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Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Midweek day walk - Gerrards Cross to Cookham

Gerrards Cross to Cookham

Bulstrode Park and Burnham Beeches woods, the Thames, and Stanley Spencer

Book 1 Walk 40

Length :  16 km or 10 miles

Toughness : 2 out of 10

Getting there : Catch the 10:21 am train from London Marylebone to Gerrards Cross

Meeting point : Gerrards Cross station at 10:40

Tickets : Buy a single to Gerrards Cross and a single from Cookham to London Paddington

Brief Description

A slightly nearer and shorter stroll this week with a nice late start
You may find full details  here

Suggested Lunch stops

The Jolly Woodman pub (tel 01753 644 350) in Littleworth Road, Littleworth Common

Suggested Tea stops

Infusions in the High Street (tel 01628 528 537).  (You'll need to allow 15 mins to get to the station.)

Maps

OS Explorer : 172

Return train times

Trains return from Cookham to Paddington at the following times:
16:21 | 17:31 | 18:02 | 18:32 19:02
Change at Maidenhead with a journey time about an hour, (Ealing Broadway about 50 minutes.)

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

dratted tube strike ! anyone braving this walk tomorrow?

Anonymous said...

intend going

Anonymous said...

I cant do any of these walks with the tube strike so I am going to do something along my train line instead (probably Sevenoaks or Haslemere)

Marion said...

Am going with Kingston Ramblers from Twickenham station leaving 10.45am to Hayes and Harlington. If these strikes continue to disrupt our walks there are a number of lead walks organised by walking groups to choose from that may suit.

Thomas G said...

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4 walkers off the train, 1 had arrived by car (and left us after lunch to re-trace her steps to the car). mostly fine walk, if a little high on the tarmac count. the directions held up well. the morning talk seemed to be all about Bridge, as three walkers are active club players, while 1 other walker got on with reading the directions...
lunch stop at The Jolly Woodman, 2/3 into the walk; of average quality, but probably value for money, at a nice outside table, surrounded by the highest number of plant hangers and pots ever seen at a pub (and quite a few bees and wasps, inevitably).
15.21 train, home at half four!

Anonymous said...

If had known you were going to curtail walk and get an early train I would have gone!!
Maybe communication the night before would be good idea in such circumstances ?

Thomas G said...

well, we didn't curtail the walk. just walked the normal route, at normal pace, with a normal length stay at the pub. but we skipped tea in light of every1 getting home in time. 15.5 km does not a long walk make...