The Colonization of the Chilterns (1602)

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    Start dateOctober 16 2022
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    Time01:00 pm
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    LocationHP27 0AW
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    PriceFree

The English countryside we see today, uniquely beautiful in so many ways, is the result of over 2 millennia of gradually evolving agricultural and commercial use.

In a circular route of 6 miles we’ll walk through some classically beautiful Chiltern scenery and have a look at various imprints left on the landscape by previous Chiltern settlers, from Stone Age to more recent times.

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Additional information

Children under the age of 17, accompanied by an adult, do not need to be booked on. Participants will need to be properly dressed for a country walk in our unpredictable weather and should bring enough fluids for the afternoon.
There is a public toilet at the meeting point.

Terrain info: This is an afternoon’s walk through a working countryside. It involves some steep slopes and stiles and the possibility of muddy and wet tracks. The walk is not at all arduous but participants need to be fit enough and prepared for English weather variations.

At 6 miles long, this is probably not suitable for young children. A great time range of chiltern history is lightly covered, but you never know. The walk hopefully will encourage a spark of interest that will encourage you to get seriously involved in local archaeology or history with the excellent opportunities offered by the Chiltern Conservation Board and local societies.

Stuart Fletcher.
Meet beside the M&S Food Hall car park, New Road, Princes Risborough. There is parking in and around Princes Risborough.
6 miles
Medium walks (4-6 miles)
4h
Moderate (more challenging, for keen/active walkers)
Moderate
10
Yes
Yes
Yes (Princes Risborough is well served by the London to Birmingham Chiltern Line railway and by the Arriva 300 and X30 bus services.)