Walk length 12 miles/19 km approx. Circular.
A very scenic walk following the Wendover Arm of the Grand Union Canal and exploring Wendover Woods.
The town of Wendover is a small historic market town within the Chiltern Hills with a varied local landscape and a significant Air Station, RAF Halton.
A large part of this walk involves the so called Wendover Arm of the Grand Union Canal which was built for the supply of water to Marsworth and Cowroast.
After a turbulent life during the industrial age the Wendover Arm was finally closed in 1904. It has been un-navigable since 1897, but is being restored by the Wendover Arm Trust.
The last part of the walk is a climb up into the picturesque Wendover Woods, with a number of good views before descending back into the town.
Lunch and Finish
Please bring a snack lunch and water for the walk. Our walks usually finish at about 5.00pm and include a 30 min lunch stop and pub stop 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: Meet at 10.45am for the walk to start just after 11.00am (after the train arrival) outside Wendover Station.
Car: Station car parking on a Sunday at Wendover Station is £3.50 but some nearby streets may be free. Please allow enough time to park.
Train: The 10.12am train from London Marylebone gets to Wendover for 10.59am.
See: Chiltern Railways
I would encourage you to seek out other members who are driving from London, or who can go as part of a group save on the train.
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
Dog Policy: As a group we allow and enjoy dogs on our walks however we do ask dog owners to read our dog 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