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Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Wednesday walk Princes Risborough to Great Missenden - the Chilterns, a windmill, Monkton Wood and Bryant's Bottom

Book 1, Walk 45 - Princes Risborough to Great Missenden

Length: 15.7 km (9.8 miles)
Toughness: 6 out of 10   [a steep incline either side of the lunch pub (which can be by-passed) but otherwise relatively flat]

London Marylebone: 10-13 hrs        Aylesbury service
Arrive Princes Risborough: 10-59 hrs

Great Missenden to Marylebone:  15-59; 16-29; 16-42; 16-59; 17-26 and 18-01 hrs

Rail ticket: buy a day return to Aylesbury any route permitted (where the two Chiltern branch
lines converge).

The beech trees in Monkton Wood should be displaying some leaf colour by now to add to your enjoyment of this lovely Chilterns walk, a favourite autumnal walk of many a SWC walker.

The walk contains a nice variety of woods, farmland and open land with some features (not water) along the way, such as the windmill in Lacey Green. Lunch is best taken in Bryants Bottom at the Gate Inn, much improved since being taken over by the former proprietors of the Polecat Inn, Prestwood, just over a year ago. If four or more of you wish to dine, best 'phone ahead to make a booking: tel: 01494 488632. Your e.t.a is 13-30 hrs.
After lunch you have an incline up to Denner Hill then down to Perks Lane to walk up through a hamlet and upwards to the Polecat Inn - your alternative, late-lunch option - your e.t.a here would be 14-15 hrs.
After the Polecat Inn you have to negotiate Peterley Woods, where route following can be tricky if you do not take care when reading the Directions.  Onwards then through more woods to the outskirts of Great Missenden. Some nice tea options in Great Missenden are listed in the Walk Directions.
Your walk directions are here L=1.45

1 comment:

PeteG said...

n=7 an enjoyable day out, with a post lunch birthday drink in the polecat.