addressalign-toparrow-leftarrow-rightbackbellblockcalendarcameraccwchatcheckchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-small-leftchevron-small-rightchevron-small-upchevron-upcircle-with-checkcircle-with-crosscircle-with-pluscrosseditemptyheartexportfacebookfolderfullheartglobegmailgoogleimageimagesinstagramlinklocation-pinmagnifying-glassmailminusmoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1outlookpersonplusprice-ribbonImported LayersImported LayersImported Layersshieldstartickettrashtriangle-downtriangle-uptwitteruseryahoo

Princes Risborough Circular Woodland Walk

  • Feb 23, 2014 · 10:15 AM
  • This location is shown only to members

Walk length 12 miles/19km approx. Circular.

This walk explores pretty Buckinghamshire countryside across fields and woods close to Princes Risborough.

Walk Description

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.
Please see our Terms and Conditions


Join or login to comment.

  • Isabelle

    Big long walk, with hills and mud, and more mud, but no rain! Great day.

    February 24, 2014

  • Sue

    Great walk - usual amount of mud - great company - see you all again soon

    February 24, 2014

  • Diana

    Turned out nice despite the damp start... might have lunched too early...it seemed like a very long afternoon! Thanks for all your company and conversation. See you in a month - don't get too muddy!!

    1 · February 24, 2014

  • Gary Scott W.

    Think leon has his walks mixed up lol

    February 24, 2014

  • Gareth P.

    A good long walk followed by a well earned drink at the end. It was great, thanks!

    February 24, 2014

  • Anna H.

    A day of sticky toffee pudding...Walking through it not eating it! Beautiful woodland scenery with some good climbs. Thanks as ever.

    1 · February 24, 2014

  • Shakira

    good good good

    February 24, 2014

  • Antonia

    Wonderful! Loved the hill fort. Puppy incident was cherry on top!

    1 · February 24, 2014

  • Gary Scott W.

    great walk.. shame about the views..dull and dreary weather. and NO MUD.. how did that happen????

    1 · February 24, 2014

    • Gary Scott W.

      i might add that views were to be seen.. must lift that hat up a bit more hahahah

      February 24, 2014

  • Daksha P.

    Good to see everyone, had a really great day. Soooo deserved my glass of wine!

    1 · February 23, 2014

  • Shakira

    As usual a well thought out walk with great company. Thank you Leon, Colin and Izzy keep up the good work

    February 23, 2014

  • Stacey

    Really great walk...a couple of big hills, hilariously steep descent, lost puppy, train, a bit of wind, fab company as ever and I'm now exhausted on the sofa having cuddles with sammi (who seems much better-yay!)...can't beat a day like today! Thanks to Colin, Leon and Issy xxx

    2 · February 23, 2014

  • Darshna

    This was my first walk with Chiltern Explorers and I enjoyed both the walk & the company. I can't wait for my next one.

    2 · February 23, 2014

  • Julie

    Another great walk despite the mud! Looking forward to the next one already, along with my 'canopy' just in case it rains :-)

    2 · February 23, 2014

  • Gary Scott W.

    Gratz to the magic number of 1000 members

    1 · February 23, 2014

  • Lyndon

    Muddy, windy, steep BUT VERY nice!, lovey shades of mud today.

    2 · February 23, 2014

  • Mark G.

    Great walk first of many for me! Many thanks, Mark :-)

    1 · February 23, 2014

  • cindy

    Thanks guys! Another lovely walk!

    1 · February 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    So sorry have had to change RSVP at last minute. Woken up feeling sick (not at the thought of the walk).

    February 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    why does it say im on waitlist do i need to wait for you to contact me if theres spaces x

    February 21, 2014

    • Isabelle

      Hi Christina, you have replied "yes" to a walk that is full. as people drop out of the walk, the people on the waiting list get the spaces.

      February 21, 2014

    • Isabelle

      Meetup generates an automatic email to inform you when you do get on.

      February 21, 2014

  • Val S.

    Soz, cant come along after all - I'll be painting my kitchen now all the leaks etc have been fixed.

    February 20, 2014

  • Mark G.

    As a new member, I am really looking forward to meeting new people....and probably getting soaked!

    1 · February 20, 2014

  • Susan

    Sorry my son is now visiting so will have to decline.

    February 20, 2014

Your organizer's refund policy for Princes Risborough Circular Woodland Walk

Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.

Our Sponsors

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy