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Chilternwalks offers guided walks that are ideal if you wish to experience the wonderful flora and fauna of the Chilterns, get outside for exercise, or just to meet like minded people.

For each walk, in order to make the most of the outdoors, please bring snacks, water and a packed lunch, however if the weather is not suitable I will where possible try to build in a stop for a pub lunch. Also, for anyone wishing for refreshments at the end of the walk there is usually ample opportunity to visit a Chiltern pub near the train stations.

Many of the walks start and finish near a Chilterns line railway station making access from London Marylebone station ideal for a day in the Chilterns.

Please read this page for a description of the walking levels. (https://www.meetup.com/Chiltern-Walks-Meetup/pages/22004610/Walking_level_definitions/)

CHILTERN WALKS LEGAL DISCLAIMER
Waiver of liability

You agree when you sign up for this group or any of the events that you have read and understand the below.

If you join us for a hike (or any other event), please understand that you are responsible for your own preparedness and well-being and will hold no one else liable in case of injury or mishap. You agree not to hold the Organizer, Assistant Organizers, or any other members responsible for any injuries, mishaps, or any other situation that may happen at a planned event. You are responsible to research the event, know the area, and bring the proper gear.

Chiltern Walks does not provide liability insurance for the protection of individuals who may participate in any of the events planned by the Organizer or Assistant Organizers.

This release extends and applies to, and also covers and includes, all unknown, unforeseen, unanticipated and unsuspected injuries, damages, loss and liability.

Your attendance on a hike signifies that you have read and accept the terms of this liability waiver. By signing up for this group or event you understand that you are attending all events AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Upcoming events (5)

Long weekend: Church Stretton "Little Switzerland in the heart of England" (FB)

HF Holidays Ltd, Longmynd House

£399.00

Nicknamed “Little Switzerland”, the rolling hills around Church Stretton offer fabulous views in all directions. There’s a well-kept countryside secret in the heart of England that might just surprise you with its wonderful upland walking, trails, history and heritage. Discover the heart of Shropshire from striking Longmynd House, stood on a wooded hillside above Church Stretton, on the border of England and Wales. There are great walks right on our doorstep, including the shapely hill of Caer Caradoc, and the great moorland ridge of the Long Mynd. The holiday is 3 nights full board for £399 for the standard single en-suite rooms or £429 for a premium single room/standard double room with single occupancy, there are a limited number of single rooms available which I expect to be taken quickly. Itinerary Day 1: arrival and check in from 4pm The walks Day 2: Pole Bank and Long mynd Distance: 12 miles (19km) Ascent: 2,700 feet (820m) Summary: This figure of eight walk first ascends Pole Bank via the delightful valley of Ashes Hollow. We return over the Long Mynd ridge and descending Townbrook Valley to Church Stretton. Highlight: The challenge of walking the very best of the Long Mynd, and the views west are some of the high points of this walk. Day 3: Three Stretton Hills Distance: 11 miles (18km) Total ascent: 3,200 feet (970m) In Summary: Climb the three iconic hills that dominate the eastern skyline above Church Stretton. We walk via Little Stretton onto Ragleth Hill then on via Hope Bowdler Hill and Caer Caradoc. Highlight: The satisfaction of bagging 3 hills with outstanding views. Day 4: Slopes of Caer Caradoc Distance: 7 miles (11km) Ascent: 1,200 feet (360m) We will check out in the morning before starting our last walk and head home after we complete this walk. Please note that lunch is not included for this walk. In Summary: A lovely route around Church Stretton. Head across the valley and along a scenic path which runs along the slopes of Caer Caradoc hill. Highlight: Enjoy views over Church Stretton and the Long Mynd as we follow the balcony path around Caer Caradoc. Payment Payment in full (£399 for standard single) is required to secure your place. If there is a cancellation enforced by Covid you will be provided with a credit note from HF holidays for the holiday portion and Chiltern Walks will refund you the balance (£100) in cash. If the holiday goes ahead and you cancel a refund will only be provided if your place is resold and a £30 admin fee will be charged. Please make all payment by bank transfer: Name: David Jackson Sort code:[masked] Account number:[masked] Legal Disclaimer Please read the Legal disclaimer (https://www.meetup.com/Chiltern-Walks-Meetup/pages/22004536/Legal_Disclaimer/).

Level 2/3 walk: Chipperfield and Kings Langley

Chipperfield

£5.00

Following the new advice by the government businesses offering outdoor exercise activities can meet with groups of up to 30 people from different households as long as long they have performed a risk assessment and apply covid 19 measures. This walk will have 1 walk leaders with up to 10 other walkers. Please take the following precautions if you are planning on attending this walk: 1. only attend the walks if you have no symptoms or no reason to believe you have been exposed to the virus 2. Only attend the walks if you or anyone you are a carer for, or share a household with, are not in the vulnerable category 3. greet people without physical contact 4. Walk at a safe distance from others on the walk at least 2 meters apart. 5. Bring hand sanitiser or a cloth for opening gates. This is a super walk through the countryside with a couple of fairly steep inclines to raise the heart rates. It's approximately 5 miles long and should only take two hours. We can visit Blackwell's cafe & bar after the walk which is very welcoming and does provide some reasonably priced cakes and sandwiches. In order to make the most of the outdoors bring snacks and water. Approx 5 miles and 2 hours The charge for the walk is £5 and due to the limit on number of places, is due when you sign up, places will be allocated to those that have paid. If you cancel I'm afraid this amount is non refundable unless the walk is cancelled so please only sign up and pay if you are certain you will make the walk. Payment details are by either bank transfer: Name: David Jackson Sort code:[masked] Account number:[masked] Or by using the bank transfer mobile app paym using my mobile number:[masked]. Please include your name in the payment reference. Please read this page for a description of the walking levels. (https://www.meetup.com/Chiltern-Walks-Meetup/pages/22004610/Walking_level_definitions/) Please remember that you are responsible for your own preparedness, well-being and safety on all events. For more information please read the Legal disclaimer (https://www.meetup.com/Chiltern-Walks-Meetup/pages/22004536/Legal_Disclaimer/). Chiltern walks enjoys having dogs on our walks, however to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all walkers dog owners must abide by the rules in the Dog policy (https://www.meetup.com/Chiltern-Walks-Meetup/pages/22582174/Dog_Policy/). If you wish to pay electronically please follow the instructions in the following link: https://www.meetup.com/Chiltern-Walks-Meetup/messages/boards/thread/51486968

Level 4 walk: Ivinghoe Beacon, the Ridgeway and Aldbury Nowers nature reserve

Following the new advice by the government businesses offering outdoor exercise activities can meet with groups of up to 30 people from different households as long as long they have performed a risk assessment and apply covid 19 measures. This walk will have 2 walk leaders to each group of 12 other walkers. Please take the following precautions if you are planning on attending this walk: 1. only attend the walks if you have no symptoms or no reason to believe you have been exposed to the virus 2. Only attend the walks if you or anyone you are a carer for, or share a household with, are not in the vulnerable category 3. greet people without physical contact 4. Walk at a safe distance from others on the walk at least 2 meters apart. 5. Bring hand sanitiser or a cloth for opening gates. This walk follows the Ridgeway to Aldbury Nowers a biological site of special scientific interest. It then skirts the edge of the Ashridge Estate before taking a long climb up along the ridge that leads to Ivinghoe Beacon where you will be rewarded with splendid views of the Vale of Aylesbury, along the Chiltern escarpment from Dunstable Downs to Coombe Hill and across the slopes of Ashridge Park. The walk then takes a steep decent dwn from the Beacon and returns to the car park. At the end of the walk there is the opportunity to take the short drive to Aldbury to have a well earned drink in one of the pubs there. Approximately 7 miles/3 hours. Please read this page for a description of the walking levels. (https://www.meetup.com/Chiltern-Walks-Meetup/pages/22004610/Walking_level_definitions/) Please remember that you are responsible for your own preparedness, well-being and safety on all events. For more information please read the Legal disclaimer (https://www.meetup.com/Chiltern-Walks-Meetup/pages/22004536/Legal_Disclaimer/). Chiltern walks enjoys having dogs on our walks, however to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all walkers dog owners must abide by the rules in the Dog policy (https://www.meetup.com/Chiltern-Walks-Meetup/pages/22582174/Dog_Policy/).

Level 3/4 walk: Wendover, the Ridgeway, Coombe Hill & Glorious Beech woodlands

Following the new advice by the government businesses offering outdoor exercise activities can meet with groups of up to 30 people from different households as long as long they have performed a risk assessment and apply covid 19 measures. This walk will have 1 or 2 walk leaders to each group of 11 other walkers. Please take the following precautions if you are planning on attending this walk: 1. only attend the walks if you have no symptoms or no reason to believe you have been exposed to the virus 2. Only attend the walks if you or anyone you are a carer for, or share a household with, are not in the vulnerable category 3. greet people without physical contact 4. Walk at a safe distance from others on the walk at least 2 meters apart. 5. Bring hand sanitiser or a cloth for opening gates. This walk sets off from the centre of Wendover and follows the Ridgeway national trail to Coombe Hill, the highest and one of the most magnificent viewpoints in the Chilterns. The walk then leaves Coombe Hill passing through the ancient beech woodland around Coombe Hill. After the initial climb up to Coombe Hill, which is long and gradual, the route, for the Chilterns, is relatively flat. 7.5 miles (775ft of ascent) – approx. 3.5 hours). The charge for the walk is £5 and due to the limit on number of places, is due when you sign up, places will be allocated to those that have paid. If you cancel I'm afraid this amount is non refundable unless the walk is cancelled so please only sign up and pay pay if you are certain you will make the walk. Payment details are by either bank transfer: Name: David Jackson Sort code:[masked] Account number:[masked] Or by using the bank transfer mobile app paym using my mobile number:[masked]. Please include your name in the payment reference. Please read this page for a description of the walking levels. (https://www.meetup.com/Chiltern-Walks-Meetup/pages/22004610/Walking_level_definitions/) Please remember that you are responsible for your own preparedness, well-being and safety on all events. For more information please read the Legal disclaimer (https://www.meetup.com/Chiltern-Walks-Meetup/pages/22004536/Legal_Disclaimer/). Chiltern walks enjoys having dogs on our walks, however to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all walkers dog owners must abide by the rules in the Dog policy (https://www.meetup.com/Chiltern-Walks-Meetup/pages/22582174/Dog_Policy/).

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