Walk length 10 miles (approx)
High Wycombe, is the largest town in South Buckinghamshire, and within easy reach of London. Once the centre of the UK furniture industry, it is now largely a commuter town to the capital.
This walk takes in the pretty ancient common of 'The Rye'. We then trek off into the country across breath-taking views and cosy woodland towards the small village of Little Marlow. From Little Marlow we can also venture to the River Thames, a short walk from the ‘Kings Head’ Pub.
The route back takes us across more enchanting woodland past the Daws Hill Air Station and then finally back to the Rye.
Lunch & Finish:
Please bring a packed lunch and water for the walk. The walk will finish at about 4.30pm and include a 30 min lunch stop, and mid 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: Walk to start at 10.30am from the Rye Lido Car Park.
1. By Train: Meet at High Wycombe Railway station for 10.09am. The 9.36am train from London Marylebone gets to High Wycombe for 10.09am (one of the organizers will walk you to the start point of the walk at the Rye Lido Car Park).
See: Chiltern Railways
2. By Car: Free parking on Sunday at Wycombe Rye Lido Car park. The Rye, off Bassetsbury Lane,
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire,
HP11 1QX (see map right).
I would encourage you to seek other members who are driving, or take advantage of a group save on the train.
Please make a note of the organizers numbers - Leon 07950125826.
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.
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Weather: Updates will be posted; see also BBC Weather
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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 and with winter light a small torch is also useful. Please see our Terms and Conditions