Wendover Arm and Woods

  • July 28, 2013 · 10:45 AM
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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.



 

 

 

 

Walk Description

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

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  • Lis

    Beautiful walk, had a lovely day, and to of you all of you who made photo's, I'm enjoying it all again. Wonderful... :-)

    July 29, 2013

    • Peter

      Hello Lis. Did you spot the photo I mentioned about of you having lunch underneath the trees? Tot ziens Peter

      July 30, 2013

    • Lis

      Ja zeker Peter. It's very nice :-)

      July 30, 2013

  • Lilyen R.

    Great walk, great company and beautiful weather. Perfect.

    July 29, 2013

  • Connie

    Beautiful and interesting walk, nice people.

    July 29, 2013

  • Isabelle

    Lovely walk. Nice woods, and the canal was great, full of life. :)

    July 29, 2013

  • Mark A.

    Glorious day and a very pretty walk

    July 29, 2013

  • Anna H.

    Pretty walk with great company

    July 28, 2013

  • Malcolm D.

    Excellent day's walking

    July 28, 2013

  • Peter

    Just realised you can just click on the link to see the route.

    July 28, 2013

  • Peter

    Thank you to everybody for great walk, nice people, beautiful scenery. Sorry I had to leave in a hurry at the pub without saying goodbye. I have loaded my photos and if you copy and paste the following you can see the route on google maps
    https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=211051181195951943616.0004e294e4204c6c5fc59.
    All the best

    July 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Lovely walk with beautiful scenery and perfect weather! thanks!!

    July 28, 2013

  • Belinda S.

    Thank you for a good walk. Sorry we rejected your choice of pub but we felt the staff in The Horseshoes might get overwhelmed (although clearly their beer is superior).

    July 28, 2013

  • Lyndon

    nothing like walking up a thirst!

    July 28, 2013

  • Susan

    Will be on the 10.59 train

    July 27, 2013

  • Debra R.

    I'm sorry, but can't make the walk as my daughter is not well

    July 27, 2013

  • Colin

    Please can you update your RSVP to 'No' is you can't attend this walk as we have a waiting list, many thanks.

    July 26, 2013

  • Colin

    Sunday is predicted as looking like a good sunny day, so hoping for a great walk.

    July 26, 2013

  • Joan H.

    I am sorry but my sister is coming from the U.S. Thank you.

    July 25, 2013

  • Joan H.

    I'm sorry, but I forgot my sister's family are coming over from the U.S.
    so I need to skip this one. Thank you.

    July 25, 2013

  • Lilyen R.

    Fantastic ! Really looking forward to the walk

    July 22, 2013

  • Lilyen R.

    Really hope I manage to get a place on this one

    July 16, 2013

    • Sylwia

      I just released one space :-)

      July 19, 2013

  • Sandie B.

    Sorry will be away for the weekend now

    July 16, 2013

  • Shakira

    lets see if I can still walk lol

    July 8, 2013

  • Gary Scott W.

    not too sure whats happening that day so ill say no

    July 8, 2013

  • Debra R.

    Just me and my dog!

    July 4, 2013

  • Greg O

    Yes, I'm up for this one, guys. I love the Wendover area and this will be nice and calm after a month of music festivals!

    June 30, 2013

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