Wendover Buckinghamshire


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February 2021
Thu Feb 25thStrollersCoffee morning via Zoom at 10.30 pm.

If you have any photos of a walk that you have enjoyed and would like them displayed at this meeting, please send them to the convenor.

Please apply to the convenor for the meeting details.

This is instead of the previously planned walk by Paddy.
Fri Feb 26thFilmThe Film Group are showing Blithe Spirit via Zoom on Friday 26 February.

The film stars Rex Harrison, Constance Cummings, Kay Hammond and Margaret Rutherford.

If you would like to join us please visit the Travel Team page and use the contact VL and I will send you the zoom link.
March 2021
Tue Mar 2ndWalking GroupStokenchurch
Wed Mar 3rdMain MeetingGrandma Flew Spitfires
John Webster is from the Maidenhead Heritage Centre, where a permanent exhibition tells the forgotten story of courage, skill and sacrifice and an archive provides a lasting memorial to these little-known men and women. 168 women were among more than one thousand civilian pilots to deliver over 300,000 aircraft from factory to airfield during World War Two, flying everything from Tiger Moths for training to heavy bombers. They also supported the RAF and Fleet Air Arm by ferrying aircraft between maintenance units and operational bases. Training was done at Haddenham.
Fri Mar 5thStrollersWalk in either Tring Park or Ashley Green t.b.c.

Leader Lindsay Smith
Thu Mar 18thWalking GroupSwanbourne
April 2021
Tue Apr 6thWalking GroupPrestwood
Starting from the Polecat pub in Prestwood (170 Wycombe Rd, HP16 0HJ ), we take a 5 mile circular walk via Great Kingshill and Little Kingshill, with an early climb but otherwise level with only 4 stiles. Wooded sections can become muddy in wet weather. Special wildlife Alpaca sighting almost guaranteed. Leader DLe
Wed Apr 7thMain MeetingWho are you (and why)?
Jim Ellis

Jim looks at how humans evolved to not only differ from other primates but also become more highly developed. He then considers what makes 8 billion humans different to one another, starting with inherited physical characteristics before delving into our minds, which are fundamental to why we each think and behave as we do.
Thu Apr 22ndWalking GroupWatlington Hill
Approx 6 mile walk - starting from the National Trust Car Park, Hill Road, Watlington, Oxfordshire OX49 5HS (close to Christmas Common and NOT the car park in Watlington village centre. The grid reference for the NT car park is SU709935) - route to be finalised but will include at least one sustained climb since we will descend from the escarpment into the vale and back up. Leader SMu
4 PLACES REMAINING (assuming that a 2nd group of 6 is possible)
May 2021
Tue May 4thWalking GroupDancers End
Starting from the Natural History Museum Car Park in Hastoe Lane Tring, 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 car park closed, there is ample parking on Hastoe Lane. Leader: ICr
6 PLACES REMAINING (assuming that a 2nd group of 6 is possible)
Wed May 19thWalking GroupBluebell Walk - details TBA
Leader: BEm
7 PLACES REMAINING (assuming that a 2nd group of 6 is possible)
June 2021
Tue Jun 1stWalking GroupPenn - details TBA
Leaders: PMa & GCo
6 PLACES REMAINING (2 groups of 6)
Wed Jun 2ndMain MeetingProtecting yourself against scams and fraud

Steve Roberts, a former detective with the Metropolitan Police will be delivering his talk, 'Protecting Yourself from Scams'. He will be detailing some practical steps that we can take whenever we are involved in any financial transaction or there is a request for our personal or financial information. Thereafter, he will talk about some of the more prevalent scams and where to seek further information and advice.'
Wed Jun 16thWalking GroupTring Park/Hastoe
Starting from the Natural History Museum car park in Hastoe Lane Tring, 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 car park closed, there is ample parking on Hastoe Lane. Leader: ICr
2 PLACES REMAINING (2 groups of 6)
Sun Jun 20th
→Fri Jun 25th
Travel Team

Cumbria Holiday 2021

Sunday 20th June 2021 5 nights 6 days
Cost £495 per person £115 single supplement all on a half board basis and travel.

Some spaces available, to book please contact Travel Team B.H.

Staying at the Washington Central 4* Workington, Cumbria CA14 3AY

Proposed Visits

Outward journey via Tatton Park
The Beacon Museum -The Sellafield Story- nuclear power
The Rum Story Whitehaven- The world's first exhibition depicting the story of the UK rum trade
Jennings Brewery tour optional and Wordsworth’s home National Trust
Threkeld Mine museum and optional mine tour and the Derwent Pencil Museum
Windermere cruise to Brockhole House and Gardens, optional Wray Castle National Trust.
Optional short level walk to Buttermere and one to the Bowder Stone - slightly undulating.
Returning via Trentham Village

Please ensure that you have travel insurance.

July 2021
Tue Jul 6thWalking GroupCholesbury
A mostly flat 5 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 and be prepared for numerous muddy patches.
Meet and park at the layby car park adjacent to the Cricket Club, Cholesbury HP23 6NF.
Leader: RRo
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 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 30thTheatre Local9-5, The Musical
May 2022
Wed May 25thTheatre LocalStrictly Ballroom - Aylesbury Waterside, 2.30pm Matinee.

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