Location visible to members
Walk length 12.4 miles/20km approx. Circular.
A really picturesque circular walk up to Bledlow Ridge and the Ridgeway 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 travellers and herdsman.
Meet outside Saunderton Rail station for 10.15am for the walk to start at 10.30am.
Lunch and Finish: Please bring a snack lunch and water for the walk. Our walks usually finish at about 5.00pm and include a 30min lunch stop and pub stop 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).
Car: Free car parking at Saunderton Rail Station. This is a circular walk and finishes back at Saunderton Rail Station.
Train: The 9.33am train from London Marylebone gets to Saunderton for 10.23am. See Chiltern Railways (http://www.chilternrailways.co.uk/)
I would encourage you to seek out other members who are driving from London, or who can go as part of a group save (http://www.meetup.com/Chiltern-Explorers/pages/Group_Save/) on the train.
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/)