Walk length 11 miles/17.7 km approx. Circular.
This is a beautiful walk taking in the Bluebells at Cowleaze Wood and a circular route across passing Watlington Hill.
The Bluebell season is normally from the end of April to May, some of the woods on this walk are excellent to see them.
Bluebells start growing in autumn and flower in the spring before other forest plants to avoid competition.
The date for this walk should coincide with a great spectacle of blue and purple flowering, however as this is a natural phenomenon we will have to see what we get on the day.
The walk also includes woods and valleys along permitted paths through the very scenic Wormsley Estate, and is an area frequented by Red Kites.
This is walk 1 which is slightly shorter and will be at a more relaxed pace than walk 2. Please only sign up for one of the walks. Both groups will get together at the end for some social drinks.
Lunch & Finish
Please bring a packed lunch and water for the walk. The walk should finish at about 5pm and include a 30 min snack 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).
10.45am for the walk to start at 11am.
By Car: Meet at the free Car Park at Cowleaze wood, which is close to the Aston Rowant National Nature Reserve and Junction 5 of the M40.
Directions: Take the A40 west towards Oxford from Junction 5 off the M40 and then left at the Kingston Blount Stokenchurch Road, and look out for the Cowleaze Wood Car Park on the left (post code OX49 5HX).
Train: There is no railway station near the start of this walk.
I would encourage you to seek out other members who may be driving.
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: see BBC Weather Please see our weather 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.