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Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Boxing Day walk - Beaconsfield circular

CW1 Walk 10 Beaconsfield circular
Length: 19 km (11.9 miles).
Toughness: 4/10

Catch the 9:45 from London Marylebone arrives Beaconsfield 10:07. Return trains: xx:09 xx:39 until 20:09, 21:09.

Advisable to bring along provisions on the day as a pub lunch can't be guaranteed.


Chiltern Railways Boxing Day service.

T=1.10

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I plan to go.

Anonymous said...

Will be on this walk.

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas guys,

I shall be attending this walk and hope to see some of you at Marylebone. Weather
cold but dry.

Monica

David said...

Just n=3 walkers turned up on this w=cold_and_sunny day, though we came across an independent walker coincidentally doing the same walk. The fact that a walk can be done at all on Boxing Day, when much of the network is shut down, is thanks to the large number of Asian shoppers who flock to Bicester Village at this time of year, prompting Chiltern Railways to run a half-hourly service throughout the day. The 9.45 train was packed on the way out. The Beaconsfield Circular is a pleasant walk through woodland and fields. My app measured the walk at about 12 miles, taking into account the 750-metre shortcut bypassing the Grade 1 listed Jordans Quaker Centre. This meant that we had to keep on the move, with sunset just before 4 p.m. Parts of the walk were quite muddy. The whole trip, including sandwiches in Chalfont St Giles and a warming hot drink afterwards in Costa coffee was about 5 hours 10 minutes. The route was fairly easy to follow, though GPS came in useful, particularly through woodland. The 3.39 train back to London was early enough to beat many of the shoppers.