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Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Wednesday walk Tring to Wendover - A Chilterns adventure with canals and reservoirs and Wendover Woods

Book 1, Walk 11 - Tring to Wendover

Length: 21 km (13 miles)  Option to shorten by 3 miles
Toughness: 6 out of 10    Terrain flat in morning, hilly in afternoon (hills can be avoided if canal route taken)

London Euston: 10-24 hrs   Milton Keynes service
Arrive Tring: 10-59 hrs

Wendover to London Marylebone: 15-56, 16-26, 16-39, 16-56, 17-23, 17-58 and 18-29 hrs

Rail ticket; buy an all zones travel card then a separate single to Tring, and for your return journey, a  single from Wendover to your travel zone boundary (Amersham).

This is a wonderful walk with lots of variety - and scoring highly for its water features. The morning leg is flat, and starts along the Grand Union Canal before you walk around three large reservoirs. Onwards then across country to the village of Aston Clinton (unfortunately split in two by the A41 bypass) for lunch at the Oak pub - with its generously sized food portions.
After lunch you walk along the edge of an airfield, used by the MOD for glider flying, and then you join the Wendover Canal. Decision time now - to avoid the hills and woods you can enjoy a leisurely walk beside the canal all the way to Wendover. Otherwise, you soon take to the hills as you ascend Wendover Woods. At  the top there is a cafe, then the Go Ape Centre, where younger walkers can take to the high wires. Then it's along the ridge of the woods and a steep descent to Wendover. Tea can be take at a number of places. Chocaholics make for the Rumsey's Chocolaterie. The pub next to station road and a few minutes from the railway station- the Shoulder of Mutton -  always wins my vote for the best tea stop.
Walk Directions here: L=1.11

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