Walk length 12 miles/19 km approx. Circular.
A scenic High Wycombe walk covering some picturesque parks, fields and woods to as far as Penn.
Staring from High Wycombe train station this walk follows a route through the Rye, Deangarden Wood, Bloom Wood and King’s Wood, connected with fields and some urban areas and offering a number of views.
Some features on this walk include the Rye Park, the second largest park in the district and the site of a former Roman Villa; opposite the park are the ruins of the Hospital of St John the Baptist, which date back to the 12th Century.
The ancient woodland of King’s Wood which contains a wide range of flora and fauna and includes trees such as Sweet Chestnut, Corsican Pine and Douglas Fir is located towards the North East of the town and is also on the walk
A great deal of this walk uses sections of the Chilterns Way, which is a circular walking path around the Chilterns area of some 134 miles.
Lunch and Finish
Please bring a snackd lunch and water for the walk. The walk will finish at about 5.00pm and include a 30 min lunch stop, and pub stop, 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: Two meeting points.
1.Train/foot: Meet (Leon) from 10.30am for the walk to start at 10.46am (after the train from London arrives) outside High Wycombe Rail Station.
2.Car: Meet (Colin) at the start of Warren Wood Drive from 10.45 for the walk to start at 11.00am; a short way into the walk (please check for restrictions and leave enough time to park, but this road and adjacent should be free). See pictures below.
Train: The 10.18am train from London Marylebone gets to High Wycombe at 10.46am. 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