Explore the Potential of The Chilterns (1604)

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    Start dateOctober 22 2022
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    Time10:00 am
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    LocationPrinces Risborough
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This is a day long, linear walk of 13 miles which will illustrate the great potential The Chiltern Hills have to offer serious walkers or casual ramblers. We start by taking the Chiltern Line train from Princes Risborough to High Wycombe to then start the relaxed day’s walk back. We’ll head initially to Hughenden, the country estate of Benjamin Disraeli, Queen Victoria’s favourite Prime Minister. Changing course to a north easterly direction we’ll walk through some lovely Chiltern scenery of pasture and woodland towards Bledlow before taking the final leg of the walk to Princes Risborough Station.

Additional information

Children under the age of 17, accompanied by an adult, do not need to be booked on.
Participants will need the train fare from Princes Risborough to High Wycombe (£4.00).
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 Princes Risborough and High Wycombe train stations, but only opportunities offered by secluded bushes thereafter.

Terrain info: This is a day’s walk through a working countryside. It involves some steep slopes and stiles and the possibility of muddy and wet tracks. Participants need to be fit enough and prepared for English weather variations.

Stuart Fletcher.
Meet at Princes Risborough Train Station, Station Road, Princes Risborough, in time to catch the 10:14 train to High Wycombe. Easy connections from Oxford, Marylebone and Aylesbury to this service are available. There is parking (charged) at the station as well as in and around Princes Risborough.
13 miles
Long walks (7 or more miles)
6h 30m
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 13 miles and are interested in understanding the landscape they are walking through.)
Yes (Princes Risborough is well served by the London to Birmingham Chiltern Line railway and by the Arriva 300 and X30 bus services.)