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Saturday, 26 March 2016

Bow Brickhill to Woburn Sands

t=1.17 Length: 18.7km (11.6m)
Toughness: 6/10
Transport: Leave London Euston at 10:13, change at Bletchley to arrive at Bow Brickhill at 11:12
Return from Woburn Sands at 17:11, 18:11, 18:54, 19:54, 20:12, ...

From the description:
Woburn is the main delight of this walk – the ancient town itself, the deer park, Woburn Abbey and the Safari Park (from the public footpath, without paying admission, you may be able to see brown bears, zebras, buck, bison, elephants, giraffes, rhino and wallabies). The route reaches Woburn mainly through woods and via a golf course, with some impressive redwood trees along the way. After the Safari Park the route is through the pleasant village of Aspley Guise then on to Woburn Sands. Short bits of this walk can be very muddy in wet weather and there are (relatively easy) uphills and downhills all day. Be careful not to allow dogs to disturb deer in Woburn Park, particularly when they are rutting or giving birth – the deer may leave their newborn calves or give birth prematurely.

1 comment:

Dirk said...

n=4 walkers in w=cloudy_with_occasional_drizzles conditions. The group almost immediately split up in 2 fast and 2 slow walkers. The fast walkers very soon got lost in Black Wood due to careless reading of the directions. The ingenious plan not to backtrack but to attempt to intercept the correct path led to an hour long search along various paths in the woods until finally and miraculously the Golf Club House appeared in front of them and the directions could be resumed. A delightful and speedily served lunch was had in the Black Horse before the walk passed through the grounds of Woburn Abbey where kites and red deer could be seen. Shortly afterwards, when following the perimeter of the safari park, zebras, water buffaloes, elephants (with baby), rhinos, wallabies and ostriches were sighted. A relaxing tea at the Station Restaurant concluded this nice walk. The fate of the 2 slow walkers in unknown.