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Woods & Hills of Saunderton, Lacy Green & Speen

  • Apr 21, 2013 · 10:45 AM
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Walk length 10 miles/16km approx. Circular.

A pretty walk combining a mixture of woods & panoramic landscapes from Saunderton to Speen.

Walking description

Starting from Saunderton this walk takes in Lacey Green, Speen & Bradenham around a particularly pretty part of the Chilterns.  A number of features include the Windmill at Lacey Green and Bradenham Manor & the woods of Monkton Wood & Naphill Common.







The Lacey Green Windmill dates from 1650 & is the oldest surviving smock (loping, horizontally weatherboarded tower) windmill in England.

Monkton Wood was where Owen Dean the last bodger in the Chilterns was photographed in 1958. Bodging was a traditional wood-turning craft in the Chilterns that prepared wood for the nearby furniture industry.






Naphill Common is one of the largest commons in the Chilterns with many ancient trees and a variety woodland fauna.

Bradenham village contains a manor that dates originally from the 13th Century and was for a time the home of Benjamin Disraeli who later became a prime minster during the 19th Century.

Lunch & Finish:

Please bring a packed lunch and water for the walk. The walk should finish at about 4.30pm and include a 30 min snack lunch stop & pub 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 10.45am outside Saunderton railway station for the walk to start at 11.00am.

Train: The 09.52am train from London Marylebone gets to Saunderton for 10.47am.
See: Chiltern Railways

Car: Car park at Saunderton station is free.

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

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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  • Ellen P.

    a pleasure as always

    April 22, 2013

  • Isabelle

    Thank you all for coming, we had a great day :) and thank you, Leila and Daksha for the drinks!

    1 · April 22, 2013

  • Leila

    Thanks so much Colin, Leon and Isabelle for another wondrous day!
    Sunshine and shiny happy people - deep joy!

    2 · April 21, 2013

  • Gareth P.

    Great walk. Nice way to spend a Sunday!

    1 · April 21, 2013

  • Daksha P.

    A great day, and friendly people, could not ask for more!

    1 · April 21, 2013

  • Dips

    Thoroughly enjoyed a lovely leisurely walk - thankyou all !

    2 · April 21, 2013

  • Sarah

    Great walk

    April 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great walk, great day. Thank you. Adi

    April 21, 2013

  • Shakira

    As always guys a superb walk and great company thank you thank you for a wonderful Sunday :)

    1 · April 21, 2013

  • Sonja

    Excellent walk once again - thank you Colin, Leon & Isabelle.
    Amazing scenery, the sun smiled on us plus we had a great group.
    Looking forward to next week!

    1 · April 21, 2013

  • Charlotte N.

    Beautiful day...great people. Highlights = windmill, horses and the views of Bradenham. ...oh and being chased bt a combine harvester. ....ok I made the last bit up ... but he did come into the field we walked across!!

    2 · April 21, 2013

  • Charlotte N.

    Great walk. Well done all. Heels still intact...should be match fit once more in time for Bank Hols Monday. Good to meet you all today...see you soon.

    2 · April 21, 2013

  • Dave

    Another lovely work. Thanks very much Colin, Leon and Isabelle. Really loving this group; such great people and so friendly.

    3 · April 21, 2013

  • beth

    Perfection, an idyllic Chilterns walk with lots of new experiences on my own doorstep.

    2 · April 21, 2013

  • Georgina

    Apologies for the late change but I have my son until late morning so will miss you setting off. See you soon. George

    April 21, 2013

  • Mary N.

    sorry, sick child

    April 21, 2013

  • Dave

    I'm driving from Hemel Hempstead if anyone needs a lift.

    April 21, 2013

  • Colin

    Weather looks good for our walk tomorrow, spring is here! trains look OK too. Please update your RSVP to 'no' if you can't make it. many thanks Colin.

    3 · April 20, 2013

  • Caroline

    Sorry to pull out. Hope you have a great walk.

    April 19, 2013

  • David B

    Looks like my foot is alright so should make it

    April 19, 2013

  • Elisabeth

    I'm afraid I have to work Sunday.

    April 19, 2013

  • carole

    Sorry for changing my RSVP so late.

    April 18, 2013

  • Sue B.

    Sorry - family obligation

    April 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry can't now make it.

    April 15, 2013

  • Mary N.

    I guess I'm the last one!

    April 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to it..

    April 8, 2013

  • Colin

    Just sent you an email Suzanne.

    April 4, 2013

  • Suzanne B.

    Can I join the walk from Denham this Sunday ?

    April 4, 2013

  • Sue B.

    I can arrive High Wycombe bus station 10:15. If anyone is driving from HW would be grateful for a lift. Thanks

    March 24, 2013

  • Shakira

    Yes thank u

    March 22, 2013

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