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Saturday, 17 November 2018

Saturday Short - Gerrards Cross to Cookham

This weeks "shortie" is Gerrards Cross to Cookham where hopefully the autumn splendour of Burnham Beeches will be on show.

The afternoon section shares the route with Walker's Langley to Cookham walk (also posted this week), so there will be an opportunity to hook up with other SWC walkers there.

Length: 9.6 miles (15.4km)
Toughness: 2/10

Catch the 10:13 train from London Marylebone to Aylesbury, arriving at Gerrards Cross 10:36

Tickets: You will need to buy two singles, Marylebone to Gerrards Cross and Cookham to Paddington

Lunch: The suggested lunch stop is  The Jolly Woodman on Littleworth Common t: 01753 644350. This appears to be under new management (Mitch and Matt) with Real Ales and a revamped website. I'd suggest calling before starting the walk to ensure they will be able to provide you lunch.

Tea: There are two pubs and a deli in Cookham where it's a further 1km to Cookham Station (allow 20 minutes) where there is a Costa and Countrystore (Budgen) supermarket nearby.

Full walk directions are here.

Download a GPX file here.

Trains back from Cookham are every hour at 21 minutes past the hour. You'll need to change trains at Maidenhead with a final destination of Paddington -  journey time just under an hour. Trains from Maidenhead stop at Ealing Broadway.


1 comment:

David said...

n=21 walkers set off from Gerrards Cross on a w=lovely_sunny_day_for_walking. The conditions underfoot were very good, the late autumn colours glorious. The Jolly Woodman in Dropmore was the chosen lunch stop, where the food was plentiful and the reception friendly. A few of the walkers left the pub early enough to catch the 3.21 train from Cookham, where we met a group of ramblers and one fast walker from the Langley to Cookham walk. There was a problem with the directions immediately after lunch. It is unnecessary to turn left at the Parish church of St Anne, since doing so means walking three sides of a rectangle. It is much simpler and less anxiety-inducing to continue along the lane past the church and, on reaching the main road, cross over and turn left, soon reaching the Beeches Way signposted footpath.