past H G Matthews brickworks, Dundridge Manor and the Church of St Lawrence within the ancient hilltop fort. Approx 4 stiles.
Meet at the Full Moon, Cholesbury HP23 6NF. Departure 10am.
Leader: RRo
Wed Jul 21st Bledlow
Meet at The Lions of Bledlow HP27 9PE for a 10:00 start
A 5 mile circular walk from Bledlow, along part of the Ridgeway. Over Lodge Hill, to Saunderton and back along the Chiltern Way. 2 ascents and lovely views. 3 stiles, potentially muddy in places.
Leader MWo
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
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 TBA
Leader: MTo
Tue Sep 21st TBA
Leader: JGi
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