Chiltern Hills: October 22nd
From Reserve to Grand Park
From Aston Rowant Nature Reserve, we head out into the glorious Chiltern Hills. Our route starting with a fantastic view for miles from Beacon Hill, before descending to tackle a short flat stretch of the Ridgeway. This ancient track is said to be the oldest road in Britain - an 87 mile trade route dating back at least 5,000 years. After leaving the Ridgeway we climb steep Bald Hill and Pyrton Hill to reach Christmas Common, beyond which the woods are often carpeted in bluebells this time of year. We make our way back up through the Getty's Wormsley Park, home of Garsington Opera in the Hambleden Valley. This is an area known for it's population of Red Kites, as Sir Paul Getty stepped in to offer the site for their reintroduction in 1989, after plans fell through with Windsor Great Park. Once we exit the Wormsley Estate, we cross back over the motorway and return to our starting point in the Aston Rowant NNR.
£7 will go towards running the event and the remainder of your sign up fee will go to:
- 8:45am meet, prompt 9am start
- Aston Rowant Car Park, HP14 3YL: Map here (follow the brown signs and keep going to the end of the road, where the car park is hidden around the corner).
- Approximately 11miles.
- Duration 5+hours.
- Leader: Chris meet our leaders
- A WHATSAPP group will be created to share info and photos on the day, so once signed up, please send an email to grant permission to be added to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Remember waterproofs, walking boots/shoes and a packed lunch & water.
- Dogs are welcome, but are entirely the owner's responsibility and must have a lead and be under close control at all times.
- If encountering livestock do not walk too close or get between a cow and calf. If threatened, let go of your dog so it can escape and reduce the risk to yourself.
- Please keep to the indicated public rights of way and respect the landowner’s property at all times.
- There are often styles to negotiate on this type of walk.
- Countryside walking can often include hills and uneven terrain. Our group ethos is to support everyone in group to achieve their maximum potential in terms of completing the route. As such, we endeavour to walk at a pace all participants are comfortable with. We apologise if this causes any frustration to fitter walkers.
- Please consult your doctor if you are at all worried about your fitness and ability to take part.
- Please inform the walk leaders, Get Outdoors, of any underlying health conditions that may affect your walking ability before signing up.
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