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The Thames & Culham Court Deer Park - Midweek Short Country Hike
Walk length 7.5 miles/12 km approx. Circular. Please note the organizer will not be taking the train from London Paddington but will meet you at Henley. A beautiful and varied short circular walk from the town of Henley-on-Thames past the village of Rememham, the deer park at Culham Court and the water mill and weir at Mill End with a short section of the Thames path. The house at Culham Court dates back to at least the medieval period with the current building Georgian and dating back to 1771. The deer park has fantastic views across the Thames with two varieties, fallow deer and white deer. This walk is largely flat but does contain some step climbs at the beginning and we will have a very short snack lunch stop midwalk. Walk cost £5 (meetup, organizer fee, cash on the day). Train from London approx £17.70 but this should be reduced by a third with a group save or a network railcard. Transport and meeting: Meet from at 11.20am outside Henley-on-train station (leave after the train arrives). The station car park charges £5 midweek, free options may exist in some nearby roads but this parking will be limited being midweek. Other car parks Car: Council Car Park, Greys Road. Henley, RG9 2AA. Greys Road Car Park is close to the central town hall and along Market Place. There is car park at Kings Road, Henley, five minutes away. For a complete list of the car parks at Henley see http://en.parkopedia.co.uk/parking/henley_on_thames/ Train: The 10.15 train from London Paddington (change at Twyford) gets to Henley for 11.20am. See National Rail Enquiries (http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/) I would suggest you meet from 9.30am next to the main WHSmith shop at Paddington station entrance to give you time to get group saves/buy tickets. You should be able to get group saves or use a network railcard at this time (see photo below). The organizer will not be taking the train from London but will meet you at Henley Train Station. Please make a note of the organizers numbers - Colin[masked]. RSVP: The organizers monitor non-attendance; please update your RSVP beforehand. Please see our RSVP policy (http://www.meetup.com/Chiltern-Explorers/pages/RSVP_for_Walks/) Weather: see BBC Weather (http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/) 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 should 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. (http://www.meetup.com/Chiltern-Explorers/pages/Terms_and_Conditions/)

Henley on Thames Railway Station

Station Road RG9 1AY · Henley on Thames

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Welcome to Chiltern Explorers a walking social group aiming to do a wide range of guided walks across the Chilterns and further afield exploring other fantastic British countryside.

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Most of our walks start at a convenient tube or railway station and aim to get the best deals on any group save tickets for trains and try when possible to look for free car parking giving you as many travel options as possible.

All our walks are well researched, leaving you free to relax and enjoy the lovely scenery or urban views in the company of other like-minded individuals and of course you will be keeping fit. Most walks end with a well-deserved pub stop with a strong social ethos.

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The walks are very varied with a relaxed feel, mainly around ten miles and at the weekend but some short walks from seven miles to longer faster paced walks of up to 20 miles and some mid-week walks. We are enthusiastic about photography and encourage sightseeing.

We are twined with a more city urban walking group London Explorers (http://www.meetup.com/London-Explorers/) and often do events together. Chiltern explorers is based to the west of London in the gorgeous Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and also does a wide range of weekends away to other UK National Parks and other AONBs.

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Chiltern Explorers is unusual for many outdoor meetup groups in that it currently only arranges the walks and leaves the accommodation up to the members giving members the option to go on the days they want and stay according to their budget, many members also car share for trips away. The weekends have a good social atmosphere and comradery.

The country walks have covered the Chiltern and Surrey hills, the Seven Sisters and Beachy Head and the Lake District amongst many others.

I hope you decide to join us!

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