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Sunday, 1 November 2015

Sunday Second Walk - Chiltern beech woods

Extra Walk 10, Little Kimble to Saunderton
Length: 16km (9.9 miles) Toughness: 4/10

10:10 Banbury train from Marylebone, changing at Princes Risborough (arr 10:53, dep 11:00) arriving at Little Kimble at 11:07.

Return trains from Saunderton to Marylebone are at xx:59 (journey time 46 minutes).

Although there are no direct trains to Little Kimble on Sundays at present, the outward journey with a change takes only two minutes longer than normal.

This is a gentle Chilterns walk through some fine beech woods which should be displaying splendid autumn colours right now. There are also some good open stretches and a number of fine views>

Lunch is at one of the poet Rupert Brooke’s favourite inns, the Pink & Lily (01494 489857) at Parslows Hillock, which serves food all afternoon on Sundays.

You will need to download the Walk Directions.


PeteB said...

This is a lovely but fairly complex walk. Check out the walk comments for some useful info.

Ian T said...

n=5 on this walk. A w=brilliantly-sunny-day-with-fog-at-the-end in fact, a bit of a fog sandwich. It had lifted by the time we reached Little Kimble but returned again when we descended to Saunderton. If you haven't realised yet, we are having a good autumn. The woods were wonderful. Ablaze with colour caught by the low sunlight. Even more dramatic than Box Hill the day before. I took over 300 photos - a record- (don't worry I wont bore you with ALL of them, maybe just the best 100) There were some tricky bits, not helped by the leaf fall obscuring paths. A stretch I've previously crossed without problem sent me round in a circle! And there were a few of those moments when you feel you can't possibly still be on the right path but it turns out you are. And there was occasional mud. The Pink and Lily was fine but I think we was all sandwich eaters. We sat outside. Later, much later, on leaving the woods for the descent (top of last page) we were hit by a wall of inpenetrable fog. The other 4 elected to follow the official hilly home stretch (or their compasses and GPSes) to Saunderton. I didn't see them again. Doo doo doo doo. Doo doo doo doo. Mr Safe here decided to descend to the road and follow the pavement. This resulted in Mr Safe (just)catching the 16:59 and the others not catching it.