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Saturday, 15 September 2018

Saturday Walk Princess Risborough to Wendover

Princess Risborough to Wendover T=1.52

Length: 10.5 miles (16.9 km) 6 out of 10

"This walk is easy to follow, being mainly along the Ridgeway and is very much uphill and downhill, but not strenuously so. The way is predominantly through high beech woods and chalk downlands, including the Grangelands Nature Reserve and has views out from Coombe Hill over the Vale of Aylesbury and surrounding counties. The walk ends by descending into the pleasant old town of Wendover."

You will need the online instructions for directions to the lunch pub in Great Kimble, as the pub in the book is closed. The Plough is best avoided, as it has become a tourist destination.

Trains: The directions say take the nearest train to 1000, so get the 1013 Aylesbury train from London Marylebone, arriving Princess Risborough at 1102Return trains are xx26 & xx56 via Amersham & Harrow. Buy a return to Aylesbury, which will cover both routes. 

Lunch: is The Swan (tel 01844 275288) in Smokey Row (Great Kimble)

Tea: The Shoulder of Mutton pub is next to the station

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

A good walk for this time of year. One one hilltop we stood by a kestrel hovering so we watched for a few minutes - a wonderful sight.
Only saw one red kite all day.
Sadly we also saw a dead woodpecker (lesser spotted?) lying on its back on the ground as though it had died in the tree and fallen backwards. This was on the Chequers Estate - perhaps it was a spy and was poisoned? I was visiting Salisbury Cathedral.

Mr M Tiger said...

N=8 on this walk, 5 on the official train 2 early birds and 1 late riser who caught up. Weather was w=sunny-with-a-gentle-breeze Mr Tiger might even have topped up his tan.
Your correspondent was slow today, well behind the others and therefore cannot comment on the Swan, having eschewed that option. However, when the Plough hove into view he was in there like a terrier after a rat. Having been particularly slow on the slopes, there was a need to top up the ‘hill oil’ for the remaining ascents. He can report that the place was devoid of tourists - although the bar staff confirmed they do get a few.