Location visible to members
In conjunction with London Explorers. (http://www.meetup.com/London-Explorers/)
Walk length 10 miles/16km approx. Circular.
This walk encompasses the quaint village of Denham, Bayhurst Wood and the Grand Union Canal.
Starting from Denham rail station this route passes through the village of Denham, before exploring some of the local countryside. From Newyears Green to Bayhurst wood (part of Ruislip Woods (Site of Special Scientific Interest & Nature Reserve) the route mainly follows the Hillingdon trail before reaching the Grand Union Canal, a civil engineering legacy of the Victorian era that stretches 137 miles from London to Birmingham.
Denham village is particularly pretty, with old brick houses and a tree-lined road. As well as having been used for numerous film locations it has strong associations with the film industry and the old Denham film studios (demolished in 1981). A number of famous people live and have lived in the village. A blue plaque commemorates the late actor Sir John Mills on his former home (Hills House).
Lunch & Finish:
Please bring a packed lunch and water for the walk. The walk should finish at about 4.30pm 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 10.15am outside Denham Railway station for the walk to start at 10.30am.
Train: The 09.52am train from London Marylebone gets to Denham for 10.21am.
See: Chiltern Railways (http://www.chilternrailways.co.uk/)
Car: The car park at Denham station charges £3.50 for Sunday parking, however free parking maybe available on nearby streets (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 (http://www.meetup.com/Chiltern-Explorers/pages/Group_Save/)
Please make a note of the organizers numbers - Leon 07950125826 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.
Please see our RSVP policy (http://www.meetup.com/Chiltern-Explorers/pages/RSVP_for_Walks/)
Weather: Updates will be posted; see also BBC Weather (http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/)
Please see our weather policy (http://www.meetup.com/Chiltern-Explorers/pages/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 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/)