Oxford Escapes – Enjoy our Free Festive Steps Walk & short Introductory walk with your new group (Postponed from Sunday 23rd December)
Are you seeking a peaceful Oxford Escape before the hectic hustle and bustle of Christmas? Then do join us on this 6 mile day walk where along the way we will enjoy complimentary hot mulled wine and mince pies.
No pre-xmas stress for us it’s off to Wendover Woods and canal we merrily go! A 6 mile walk with a stop or two to warm ourselves up and enjoy a glass of hot mulled wine and mince pies where we will be rewarded by glorious views across the Vale of Aylesbury on what we hope will be a sparkling clear winter’s day. After the walk we will visit a local pub.
On this walk we will enjoy a long steady climb through the glorious Wendover Woods to the highest point of the Chilterns. Our exertions will be rewarded by great views and the return leg is beside the Wendover arm of the Grand Union Canal. This has been closed for over a century but still carries water. Shaded by trees, it is rich in all sorts of waterfowl and some have even caught sight of the blue flash of a kingfisher.
The mulled wine and mince pies are is kindly sponsored by www.walkfreebreakfree.co.uk
On this introductory walk we can offer free transport by minibus with pickup at one of Oxford's Park & Rides (to be confirmed) or if you wish to travel independently the starting point is Wendover Railway Station or Wendover Town Centre car park.
I look forward to seeing a number of you on our Festive Steps walk.
Our Oxford Escape day outs are dedicated to get you to places new
for discovery and exploration, places that touch the senses – do join us today if you can.
Any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact me by email or mobile[masked]
Please remember that your are responsible for your own personal safety and that of others when you come on any meetup event
and participate on Oxford Escape events and walks on the basis of a "responsible adult" as defined in the BMC participation statement - more information available http://www.thebmc.co.uk/pages.aspx?Page=155
Meetup: 10:30am – Free minibus travel available for this introductory walk. Pick up point to be confirmed (from one
of Oxfords Park & Rides)
Or 11:30 amWendover Railway Station or town centre car park
Depart: On walk 11:30
Lunch: Bring your own sandwich and packed lunch.
Walk: This is a short walk of six miles and can be enjoyed by anyone who is walking fit or reasonably active. As mentioned above our aim is to encourage participation and to be active surrounded by lovely scenery.
Weather: We are blessed in the UK with four seasons - wonderful but it is a shame at least two of them can be on the same day! Do check the weather forecast and come prepared with clothing suitable for the day - if you need any advice do not hesitate to contact me.
After Our walk: We will visit a traditional local pub for refreshments.
Depart Time: Around 3:30pm approximately
No Charge – this is a free introductory walk.
What to Bring:
Shoes suitable for walking on country paths (remember they might get wet and muddy)
Small rucksack for drinks/snacks, camera
A packed sandwich for our picnic in the woods
A little money for refreshments when we enjoy a pub stop prior to our return to London
As always your lovely sense of fun, humour and companionship