Next Meetup

Winter Hill & The Thames - Short Country Hike
Walk length 7.5 miles/12km approx. Circular. The organizer will not be taking the train from London but will meet you at Marlow Train Station. A short hike between Marlow & Bourne End along the Thames with panoramic views across the river valley from Winter Hill. Marlow is a pretty historic market town, famous for its many rowing clubs & Thames waterfront. Please bring water and snack lunch for the walk. The walk should finish at about 3.00pm and include a short snack stop & pub at the end, however the time may be earlier than this depending on the weather and pace. Cost: Walk cost £4 (meetup, organizer fee). Train from London approx £16.90 return from Paddington (with a group save or network railcard discount this should be a third off about £12). There are a number of travel options.. Meeting & Transport Meet outside Marlow Train Station from 10.45am for the walk to start at 11.00am, just after the train from London. Train from London: 9.45am from London Paddington gets to Marlow for 10.59am (one change at Maidenhead). (9.45am leave Paddington arrive Maidenhead 10.25am 10.36am from Maidenhead gets to Marlow at 10.59am). I would suggest you meet from 9.00am next to the WHSmith shop at Paddington to give you time to get a group save/buy tickets. Please double check times at the station, times are correct at time of publish. The organizer will not be taking the train from London and will meet you at Marlow Train Station. See National Rail Enquiries ( 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 ( Weather: See also BBC Weather ( Please see our weather policy ( Dog Policy: As a group we allow and enjoy dogs on our walks however we do ask dog owners to read our 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 (

Marlow Station

Station Approach, Marlow, Buckinghamshire, SL7 1NT · High Wycombe


What we're about

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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.

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.

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 ( 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.

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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