Tracks, Trenches and Tea in a Teepee (Walk ref 9)

Saturday 5 October 9.30am

UPDATE:The Royal Oak is closed due to a fire. The walk will still be going ahead but the pub are unable to supply hot drinks and bacon butties as adertised. You are welcome to bring your own flasks and refreshments.

Cast your mind back over 100 years to discover where soldiers trained for World War 1 in Pullingshill Wood, near Marlow. Meet at the Royal Oak for a cuppa and a bacon butty on the house (veggie option available) before departing across Bovingdon Green. Hear about the former soldiers' camp, their lifestyle and activities before entering Davenport Wood on the way to Pullingshill Wood.

Route Details

2 miles
2.5 hours
Easy (pretty flat, good paths)



Meeting arrangements

Meet in the pub's tepee for refreshments and briefing from 9:30, before setting off at 10am for the walk. Parking is available but we would appreciate car sharing where possible. Postcode is SL7 2JF.

Walk Leader

The Royal Oak

Public Transport Links

Marlow Train station is 1.6miles away. Buses into Marlow and a short walk up the hill. We can provide a map to show where the footpath is as not obvious.

Family Friendly

An easy walk in the woods with lots of local history to learn about. Starts and finishes at the fab Teepee, the kids would love it.

Dogs Welcome

Dogs on leads welcome


Some uneven woodland to negotiate, be careful of roots and undergrowth and there is a road to cross. Not suitable for wheelchairs and buggies.

Further Information

Refreshments available before the walk.  Water bottles filling station.  Walk returns to the Royal Oak in time to enjoy a lunch or drink. 

How to Book

Apologies but advanced booking is now closed for this walk
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