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.
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.
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Weather: Updates will be posted; see also BBC Weather
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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