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Sunday, 19 February 2017

Sunday Walk: Hills and valleys in the Chilterns

Book 2 Walk 2b or 2c, Saunderton via Lacey Green and Bledlow to Princes Risborough or back to Saunderton
Length: 20.3km (12.6 miles) or 13km (8.1miles) Toughness: 6/10 or 3/10

10:13 Aylesbury train from Marylebone arriving at Saunderton at 10:53.

Return trains from Saunderton to Marylebone are at xx:50 (journey time 46 minutes). If you just miss a train, take one four minutes later in the opposite direction to Princes Risborough and change there for a train to Marylebone. This will add 25 minutes to the journey time, but will be quicker than waiting an hour for the next direct train. Return trains from Princes Risborough are at xx:20 and xx:45 (journey time 46 or 51 mins).
Buy an off-peak day return to Princes Risborough if you intend returning from there.

This variation on a familiar Chilterns walk is not often done, but includes a morning extension for those who want to stretch their legs a bit, as well as a shorter finish for those not feeling up to a 20km walk.. It offers a nice mixture of woods, fields and hills, and takes in a 3.5km section of Saunderton via Bledlow Circular before lunch as well as intersecting at Lacey Green with the Princes Risborough to Great Missenden walk. The route starts by climbing eastwards up to Lacey Green before heading west to join the standard Saunderton via Bledlow walk. After lunch in Bledlow you have the choice of continuing on the circular route back to Saunderton, or taking the much shorter route eastwards to finish in Princes Risborough.

The recommended lunch stop is The Lions in Bledlow (01844 343345). An alternative is The Whip Inn in Lacey Green (01844 344060) but this comes rather too early in the walk.

You will need to download the ‘Finish in Princes Risborough’ Walk Directions, which cover the start of the morning route as well as the shorter afternoon finish. Unless you bring TOCW Book 2, you will also need to download the Book 2 Walk 2 directions

1 comment:

Ian T said...

N=10 6 did the long walk, 4 the short. The Lions in Bledlow provided rapid service. The Princes Risborough ending is a bit of an anticlimax. (For a short walk, I still reckon you’re better off stopping at the Whip and taking the short circular back to Saunderton), Anyway, we made our way round to the Bird in Hand near the station. Good choice of beer but they don’t do tea. W=mild-some-sun-dry