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Saturday, 5 November 2016

Wendover Circular via Coombe Hill

t=2.1 Length: 18.5km (11.5m)
Toughness: 7 / 10
Transport: Take the 9:27 from London Marylebone, arriving in Wendover at 10:15. Return from Wendover at xx:23 and xx:53

This classic Chilterns walk hopefully provides spectacular autumn colours. From the description:

This energetic walk serves as a fine introduction to the Chiltern Hills, first passing through woodland, then descending into hidden vales and fields before emerging out onto the Chiltern escarpment above Princes Risborough at a spot that commands panoramic views of the countryside below. After lunch in Whiteleaf, a pretty village with many ancient cottages, the return to Wendover goes through wooded valleys and hills reminiscent of an earlier age. Then the walk continues along a fine open section of escarpment, with grand views north, before descending to the plains for a leisurely finish, in contrast to the landscape passed earlier. This walk is particularly pretty in autumn when it is a riot of russet hues.

The end will be the variation via Coombe Hill and not along the valley bottom.


Anonymous said...

Two latecomers joined the walk, didn't quite catch up with the main group.
Woodland area above Wendover very beautiful with gold rustling leaves underfoot. Slight confusion on redundant stiles in instructions. Long version of walk well worth doing. Red Lion Pub very good. This is unlikely to be the SWC but we overheard mutterings of discontent from the landlady about walkers who'd earlier eaten their sandwiches on the garden benches without buying anything, and whom she then reminded to buy a drink. Walk instruction at Whiteleaf Cross a little confusing :the Eastern direction path walk was not a car width as specified in the instruction.

Sad to see HS2 banners of what is now to come.

BrightSpark said...

Enjoyable company n=9 on this walk. Largely w=overcast all day. Learnt what Pokerman is from two of the walkers and understood why the Holocaust Museum in Israel aren't overly impressed with its makers leaving objects to find in their museum! Three of us had tea and cakes in Wendover and I had the very rare pleasure of being able to order vegan cake.