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CHARITY DAY HIKE: Roald Dahl, Coombe Hill & Great Missenden

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CHARITY DAY HIKE: Roald Dahl, Coombe Hill & Great Missenden


**Train strike announced - please make alternative travel arrangements**


  • All proceeds donated to Crisis
  • Roald Dahl Memorial
  • BFG Foosteps
  • Coombe Hill
  • Chilterns
  • Xmas Market (Depending on finish time)
  • Visit a local pub for a drink before heading home

All proceeds go to charity - We will be donating to Crisis assisting people out of homelessness. Find out more here: Crisis
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We commence our hike in Great Missenden, a truly swizzfigglingly flushbunkingly gloriumptious village, which was home to Roald Dahl and where he wrote many of his whizzpopping books. We will follow the footsteps of the BFG and visit the Roald Dahl memorial in the local church before heading out of the village and into the Chilterns Countryside.

We'll follow the trail and head up Balcombe Hill, passing through National Trust land and a 'Site of Special Scientific Interest', enjoying fantastic views from the Coombe Hill monument overlooking the Chilterns and the Prime Ministers Country home - Chequers.

We'll continue our walk through the woods and countryside heading back to Great Missenden. There is a Christmas market planned within Missenden Abbey (note there is a small entrance fee £4) where depending on time we'll aim to visit, then head to a local pub for refreshments before heading home.

Distance: 20-21 km (c.13 miles) circular route
Ascent: c.400-450 metres
Estimated Duration (approx): 5-6 hours walking
Difficulty: Moderate/Energetic

Meetup Point: Great Missenden train station - outside the front
Meetup Time: 08:45

Please be aware that unfortunately there is a train strike this day, therefore you will need to use alternative travel.


  • Guided Hike planned and led by experienced AAA leader, trained Summer Mountain Leader with Wilderness First Aid Training
  • PayPal fees


  • Travel costs
  • Lunch, drinks or any refreshments
  • Souvenirs
  • Entrance fees to any attractions you wish to visit


  • Suitable hiking shoes or boots
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers (Please no jeans!)
  • Water [2L recommended]
  • Warm/Windproof layer e.g. Down/Primaloft/Fleece
  • Wicking base layer e.g. Polyester/Tencil/Merino
  • Camera & Phone
  • Picnic lunch and snacks

If your plans change please update your RSVP ‘No’. Others can then take advantage of the newly available place.

If the hike is full please email after the event and request a refund, less the PayPal fees. You must provide your email for the PayPal account and transaction reference.

If you have any other questions, please check out our FAQ page, if you are still unsure contact the event organiser.

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