Ancient and modern sites of innovation and power: Whelpley Hill and Bovingdon Airfield (Walk ref 11)

Saturday 12 Oct ~ 10:30 AM

A fascinating walk through the scenic rolling countryside around Chesham, led by the Chilterns Conservation Board Iron Age Hillforts expert, Dr Wendy Morrison. We start at a 16th century Pub where Clark Gable and Jimmy Stewart quaffed during WWII. We will walk to Bovingdon airfield and take in the scope and scale of the impact of aviation on the landscape before approaching Whelpley Hill Camp, a probable Iron Age hillfort (possibly a Late Bronze Age ringfort!). 

Route Details

Capacity
12
Distance
4.5 miles
Duration
3 hours
Pace
moderate
Difficulty
Moderate (more challenging, for keen/active walkers)

Price

Free

Meeting arrangements

Meet at the Swan Pub HP5 1UT

Walk Leader

Dr Wendy Morrison, Chilterns Conservation Board

Family Friendly

Given the length the full walk may not be suitable for children.

Accessibility

The route is long, and the terrain steep and rough in places.

Further Information

Toilets available at start and finish

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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 & 2019. 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.

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

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