Walk length 12 miles/19km approx. Circular.
A walk with a great variety of scenery, including fine views from the summit of Whiteleaf Hill across the Vale of Aylesbury, and the sight of Chequers the house of the Prime Minister.
The walk takes us to the summit of Whiteleaf Hill, with its fine views across the Vale of Aylesbury,and then explores woods back to Buckmoorend near Chequers house (the country house of the Prime Minister, given as a house for the Prime Minister in 1917, and dating from the 16th century). The walk returns by Great Hampden.
Princes Risborough is a small country town that lies between the Vale of Aylesbury and the Western Escarpment of the Chiltern Hills, on the route of the pre-Roman Upper Icknield Way and is dominated by a chalk hill carving, the Whiteleaf Cross.
Lunch & Finish:
Please bring a packed lunch and water for the walk. The walk should finish at about 4.15pm and include a 30 min lunch stop and pub(probably at the end), however the time may be earlier or later than this depending on the weather and pace (we have a relaxed pace which includes sightseeing and photography).
Meeting & Transport:
Meet at 10.30am outside Princess Risborough railway station for the walk to start at 10.45am.
Train: The 10.00am train from London Marylebone gets to Princes Risborough for 10.38am.
See: Chiltern Railways
Car: The car park at the station charges £4 for Sunday parking, however there is free parking on nearby streets (try Manor Park Avenue). Please leave enough time to park.
I would encourage you to seek other members who are driving, or take advantage of a group save on the train. See: Group Save Advice
Please make a note of the organizers numbers - Leon[masked] and Colin 07709305681.
RSVP: The organizers monitor non-attendance; we will ban anyone who 'no shows' twice for our events. You are also asked to please update your RSVP at least 24 hours beforehand.
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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