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Sunday, 25 October 2020

Sunday Walk Little Kimble to Saunderton

Little Kimble to Saunderton walk

Length: 17km (10.6 miles). 5 hours.

Difficulty 4 out of 10

This is a gentle Chilterns walk, with lots of fine beech woods, which hopefully, will be showing their autumn colours. The walk also has open stretches and a number of fine views.

Trains: Take the 10:05 train from Marylebone arriving at Little Kimble 11.08. Return trains from Saunderton are at xx:51 and xx:54. The latter is a slower train. Buy a return to Little Kimble.

On arrival, set off in groups of six or less, allowing gaps between each departure. You will be asked to provide your email address for contact tracing purposes. In the event that you develop COVID symptoms in the week following the walk, please email  Your contact details will not be shared with anyone.

Lunch: The Pink and Lily Pink Road, Parslows Hillock, HP27 0RJ (01494 489857). Food served noon - 2.30pm on Sunday. Located 7.5 km from the start of the walk, this is the suggested lunch stop.

The Plough Cadsden Road, Lower Cadsden HP27 0NB (01844 343302) Food served noon - 2.30pm Sun) Located 3 km from the start of the walk, this is an earlier possible lunch stop. 

The Whip Inn Pink Road, Lacey Green, HP27 0PG (01844 344060) Food served noon – 14.30. Their website is not working but there are recent reviews on the web. This pub is off route, about a mile down the road from the Pink and Lily but you could follow the Chilterns Way or plot a shorter route to get back on track.

Tea: The Golden Cross Wycombe Road, Saunderton, HP14 4HU (tel 01494 565974). Open all day. This is the suggested tea stop.



Wanderer said...

Note change of train time - departing Marylebone 10.05

Anonymous said...

The return train, to clarify, is a choice between a direct stopping service (xx.51) or taking a northbound service to Princes Risborough and changing there for the fast train from Birmingham Moor Street to Marylebone (xx.54)

Anonymous said...

However, the slower, stopping train @ .51hrs will return you to London 15 minutes earlier than the faster .54 train.
This is due to a 21 minute wait to change to the fast train at Princes Risborough.

Wanderer said...

n=18, maybe more.All dutifully dispersed before they could be counted.Despite torrential rain at dawn, we had w=sunshine-and-blue-skies throughout the day with one very brief shower after lunch. This is a beautiful walk.The autumn colours were at their best with infinite shades of yellow, gold and brown transforming the woods and colouring the landscape from afar. Most people stopped at the Pink and Lily for lunch, some having a drink outside and one or two ordering food. Service was friendly and efficient and they tolerated some of us eating our sandwiches at some tables in their car park.
Three of us had tea at The Golden Cross and one got some cake to take away. Efficient service and reasonable prices. One group caught the 3.51pm train, others the 4.51. Hopefully everyone finished before dark.

David said...

A couple of comments about the walk:

I may have lost some fitness over the last few months, but I would describe this walk as "moderately strenuous in places" rather than "a gentle walk" and would upgrade it to a 5 out of 10.

I would say it's essential to have a compass, in a couple of places. Fortunately, I'd downloaded a compass app the night before.

It was a great walk, though!

Wanderer said...

I agree about the difficulty rating. A couple of others remarked that it was strenuous too.