Location visible to members
Walk length 12 miles/19 km approx. Circular.
This walk starts from near the Aston Rowant Natures Reserve across to the Ridgeway using a variety of landscapes.
Starting from near the Aston Rowant Nature Reserve the walk follows a circular route across to Beacon Hill with some panoramic views. The rest of the walk takes the ridgeway before following a number of woods such as Kingston Wood and Crowell Wood back to the car park.
The walk uses parts of the Ridgeway, described by many as the oldest road in Britain and about 87 miles long.
Lunch and Finish
Please bring a snack lunch and water for the walk. The walk should finish at about 4.00pm and include a 30 min snack lunch stop and pub 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).
Transport and meeting
Meet at the the Aston Rowant Nature Reserve at Beacon Hill car park (see map below) for 10.45am for the walk to start at 11.00am.
Take junction 5 from the M40 and then take the A40 towards Oxford. The Aston Rowant Nature Reserve is signposted left towards Christmas Common follow this road and then lookout for a further sign right again for the Aston Rowant Nature Reserve.
The nearest post code for the Aston Rowant Nature Reserve at Beacon Hill car park is HP14 3YL.
There is no train service for this walk; I would encourage you to seek other members who are driving.
Please make a note of the organizers numbers - Leon 07950125826.
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/)
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/)