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Sunday, 17 January 2016

Sunday walk 1: A chilterns variation

Saunderton  Circular via Lacey Green
Book 2 walk 2a + download
13.25 km.  8.25 miles approx
4/10
This hybrid of the Saunderton /Bledlow and Saunderton /Princes Risborough walks doesn’t go to either Bledlow or Princes Risborough. You follow the alternative directions along the east side of the Saunderton valley to lunch in Lacey Green. Later, you join the shorter version of the main walk for the return to Saunderton. This untried combination is not exactly rocket science but please let ‘Houston’ know how it went.
Trains: Get the 10:15 Aylesbury train from Marylebone arriving Saunderton 10:55.
Return from Saunderton at xx:50.
If any of you do end up in Princes Risborough, trains return from there at xx:20 and xx:45.
Lunch: The Whip in Lacey Green  01844 344060. Phoning suggested.
The Boot 01494 481499  is a later alternative. (Another late option would be to stay on the Princes Risborough walk for the Lions of Bledlow 01844 343345).
Tea: The Golden Cross is handy for Saunderton station. It’s on the main road, just past the station turn-in. It's a pub but does tea, cakes, and stuff.
The Boot is an earlier possibility but perhaps you ought to make the most of the available light. The sun sets at 16:25 today.
Directions:  available here.
You need two sets of directions: the main book 2 walk (the “download walk” button) and the alternative walk (the ”finish in Princes Risborough” button).
Start with the alternative directions (titled Saunderton to Princes Risborough). After lunch in Lacey Green, continue with these directions until they join the main walk. This is just before point [3] in the main text.  At point [3] itself, (literally the next gate), switch to the short walk directions at the end of the main text (i.e. turn left along a bridleway instead of going straight on through the “kissing gate with a three-armed signpost”).

1 comment:

Ian T said...

The walk went ok. N=4 w=dry-cloudy-cold-but-not-freezing Hints of sleet in the wind at times. There was a light dusting of snow on the ground, particularly in the morning. There were muddy patches too - a short stretch in the morning and two stretches in the afternoon. One walker was disqualified for cheating (took a shorter way back to avoid the climb onto the ridge). One criticism was that the first pub (the Whip) comes up too soon (we arrived at 12 after a dawdly morning) and the second pub (the Boot) too late. That said, the Whip has a good choice of beer, some unusual ciders, and people seemed happy with their food.