Feb 8, 2014 · 11:00 AM
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Chilterns, Chequers and Coombe Hill double cross with pub lunch- 11 miles & 350 m total ascent
Saturday, February 8th, 2014- Wendover Train Station- Depart 11:00 am
The Chilterns has been designated an Area of Outstanding Beauty. It is also an area with plenty of modest hills. As always the route will have lots of ups and down including Coombe Hill, which is 260 m above sea level and offers splendid views a good leg workout. We have the pleasure of hiking up to the top of Coombe Hill twice on two different paths. The trail also crosses Chequers, the official country residence of the British Prime Minster. On the last leg of the route we stop for a late lunch at a local Chiltern’s pub with a quirky political theme. We will order from the informal light bar menu all priced under £10 After lunch it is only a few miles back to the train station. The trail crosses through woodland and can seem remote at times. Be prepared for some adventurous paths and natural loo stops. Only for experienced hikers who are happy with a brisk pace. If we are lucky we may spot one of the Red Kites that tend to fly over the Chilterns. For this hike we travel independently and meet at Wendover station in the Chilterns to give you the option to drive or take the train from different locations.
COST: £9.50 for guided hike by a leader with an outdoor first aid certification (lunch and train fare not included)
LUNCH -STRICTLY Pub lunch as it is a tiny local pub and and I have had to put a deposit to guarantee 20 orders. Sorry no packed lunches this time. Thanks.
Depart Marylebone train station 10:12 am and arrival at Wendover 10:59. (Train fare is not included) Please arrive 15-20 minutes before. Journey time to the Chilterns is 47 minutes
Return trains are at 17:13, 17:43 and 18:13pm. There are later trains for those of you who can’t escape the pub on time.
Please post a message to meet at Marylebone Station if you would like to form a group of 4 to organise your own group saver. Off peak fare is £15.80 with an individual day return and half of that if you have a group of 4. I will be leaving from Wimbledon so I will meet you at Wendover not Marylebone.
Driving time is approximately an hour and 20 minutes from central London. We meet at Wendover Station, Pound Street, HP22 6BN. Ample pay parking is available at Wendover station.
WHAT TO BRING
PROPER WALKING SHOES WITH A GOOD GRIP & WEATHER PROOF (You may not be allowed on the hike if you are not wearing walking boots/ shoes)
• 1-2 litres of water
• Waterproof Jacket
• Long trousers or shorts for hot weather
• Snacks to keep energy up before late lunch
SAFETY & POLICY
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT HIKING AND OUTDOOR CARDIO ACTIVITY CARRIES RISK OF INJURY AND DEATH. WHEN YOU RSVP YOU CONFIRM YOU ARE IN GOOD HEALTH AND ACCEPT THESE RISK. FURTHERMORE, YOU TAKE RESPONSIBILTY FOR READING ABOVE DESCRIPTION AND AGREE TO PARTICIPATE PROPERLY EQUIPED
PLEASE ALSO READ REFUND POLICY
The recent surge in last minute cancellations has meant spaces have been occupied until it is too late for those on the waitlist to take advantages of an opening. It also creates a significant amount of administration. So regretfully I will no longer be issuing any refunds if you cancel with less than 7 days’ notice. However, you are welcome to sell your place privately and request payment through PayPal. Just ask the buyer to send to your email address. For more information see https://www.paypal.com/uk/webapps/mpp/send.