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Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Mid-week walk - Princes Risborough to Great Missenden

Princes Risborough to Great Missenden

The Chilterns and Bryants Bottom

Book 1 Walk 45

Length: 16 Km or 10 miles
Toughness: 5 out of 10

Getting there: Catch the 10:18am from London Marylebone to Princes Risborough

Meeting point: Princes Risborough Station at 10:56 am

Tickets:  Buy a Cheap Day Return to Aylesbury

Brief Description:
This walk across the Chilterns – the walker’s heaven – is through sloping fields and beech woods and hamlets, past upmarket farms and upgraded cottages. The walk is not difficult but it does have two short, steep hills (with fine views) near the lunch stop which account for the toughness rating , although the walk directions do offer an alternative route which avoids the first of the inclines. Small sections of the route can be muddy in wet weather, particularly the leg through Monkton Wood before the lunch stop.

You may find full details here

Suggested Lunch and Tea stops
The suggested lunchtime stop is the Gate Inn (tel. 01494 488 632) at Bryant’s Bottom, 9.3km into the walk, with an aviary in its garden. This walker-friendly and family-friendly pub serves reasonably priced food – main meals, pub favourites and light meals - until 2.30 pm, Monday to Sunday. The pub has a large outdoor dining area for summertime use, at the far-end of which is a refurbished children’s playground for the youngsters
The suggested tea place is the Café Twit part of the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, open until 5 pm (last orders 4.45 pm), Tuesday to Sunday,

There remain two pubs in Great Missenden’s High Street which are still pubs and not wine bars or restaurants, which you pass on your way to the railway station and which are usually open during the afternoon for those who prefer a stronger drink at walk-end. In order as you pass them, they are: The George Inn (tel 01494 868 455) and The Cross Keys (tel 01494 865 373)

Explorer Maps 172 and 181

Return train times from Great Missenden:
Trains return to Marylebone via Harrow on the Hill and the journey time is about 45 minutes.

It looks like Strike Action on the Railways may occur occur on the late May Bank Holiday, but do keep an eye open to see if train travel to any of our walks will be disrupted


JohnE said...

Wed 20 May 2015 - Bk1/45 Princes Risborough to Great Missenden. 6 walkers (2 others, walking separately, started at the same time and soon outpaced the 6). Delightful walk on a very pleasant day. Before lunch we went somewhat astray in Monkton Wood, failing to stay close enough to the righthand edge of the wood. A light lunch at The Gate for 4 of us. Tea and excellent cakes at Café Twit. Nature/Agricultural note: many Red Kites, a few Buzzards, plenty of bird song, and a field full of unusual-looking sheep.

Andrew said...