Melcombe Pl, London
As one of the highest peaks in the Chiltern Hills, Whiteleaf Hill is a most rewarding and popular walk offering fine panoramic views and hilly off-road terrain.
This is an 8 mile circular walk from Princes Risborough railway station and we will be walking at a good pace without stopping for lunch or refreshments until the end. Our aim is to complete the walk by[masked]pm, in time to enjoy a drink in a pub before taking a train back to London.
Meeting point is Marylebone station at 9.15am and taking the 9.43am train which arrives in Princes Risborough at 10.27am (44mins).
An off peak day return costs £20.40 or approximately £13.60 in a group of at least 3 people. Those who arrive in good time will be able to take advantage of the group saver price.
If you wish, you are welcome to join us at 10.27am at Princes Risborough railway station instead.
Starting from the railway station, we embark on our ascent which starts off as a gradual climb, getting steeper before a final ascent in open grassland affording fine panoramic views from the top over the old market town of Princes Risborough, a neat patchwork of fields in the Vale of Aylesbury to the rolling Wessex Downs in the far distance...
There are 3 trains every hour from Princes Risborough back to London.
Hopefully we will have some fine winter weather but this is unpredictable so please remember to bring appropriate clothing. It will be chilly when we reach the summit, so a fleece, hat, gloves and a few layers are recommended. If rain is forecast, please bring waterproofs. Please also wear suitable footwear – when wet, the chalk hills can become slippery and muddy.
We will meet at London Marylebone railway station at 9.15am in order to buy group saver tickets to Princes Risborough. An off-peak day return costs £20.40 or approximately £13.60 with a group saver with at least 3 people. You will need to arrive in good time should you wish to take advantage of the group saver.
Travel by train from London Marylebone (departing 9:43am) to Princes Risborough, arriving at 10.27am (journey time 44 minutes).
Should you prefer to meet at Princes Risborough, we will meet outside the ticket barrier at the train station.
A note about the Outdoor Adventure Club:
The OAC is a 'not for profit' organisation under the supervision of the government appointed CIC Regulator. It is run entirely for the benefit for its members and organisers receive no financial gain for the time and skills they volunteer.
A contribution of £4 is requested for this walk because currently we need to raise money so we can develop a fund to pay for training and provide basic equipment for a leadership team. This team will need first aid skills and proper navigation training which is quite costly. On top of this we need to pay for insurance and accountancy fees. It all adds up and your contribution is greatly appreciated. However if you are unemployed or facing financial hardship please let us know and we are happy for you to join the walk without making any financial contribution.
Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.