Walk length 12 miles/19km approx. Circular.
This walk explores pretty Buckinghamshire countryside across fields and woods close to Princes Risborough.
Some of the features on this walk include, Pulpit Hill which is close to an ancient hill fort and the villages of Meadle which was involved in the English Civil War and once a Quaker settlement and Longwick the location for the Sunrise/Back to the Future Acid House party on 12 August 1989, which attracted over 20,000 people.
The walk also passes a number of significant and ancient footpaths such as the Icknield Way and the Ridgeway, and lies at one point close to the Phoenix Trail (Princes Risborough to Thame).
Lunch and 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 and Transport
Meet at 10.15am outside Princess Risborough railway station for the walk to start at 10.30am.
Train: The 09.33am train from London Marylebone gets to Princes Risborough for 10.29am. 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
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.
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