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Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Wednesday Walk - Haddenham Circular (omitting Brill)

Length: 20.1 km (12.5 mi) [longer version possible, see pdf]
Ascent/Descent:  300 m; Net Walking Time: ca. 4 ½ hours
Toughness:  5 out of 10 
Take the 10.06 Oxford train from Marylebone, arriving Haddenham & Thame Parkway at 10.40
Return trains:  15.13, 15.40,16.28, 16.38, 17.27, 17.50, 18.13, 18.25… (from 43 mins)

“This is a walk through the pleasant rolling countryside of the north westerly parts of Aylesbury Vale, just north of The Chilterns, with some fine views. The walk first crosses the Thame Valley north of Haddenham and then passes through the area of the ancient Bernwood Royal Hunting Forest on a circular route to return south on a different route back through the Thame Valley back to Haddenham. There are a few ascents throughout the walk at regular intervals, as the walk links some hilltop villages and crosses one other hill chain.”
This short walk cuts out the beautifully located hilltop village of Brill, but still provides some fine far views across the rolling landscape and to the Chilterns.

Lunch: The Hundred of Ashendon (11.5 km/7.2 mi, food to 14.00), which has been awarded the Michelin Bib Gourmand 2016/17/18 for its cuisine. They also serve sandwiches and more traditional dishes from a Bar Snack Menu.
Tea: Little Italy Espresso Bar in Haddenham village (open until 16.30), or The Rising Sun (open from 17.00) en-route to the station.
For walk directions, map, height profile, photos and gpx/kml files  click here.

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