Wendover Buckinghamshire

Diary

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June 2021
Mon Jun 14thDiscovering WildflowersJuniper and chalk grassland flowers of Bacombe Hill Nature Reserve.

Meet beside the bare chalk square adjacent to the main path between Wendover and the Coombe Hill monument (OS Grid Ref: SP 85745 07042) at 2.15 pm. We shall aim to identify many different wildflowers, and examine the juniper bushes growing in the middle of Bacombe Hill and on the route back to Wendover. If possible, please bring hand lens and field guide. Note terrain steep in places and may be muddy if wet. No stiles.

"Discovering Wildflowers" welcomes all members of Wendover U3A, whatever their botanical knowledge.
Wed Jun 16thWalking GroupTring 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
3 PLACES REMAINING (Max group of 30)
Wed Jun 16thHistoryAll Welcome to book-Oxfordshire and the Spanish Civil War

Colin Carritt will talk about Oxfordshire and the Spanish Civil War 1936-1939 with particular reference to
some of the individuals and characters who went to Spain including three members of his own family.

A Thames Valley Network Meeting at 10.30 on Zoom Cost £1.00

To book Franco
Thu Jun 17thStrollersCoombe Hill Walk distance about 2 miles - Leader Bill G.
Starting at the car park at Coombe Hill 10.30. The walk is about 2 miles through the woods at the back of the hill and then out to the monument. It is fairly easy going with no steep climbs. If you require a lift then please contact Belinda or me,

To book , please contact the Convenors, spaces available.
Thu Jun 17thGardening 3Meet in JS garden at 2.30pm
Fri Jun 18thBowls OutdoorsNew Members welcome, established players and those new to the sport, coaching and the loan of bowls can be provided.

Arrive 10.15 for a 10.30 start.

All participants to wear grey trousers and a white shirt/fleece and shoes with a flat, smooth sole.

Please see Bowls Guidelines for Covid Compliance details.
July 2021
Thu Jul 1stStrollersDinton and Westlington Walk.

More details to follow.

Leader Belinda H.
Fri Jul 2ndBowls OutdoorsNew Members welcome, established players and those new to the sport, coaching and the loan of bowls can be provided.

Arrive 10.15 for a 10.30 start.

All participants to wear grey trousers and a white shirt/fleece and shoes with a flat, smooth sole.

Please see Bowls Guidelines for Covid Compliance details.
Tue Jul 6thWalking GroupCholesbury
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 larger than 6. 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 7thMain MeetingParliamentry scandals, surely not! - Colin Oakes

Our parliament in Westminster is one of the oldest in the world. During its long history it has had many scandals from the parliament of clubs, through the new post of "prime Minister" leading to the Dictatorship of Robert Walpole and onto M.P's with constituencies of less than 50!. In living memory many have said our parliaments have become more scandalous.Let us see if that is true!
Thu Jul 15thArt AppreciationCHARLES RENNIE MACINTOSH - Charles Rennie Mackintosh, era 1868 - 1928, was a Scottish painter and architect. His style of painting was Art Nouveau and Art Deco, an ornamental style of art, which flourished between 1890 and 1910, and was part of the Art Nouveau movement that flourished throughout Europe and the USA.
Talk by group member - E Ha.
Thu Jul 15thStrollersWalk around the Alpaca Farm leader Morag C.
Thu Jul 15thGardening 3Meet in ML garden at 2.30pm
Fri Jul 16thBowls OutdoorsNew Members welcome, established players and those new to the sport, coaching and the loan of bowls can be provided.

Arrive 10.15 for a 10.30 start

All participants to wear grey trousers and a white shirt/fleece and shoes with a flat, smooth sole.

Please see Bowls Guidelines for Covid Compliance details.
Wed Jul 21stWalking GroupBledlow
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
August 2021
Tue Aug 3rdWalking GroupStokenchurch
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 5thStrollersAston Clinton Walk Distance about 2¼ miles- Leader Bill G.

Starting from the Hub café in Aston Clinton out to the airfield then up to the canal path and along that back to the Hub.
Fri Aug 6thBowls OutdoorsNew Members welcome, established players and those new to the sport, coaching and the loan of bowls can be provided.

Arrive 10.15 for a 10.30 start.

All participants to wear grey trousers and a white shirt/fleece and shoes with a flat, smooth sole.

Please see Bowls Guidelines for Covid Compliance details.
Fri Aug 6thWalking GroupSUMMER 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
Mon Aug 9thTravel Team

Visit to Buckingham Palace Gardens and the Queens Gallery .

Cost for both venues plus coach travel £46.00 or Palace Gardens only and free time £34.00

Bookings are being taken via the Travel Team B.H. link. When applying for a place if you are travelling with a friend, please could you put both names on the email. For more details click on the link Buckingham Palace Gardens

Places available- To book Travel Team B.H.

Thu Aug 19thArt AppreciationART QUIZ - A quiz of art trivia and general knowledge triggered by art.
Quiz by group member - D Ga.
Thu Aug 19thWalking GroupSwanbourne
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
September 2021
Thu Sep 2ndWalking GroupTBA
Leader: MTo
Fri Sep 3rdBowls OutdoorsNew Members welcome, established players and those new to the sport, coaching and the loan of bowls can be provided.

Arrive 10.15 for a 10.30 start

All participants to wear grey trousers and a white shirt/fleece and shoes with a flat, smooth sole.

Please see Bowls Guidelines for Covid Compliance details.
Thu Sep 16thArt AppreciationDESERT ISLAND PAINTINGS - Which eight paintings would I choose to be stranded with, and why? And what did I reject in making my choices?
Talk by group member - G Je.
Fri Sep 17thBowls OutdoorsNew Members welcome, established players and those new to the sport, coaching and the loan of bowls can be provided.

Arrive 10.15 for a 10.30 start.


All participants to wear grey trousers and a white shirt/fleece and shoes with a flat, smooth sole.

Please see Bowls Guidelines for Covid Compliance details.
Tue Sep 21stWalking GroupTBA
Leader: JGi
Thu Sep 30thTheatre Local9-5, The Musical
May 2022
Wed May 25thTheatre LocalStrictly Ballroom - Aylesbury Waterside, 2.30pm Matinee.