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Bledlow the Ridgeway & a Secret Garden
In conjunction with London Explorers. (http://www.meetup.com/London-Explorers/) Walk length 11 miles/17.7 km approx. Circular. A really picturesque circular walk from Saunderton Station up to the small Chiltern village of Bledlow taking in a variety of landscapes from scenic views to wooded tracks, with a few climbs. Some of this walk is on the Ridgeway National Trail, a path that follows tracks going back to prehistoric times and used by travelers and herdsman. Bledlow village is on the border between Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. The parish church Holy Trinity is described as one of England's 1,000 best churches and is a Grade I listed building that dates back to the 12th century. There is a very interesting secret garden in Bledlow village, a water garden provided by the Carington family for the benefit of the villagers of Bledlow which we will try to visit. Lunch and Finish: Please bring a snack lunch and water for the walk. The walk should finish at about 4.00pm and include a short lunch stop and pub stop at the end, however the time may be earlier than this depending on the weather and pace. Meeting and Transport, please read... Meeting: Meet outside Saunderton Rail station from 10.45am for the walk to start at 11.00am (after the train from London arrives). Train from London: The 10.13am train from London Marylebone gets to Saunderton for 10.53am. See National Rail Enquiries (http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/) I would encourage you to seek out other members who can go as part of a group save on the train and meet from 9.30am to give you time to get tickets/group saves, close to the WHSmith shop at London Marylebone. The organizer will meet you at Saunderton station, you will need to get the train from London independently. 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 also 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 must 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/)

Saunderton - Railway Station, Slough Lane

HP14 4LJ · Saunderton

£4.00
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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.

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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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