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Sunday, 23 October 2016

Sunday walk 1 Autumn in the Chilterns

Little Kimble to Saunderton SWC walk 10
17 km 10.6 miles
Difficulty 5/10
This chilterns walk is good for autumn colour, particularly in Monkton Wood. Lets hope there is some. Starts off flat, ends hilly.
Train: Get the 10:13 Aylesbury train from Marylebone, arriving Little Kimble at 11:08.
Trains return from Saunderton direct at xx:50, platform 2.
If missed you can take the xx:54 from platform 1 and change at Princes Risborough for the next London train.
Get a return to Little Kimble.
Lunch: The Pink and Lily 01494 489 857 (a pub once favoured by Rupert Brooke).
An earlier option would be the Plough 01844 343 302 (where David Cameron left his daughter).
Tea: The Golden Cross pub is handy for the station.
Walk Directions: here
There are one or two navigational challenges en route. The notes recommend using a compass but here’s a couple of Mr Tiger's Tips to see you through.
In the woods shortly after lunch (Monkton Wood), keep to the track at the right hand edge – this track is not obvious on entering the wood but is plain sailing once you're on it.
Later in the walk, 450 metres after point [12] "by the corner of wire mesh fencing, 20 metres to your right" your route is onward down the escarpment to a wooden gate. Use the path slightly to your left to get down.

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