PROGRAMME OF WALKS

AUTUMN 2017 PROGRAMME 

 

Saturday 2 September Noon-4pm PICNIC in the GARDEN. For details see emailed programme. 

 

Sunday 10 September 10.30 am BRILL towards Dorton

Meet by green in Church Rd GR138658. Walking past church and school downhill to south side of Chinkwell Wood, taking path to Spa Farm thenright on track to path through spinney, then  uphill past Chilton Park Farm and continue uphill past Brill House to Brill. Some moderate ascents with good views. Livestock in several fields. 5 miles. 

 

 

 

Saturday 16 September 10.30 am WILSTONE near Tring.                                          

Meet and park at Wilstone village hall GR903142 HP23 4PE. This ramble is on the “Black Poplar Trail” between Wilstone and Long Marston. Easy walking on flat terrain through pasture, arable land and quiet lanes. No stiles. Some livestock.  5.5 miles.

  

Wednesday 20 September 10.30 am COLLEGE LAKE                                                  

Meet at entrance to visitor centre, with all facilities.  Car park (donation requested) on left on B488 GR935138 HP23 5QG. Turn left off A41 dual carriageway on B488 to Ivinghoe. Complete circuit of lakeside paths and views from bird hides Good paths, no stiles. Dogs are not allowed. 3 miles.

                                                                           

Saturday 23 September 10.30 am NORTH MARSTON                                                    

Meet at the Village Hall GR773328, parking considerately on village roads. .A quiet rural circular walk through open farmland on bridle paths and fields towards Christmas Gorse.  A few stiles.  Approx 4.5 miles.

 

Sunday 1 October 10.30 am HETHE

 Meet at The Muddy Duck pub in Hethe. GR593295. Park with care in the village. A pleasant country walk in and around Hethe, through fields to Cottisford ,with an opportunity to visit at the church of St Mary the Virgin, which is featured in Flora Thompson's famous Lark Rise to Candleford stories. Returning to Hethe via Windmill Hook.  3.5 miles.  

 

Saturday 7 October 10.00 am DUNSTABLE DOWNS

Meet at National Trust Visitor Centre on B4541 Whipsnade Rd Dunstable GR009 195 LU6 2GY with all facilities. Car parking fee £3.00 per day for non-members. Level walking along edge of Downs on Icknield Way then down to cross road onto green lane to Tottenhoe with stop at Farm P.H. Returning via minor road past gliding club before sharp ascent to Centre. Fantastic views. 6.5 miles. 

 

Sunday 15 October 10.30 am OLD WOLVERTON

Meet at car park at entrance to Manor Farm Business Centre, Old Wolverton Road GR809415. Walking meadows and paths around the new forest planting development beside the river Ouse. 4 miles.

 

Wednesday 18 October 10.30 am STONE to River Thame

Meet outside church in Stone GR784124. Turn left off A418. Park prettily in area. Crossing main road to walk past Hartwell House and join Thame Valley Walk, eventually crossing weir and returning along hard track. A few stiles. 4.5 miles.  

  

Saturday 21 October 2 pm EMERSON VALLEY Milton Keynes

Meet in car park in Rosemullion Avenue on V2, turn off H8 A421. Walking to Shenley Brook End along Emerson valley, returning via Tattenhoe Church and Howe Park Wood. 4 miles.

  

Saturday 28 October 10.00 am ADSTOCK

Meet at the Old Thatched Inn Main St MK18 2JN GR736301. Walking to Pilch lane Singleborough, Great Horwood and back to Adstock. Several stiles. Approx 6 miles.

  

Saturday 4 November 10.00 am WHADDON

Meet at Whaddon First School.  GR806342. Walking on minor roads, fields and footpaths on the MK Boundary Walk/North Bucks Way, one stile. About 5.5 miles.

  

Saturday 11 November 2.00 pm BUCKINGHAM to Chackmore

Park and meet in Cornwalls car park behind Waitrose (charge may apply). Walking along Stratford Rd to join bridleway heading north on edge of houses past Page Hill to Avenue Rd Maids Moreton. Crossing A413 to bridleway past Chackmore Spinney to village. Turning left to join Stowe Avenue leading down to town centre.  4.5 miles.

  

 

Wednesday 15 November 10.30 am WOOLSTONE & CAMPBELL PARK

 

Meet in the car park next to the local cricket green GR874391. Turn south off Childs Way (H6) between Woolstone and South Overgate roundabouts into Pattinson Lane. Turn left onto Newport Rd, following round to right past the Barge Inn MK15 0AE. Where road bends right take a left. Walking on hard surfaces, footpaths and redways on a figure of eight walk taking in parts of Woolstone, Grand Union canal and Campbell Park Art Trail.  3 miles.

 

 

Saturday 18 November 10.30 am CALDECOTTE LAKE

Meet in top left corner of Premiere Inn car park GR887354 MK7 8HP. Walking on good paths beside Caldecotte lake, Grand Union canal and Fenny Stratford lock and R.Ouzel. No stiles.  5.5 miles. Allow 3 hours.

 

Saturday 25 November 2.00 pm COOMBS Thornborough Community Woodland GR734320

From A413 drive through Adstock towards Thornborough and park on left where signposted. Walking across cultivated fields to Padbury. 4 miles.