Walk the Chalk: World Nordic Walking Day! (walk ref 51)

Saturday 19 May ~ 9:45 AM

Grab your Nordic walking poles and step out from historic Watlington along the Icknield Way (Ridgeway National Trail) in the footsteps of ancient travellers. Use your poles to climb effortlessly up the Chilterns escarpment to Bald Hill, Shirburn Hill and Watlington Hill and be rewarded with fantastic panoramic views. This is the perfect walk to explore the flowers and other delights of late spring in the chalk hills of Oxfordshire.

Route Details

Capacity
16
Distance
10 miles
Duration
4.5 hrs
Pace
moderate
Difficulty
Fairly strenuous (challenging - steep gradients, rough terrain)

Price

Adult
Free
Senior
Free
Charity donation welcome (rec. min. £5) payable on the day. Nominated charity LimbPower (www.limbpower.com)

Meeting arrangements

Meet at Hill Road Car Park, Watlington (OX49 5AD) GR: SU 690 944

Walk Leader

Philippa Sanders - Pipsticks Walks

Public Transport Links

Bus - Oxford to Watlington Thames Travel Bus T1

Accessibility

1,000 ft total ascent/descent. Good paths/tracks. Some steep up/down sections. 3 stiles

Further Information

Please bring drink and food for personal consumption on walk (no facilities en route).
Post walk refreshments available in Watlington.
Nordic walking poles available for hire, if required (£2, payable on the day).

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Keep in touch

The Chilterns Walking Festival is an initiative of the Chilterns Conservation Board. For any queries, feedback, sponsorship enquiries or suggestions for the programme please contact the festival Project Manager, Anna Foster on walkingfestival@chilternsaonb.org. For press queries or photo requests, please contact jackie@tourism-angles.co.uk 

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Our Sponsors

GRANT FUNDER

This project has been part funded by the The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development through the Chilterns LEADER programme. The grant received through this programme has helped make these festivals happen. 

PRIMARY SPONSOR

Complete Outdoors are our primary sponsors for 2018. At their Bourne End (Herts) shop, you will discover all of the equipment, clothing and accessories you need to launch your next expedition into the great outdoors - whether a day's hike close to home, or an assault on the Matterhorn.

SECONDARY SPONSOR

A family owned and run Henley brewer and award-winning pub company which has been at the heart of British life for over 200 years. Many of the company's 132 pubs are located in picturesque rural and town centre settings across The Chilterns.

SECONDARY SPONSOR

A membership organisation dedicated to conserving, celebrating and caring for all of the Chilterns’ unique landscape.

SECONDARY SPONSOR

Inghams is one of the UK's leading specialist tour operators, which has been delivering award winning holidays in the Lakes & Mountains of Europe to its loyal guests for over 80 years.

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