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Princes Risborough, Whiteleaf Hill & Chequers

  • Mar 24, 2013 · 10:30 AM
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Walk length 12 miles/19km approx. Circular.

A walk with a great variety of scenery, including fine views from the summit of Whiteleaf Hill across the Vale of Aylesbury, and the sight of Chequers the house of the Prime Minister.

Walk Description

The walk takes us to the summit of Whiteleaf Hill, with its fine views across the Vale of Aylesbury,and then explores woods back to Buckmoorend near Chequers house (the country house of the Prime Minister, given as a house for the Prime Minister in 1917, and dating from the 16th century). The walk returns by Great Hampden.

Princes Risborough is a small country town that lies between the Vale of Aylesbury and the Western Escarpment of the Chiltern Hills, on the route of the pre-Roman Upper Icknield Way and is dominated by a chalk hill carving, the Whiteleaf Cross.









Lunch & Finish:

Please bring a packed lunch and water for the walk. The walk should finish at about 4.15pm and include a 30 min lunch stop and pub(probably at the end), however the time may be earlier or later than this depending on the weather and pace (we have a relaxed pace which includes sightseeing and photography).

Meeting & Transport:

Meet at 10.30am outside Princess Risborough railway station for the walk to start at 10.45am.

Train: The 10.00am train from London Marylebone gets to Princes Risborough for 10.38am.
See: Chiltern Railways

Car: The car park at the station charges £4 for Sunday parking, however there is free parking on nearby streets (try Manor Park Avenue). Please leave enough time to park.

I would encourage you to seek other members who are driving, or take advantage of a group save on the train. See: Group Save Advice

Please make a note of the organizers numbers - Leon[masked] and Colin 07709305681.

RSVP: The organizers monitor non-attendance; we will ban anyone who 'no shows' twice for our events. You are also asked to please update your RSVP at least 24 hours beforehand.
Please see our RSVP policy

Weather:
Updates will be posted; see also BBC Weather
Please see our weather policy

Walking Safety: Walking is a great way to keep fit and generally very safe; however it does contain an element of risk. Before going on any of these walks you need to be reasonably fit and be prepared to be responsible for your own safety. You must wear appropriate clothing such as proper walking boots, warm and wet weather clothing and carry sufficient food and water. Please see our Terms and Conditions

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  • Shakira

    Wow words fail me - only joking. Once again a wonderful walk, Colin, Leon and Isabelle well done. To my Old Bags!!! love you to the max lol cya all soon x

    1 · March 24, 2013

  • Corinne

    What a 'Narnia' day and we didn't have to go through a wardrobe! Many thanks Colin, Leon and Isabelle for organizing such a great walk.

    1 · March 25, 2013

  • Daksha P.

    Absolutely amazing walk. Loved the winter wonderland, it was truly magical! Thank you all for making this a such a great day. Well done Colin, Leon and Isabelle for organizing. x

    1 · March 25, 2013

  • Lyndon

    bring on more snow!

    excellent as usual. well done all

    March 25, 2013

  • Leila

    Simply wonderous - could not ask for a better day in the company of such lovely people and in such a magical setting. Thanks again to the dream team of Colin, Leon and Isabelle for all their hard work to make our Sundays so delightful! x

    3 · March 24, 2013

    • carole

      they get two thumbs up from me

      1 · March 25, 2013

  • Isabelle

    What absolutely amazing scenery! It was great to see everyone and had a very enjoyable pub stop too. Wow ;)

    3 · March 24, 2013

    • carole

      We might let you join the wow club - might

      1 · March 25, 2013

  • Ellen P.

    Unbeatable today - couldn't have asked for more picturesque scenery (perhaps a little less soggy though lol)

    1 · March 24, 2013

  • Steen

    Best Meetup walk I've been on The sights and scenery were astonishingly beautiful. Walking through the snowy woodland was fantastic.

    March 24, 2013

  • Jonathan

    Colin, Leon, and Isabelle,

    Thanks for another great walk - we really saw the Chilterns at their "winter wonderland" best: such raw and stunning snowscapes. Looking forward to seeing Leon's pictures.

    March 24, 2013

  • Charlotte N.

    Apart from the blisters (new socks!!...wont be wearing those again!!) Great walk , views and laughs all the way... through the panting. Looking forward to my next walk ...just hope my heels heal in time!

    March 24, 2013

  • carole

    Another fabulous walk with a fabulous group of people. Nothing is perfect but this group comes a close second. Well done Leon, Collin and Issbelle

    3 · March 24, 2013

  • Martin

    Sorry, need to sort out a few things tomorrow. Hope you all have a Great walk and hope to see you all very soon.

    March 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    not well

    March 23, 2013

  • Steen

    It will be cold tomorrow.
    So, wear more than one granny vest – it's okay, she'll understand your need (and nobody will know).

    A scarf stops the wind blowing down your neck; and wrap it around your face when your teeth begin to freeze.

    You lose a lot of heat through your head, so a kaffiyeh, turban, or lots of hair is essential.

    If your clothing is not as waterproof as the the Sports Direct 'consultant' swore to die by, bring a change of clothing to go home in: Network Rail steel benches make your rheumatism play up.

    A hot drink in a flask. Something to sit on at lunch time. Bin bags will not keep you warm, but will keep your bottie dry. People who hike in wellies may find that wearing a nappy will do just fine.

    1 · March 23, 2013

    • Isabelle

      Thanks Steen, Don't forget to bring your wig then.lol

      March 23, 2013

  • Steen

    Everything is great \(^o^)/ .

    1 · March 23, 2013

  • Shakira

    its just a little snow :)

    1 · March 23, 2013

  • Charlotte N.

    A bit of crunchy snow and frost is better than chiltern mud! Looking forward to it.

    March 23, 2013

  • Alison

    If the weather outlook was better. . . .

    March 23, 2013

  • Colin

    Weather looks OK for the walk tomorrow, despite the snow today. It is expected to be overcast, maybe a little light sleet. Will keep you posted if any change.

    3 · March 23, 2013

  • Ellen P.

    Hi all, I have a couple of spare seats in my car for anyone in the Chesham/Amersham & surrounding area if you need a lift :-) x

    March 21, 2013

  • Steen

    For anybody worried about the weather, vaseline keeps the rain off.

    3 · March 22, 2013

  • Daksha P.

    On the mend, so should be able to make it this Sunday.

    March 20, 2013

    • Leila

      You are crazy - but that's why we love you!

      March 22, 2013

    • Shakira

      Giggles

      1 · March 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    BBC say heavy rain due Sat. Met Office include heavy snow! :-(

    March 22, 2013

  • Connie

    Sorry, can't make it now. Hope somebody from the waiting list can take my place.

    March 20, 2013

  • Agnieszka

    Sorry, didnt think a spot would open; have made different arrangements. Hopefully next time :)

    March 20, 2013

  • Steen

    I Am Coming! Come rain or mud, and despite First Capital Connect.

    March 18, 2013

  • Paulaine

    Other plans clash with this

    March 12, 2013

  • Imelda R.

    Grand daughter's 5th Birthday party that day - no competition!

    March 7, 2013

  • Imelda R.

    Grand daughter's 5th Birthday party that day - no competition!

    March 7, 2013

  • Elisabeth

    Would love to but have kiddies that weekend :)

    February 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just realised I will be away

    February 25, 2013

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