Walking Groups

    

Walking Group 1

 

U3A Walking Group

Walking Group 2

 

 

 Long Distance Walking (or sitting!) Group

 

 

Grand Union Canal walkers reach Birmingham Jan 2017

 

There are three Walking Groups - two of which focus on circular walks of 4-5 miles, and a third for long distance walkers.

Group 1 meets on the third Tuesday of each month, and Group 2 meets on the third Friday of the month. In both cases the walks start around 10am (although the timing may vary with the location).

The routes are usually circular and about 4 to 6 miles in length. Group members take it in turns to plan the route and lead the walk. We usually end at a suitable pub or restaurant for lunch. The starting point is announced in advance to group members. Members should share the travel arrangements where convenient.

 Walkers are welcome to join either or both the groups.

The Long Distance Group are committed walkers who prefer a longer walk and embark on a more challenging course in monthly stages. So far they have undertaken the Chiltern Way, the Thames Path, the Grand Union Canal and the Oxford Canal. The current project is to follow the Chiltern Way.

Most years, there is also a walking holiday arranged during the summer months. See the Holidays page for further details.

 

 

Costs

Walkers pay for their own lunch at the pub.

 

Next Events 

Group 2 - circular walk from Little Missenden 15 Dec 2017 09.45 for 10.00 hrs start Meet at The Crown, Little Missenden, HP7 0RD
Group 1 - circular walk Haddenham to Dinton 19 Dec 2017 10.45 for 11.00 hrs start Meet at Haddenham Post Office on corner of Church Way and Rudds Lane
Long Distance Group - The Chiltern Way sixth leg (Berkshire Loop) 25 Jan 2018 tbc Lude Farm to Winter Lodge
Long Distance Group - The Chiltern Way seventh leg (Berkshire Loop) 1 Mar 2018 - NOTE DATE tbc Winter Lodge to nr Remenham Hill
Long Distance Group - The Chiltern Way eighth leg (Berkshire Loop) 29 Mar 2018 tbc Nr Remenham Hill to Chazey Heath
Long Distance Group - The Chiltern Way nineth leg (Southern Ext) 26 Apr 2018 tbc Chazey Heath to Battle House
Long Distance Group - The Chiltern Way tenth leg (Southern Ext.)  31 May 2018 tbc Battle House to nr Ewelme

 

Group Notice 

Longer Distance Walkers - Chiltern Way 

There is no walk in December.  The next stage will be on 25th January
The leaders of each stage will be
  • 6th stage - Angela & Eileen
  • 7th stage - Neil & Anne
  • 8th stage - Hilary & Edgar
  • 9th stage - Anne Gatward & Rosanne
  • 10th stage - Brian Bowman
Neil Dury (07940 576088; neil.dury@btinternet.com)

Group 2 - Friday 15 December 2017

Ros is leading the next walk, with a 10.00 a.m. start from the Crown at Little Missenden. You may need to park on the road. The walk is about 5 miles. Lunch is at the Crown – please could you choose from the menu on their website and let Ros know if you are walking, plus your food choice.
 
We will need to start thinking about walk leaders for early 2018. I will send out a schedule soon to remind you who has led walks in 2017.
 
Andrew.

Group 1 - Tuesday 19 December 2017

We have decided on a short walk for this month , walking to the Seven Stars at Dinton. Meet at the Haddenham Post Office in time to set off at 11.00 am. Should you need to come by car , there is room for around five cars on our drive at 22, Rudds Lane -not far from the post office.
The Seven Stars menu is on their web site but in addition they can offer  Ciabattas; --  Bacon Brie and Cranberry, Cray Fish and Mayonnaise., both with Salad at £7.95, Cheddar and Red Onion Chutney at £6.95,
French Onion Soup at £4.95, and Scampi and Chips at £9.95.
Please let me know your food choice so that I can tell the Seven Stars the day before the walk.
Whilst writing it will be appreciated if we could have volunteers to lead next years walks. It would be good if we can organise at least the first three walks in 2018. At present there have been no offers.
In addition, the list of walkers is out of date. Some people on the list have not been on one of our walks for well over a year so if you no longer wish to be notified please let me know so that the list is relevant.
 
Happy walking,
Mary and Malcolm White

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Joining the Group 

If you wish to join us, please contact:

Group 1:     Malcolm White on 01844 291677 or mwhiterudds@gmail.com 

Group 2:     Andrew and Helen Wild on 01296 748679 or wilddinton@waitrose.com 

Long Distance:        Neil Dury on 01844 291809 or neil.dury@btinternet.com