The Chilterns – Wendover Woods and Coombe Hill Circular

The Chilterns

Wendover Woods and Coombe Hill Circular

11.0 miles (17.7km

with a visit to Rumsey’s Chocolaterie

An area of outstanding natural beauty

The Chiltern Hills stretch from the River Thames in Oxfordshire to Hitchin in Hertfordshire and are nationally-protected as some of the finest countryside in the UK.

Join us for a double circular walk around Wendover Woods and Coombe Hill, and a visit to Rumsey’s Chocolaterie, with the chance of seeing chocolate being made through the glass panelled viewing area.

Wendover Woods Circular
This walk takes you to the top of the Chiltern Hills, through ancient beech woods, carpets of bluebells and wild flowers. There are amazing views of the Vale of Aylesbury and you might also see rare birds such as Red Kites and Firecrests and the tiny Muntjac Deer.

Coombe Hill Circular
Coombe Hill is one of the highest points in the Chilterns and carries a monument to soldiers who fell during the Boer War.

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Level: Moderate to Intermediate (5/10)

Length: 11.0 miles (17.7km)

Duration: 7hrs plus lunch

Start/End: Wendover Station

Walks & Mileage Chart:
http://www.meetup.com/Natural-Born-Hikers/files/

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Lunch:
The George & Dragon
(Authentic Thai Cuisine)
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2-Course Lunch Menu (starter and main) £7.50/set
or
Selection from the main Thai menu - between £6-£8.

I will provide both menu's on the day for your lunch order on Saturday morning.
I will pre-order your lunch for when we arrive.

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Meeting Time: 8.15am.

Meet: at the ATM Coffee shop in front of the Information & Mobility stand on the main concourse.
See: http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations/sjp/MYB/plan.html?rtnloc=MYB


RAIL TRAVEL - Advanced Groupsaver4 - £31.60 (£7.90 x 4 people)
Train departs from Marylebone Station at 08.42 and arrives at Wendover Station at 9.29am. Returning from Wendover to Marylebone Station at 18.35pm.

I will arrange Groupsaver4 tickets as each group of 4 people arrive.
Please arrive early (between 8.00 – 8.15am) to save disappointment.

Car Park - £3.00: Wendover station: Pound Street, HP22 6BN

See Groupsave options:
http://www.daysoutguide.co.uk/group-save

Please check the planned engineering works when planning your journey:
http://www.tfl.gov.uk/livetravelnews/planned-works/calendar/default.aspx

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Cost: £7.50 per person (NBH costs and organiser's fee). To be paid to the organiser at the start of the hike.

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NOTE: Please remember to change your RSVP if you are no longer able to make the event. No shows are recorded and may affect your RSVP status for future events. After three “no shows” you may be moved to the waiting list for events that are full.

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Things to bring:
Water and snacks
Walking shoes / Boots
Waterproof clothing (Jacket and trousers)
Suitable clothing for walking (no jeans)
Warm tops (layers)
Money (cash for lunch and drinks)
Camera (optional)

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Natural Born Hikers operate within:
The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992.

For more information:
http://www.dti.gov.uk/ccp/topics1/facts/package.htm

Look at the following site for the simplified explanation
http://www.travelwatchdog.com/Travel%20Regs.htm/

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IMPORTANT NOTE: We consider safety to be our number one priority and while we never take unnecessary risks, we do recognise that any outdoor activity involves a danger of personal injury or death. Remember that you should be aware of and accept these risks as you are responsible for your own safety and you should not undertake anything beyond your abilities. It is also your responsibility to be correctly equipped for the weather and activity you have chosen to participate in.

We recommend that everyone participating in outdoor activities obtain appropriate insurance. The BMC offer excellent policies for all outdoor enthusiasts at very competitive rates: https://www.thebmc.co.uk/modules/insurance/Landing.aspx

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  • Shi

    Lovely, walk, lovely weather, lovely people, what more could we ask for ; )

    April 8, 2013

  • Ms K.

    Each walk I attend with Michael, gets better. this time fantastic location, great people and wait for it, he even organised sunshine!! Very enjoyable. Would recommend

    April 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Michael, Thank you for the wonderful well organized and fun day walking through the tranquil and beautiful country side of Wendover were horses, sheep, streams of clear water and villages stand along the way reminding us that far away from sky raises, heavy traffic, stressful jobs and crowds there are places were nature and peace stand still only to be admire by the passing hiker or the usual resident of the area.

    April 8, 2013

  • Ron W.

    Michael, What a belter of a day. Thanks to you, the sun dance you must have done beforehand and to everyone for making a very pleasant friendly day.

    April 7, 2013

  • cindy

    Lovely day in the spring sun!!!!
    Good crowd and a good walk!

    April 7, 2013

  • Junelle

    Gorgeous weather , wonderful walk !!~
    Thanks million Michael~

    April 7, 2013

  • Monika

    Great walk Michael, thanks for organising it! Oompa Loompa doompadee doo :D

    April 7, 2013

  • Cristina

    great hike and the most important ... great organised, thank you Michael, see you soon

    April 7, 2013

  • Miguel a.

    Cool

    April 7, 2013

  • Jasmina N.

    Thanks all for the great hike today and to you Michael especially for arranging the sunshine :) !

    April 7, 2013

  • Daniel S.

    Thanks Michael....another excellent trip...long may your masterful command of the weather god persist!

    April 6, 2013

  • Dorota

    Fantastic day! Everything so well organised again. Thank you very much Michael. See you soon, Dorota&Boba

    April 6, 2013

  • hamdy s.

    Dear Michael, Thank you for the lovely trip, It was very nice walk, well organised, nice people

    Very nice weather, I loved the bones walk, you could not get nicer group of people than that.

    Well done Michael, I will give this walk

    10 from 10 Hamdy
    Sent from my iPhone

    April 6, 2013

  • Rose

    What a great day! Thank you Michael. Top marks!

    April 6, 2013

  • Girish

    Excellent weather, good company, active members, very good walk... enjoyed the day.

    April 6, 2013

  • Usman

    Sorry can't make it

    April 6, 2013

  • Miguel a.

    Sorry but I can´t go

    April 4, 2013

  • Rachel

    Hi sorry I will not be able attend now we have a lot of people off sick at work so now I have to work at the weekend sorry for the short notice Rachel

    April 4, 2013

  • Junelle

    Hello guys,
    My name is Junelle , I am looking forward to join this group . See you on Saturday~

    April 3, 2013

  • Usman

    New to hiking, but love countryside. Look forward to the trip.

    April 2, 2013

  • Ms K.

    Hi Michael,

    As normal, I will meet you at Wendover Station, please do wait for me. (I aim to be there for 9:15).

    Rgds

    April 2, 2013

    • Michael.

      I wouldn't leave without you :)

      April 2, 2013

  • Ron W.

    Hi Michael, I'd like to join this but best for me would be to meet at Wendover station. I reckon you'll be there about 9.00 a.m. Is that about right? Ron

    April 1, 2013

    • Michael.

      That's fine Ron, I'll see you at Wendover station.

      April 2, 2013

  • Paul H.

    if I can get MA by 8.15?

    April 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Finally made it to the website; thanks for organizing the Hassock hike, it was great to be out in the Downs again and meeting new people. Will be doing some Grand Canal running/walking over the next couple of weekends and then the London Loop.

    March 29, 2013

  • mohit

    Looking forward for great experience. We will have fun :)

    March 28, 2013

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