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Beaconsfield, Forty Green & a Haunted Pub - Short Hike
Walk length 7 miles/12km approx. Circular. A great scenic walk from Beaconsfield towards Forty Green using open fields and woodland. The walk uses parts of the Chiltern Way, a circular walking route of 214 km (134 miles) across the Chilterns. We will go for drinks close to the end of the walk at The Royal Standard of England, reported to be one of the oldest freehouses in England, with a history spanning over 900 years. It was used by King Charles the I in the English Civil War. It is not Surprisingly haunted by a number of ghosts! The Royal Standard of England, Forty Green Road, Forty Green, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamsire, HP9 1XS. Lunch and Finish Please bring a snack lunch and water for the walk. The walk should finish at about 3.00pm and include, however the time may be earlier than this depending on the weather and pace. Cost: £4, meetup/organizer fee. Train £17.10 approx return train, but discounted price with a travelcard or groupsave should be about 1/3 off this. Meeting (Please Read) At Beaconsfield Rail Station: Meet outside the north side of the station from 11.00am for the walk to start at 11.15am after the train arrives from London. At London Marylebone Rail Station: Meet at 10.15am close to the WHSmith shop at London Marylebone to get the 10.43am train from London Marylebone which gets to Beaconsfield for 11.12am. See National Rail Enquiries (http://ojp.nationalrail.co.uk/service/planjourney/search) When you get to Beaconsfield station take the footbridge over to the other side of the station where the group will meet. I would encourage you to seek out other members who can go as part of a group save on the train. Please note the organizer will not be taking the train from London Marylebone but will meet you at Beaconsfield. Please make a note of the organizers numbers - Colin 07709305681 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/) Please see our weather policy (http://www.meetup.com/Chiltern-Explorers/pages/Weather/) Dog Policy: As a group we allow and enjoy dogs on our walks, however we do ask dog owners to read our dog policy (http://www.meetup.com/Chiltern-Explorers/pages/Dog_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 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/)

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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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