Take the bus for a walk; Stokenchurch to Thame (0501)

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    Start dateMay 27 2023
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    Time10:00 am
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    LocationOX9 3DP
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This is a day long, linear walk of 10.5 miles which will illustrate the great potential The Chiltern Hills have to offer serious walkers or casual ramblers.

We start by taking the Red Rose bus from Thame to Stokenchurch to then start the relaxed day’s walk back to Thame. Heading west we’ll cross the complex valley system once draining the crest of the Chalk escarpment, before turning northwest to descend into the Vale of Aylesbury, with panoramic views before us. Once in the vale its a straight forward walk through country lanes, water meadows and farm tracks until we suddenly emerge in Thame High St, in time for a congratulatory cup of tea (or even a cup of velvety hot chocolate, if you want to pamper yourself).

Additional information

Participants need to bring a packed lunch and enough fluids for the day. Clothing and footware need to be suitable for a day’s walk in unpredictable English weather.
There are public toilets at the start in Thame, but only opportunities offered by secluded bushes thereafter.

Stuart Fletcher.
Meet at at the No 40 Bus stop beside the Town Hall, in time to catch the 10:00 Red Rose bus to High Wycombe. Those travelling from High Wycombe may wish to meet the group at Stokenchurch. The Cattlemarket Car Park provides cheap long stay parking.
10.5 miles
Long walks (7 or more miles)
5 hours
Moderate (more challenging, for keen/active walkers)
Yes (This is primarily a day's guided walk through picturesque countryside, but some explanations of the scenery and points of interest will be given. It should appeal to children, teenagers and adults who can walk 10.5 miles and are interested in understanding the landscape they are walking through. There is no need to include accompanied children in your booking.)
Yes (Thame is easily reached by the Arriva 280/X8 bus service between Oxford and Aylesbury and the Red Rose 40 bus service from High Wycombe.)