Get a real feel for the Chilterns with this 'taster' set in very scenic & historic countryside, packing in key landmarks, iconic Chiltern plants & traditional farming. From years wandering the Chilterns, the Ridgeway Officer will share tit-bits of interesting history, top facts & even music to describe how the scene before you evolved. The 3.5 mile circular walk samples key features of the Chilterns landscape including the Prime Minister’s country residence, the largest box woodland in the country, historic routeways, Beacon Hill viewpoint, flower-rich chalk grassland, the Boer War monument & traditional mixed farmland…..followed by a tasty lunch produced on the land you walked!
The walk starts at 1030am and ends at the farmshop for approximately midday when lunch will be provided. There is as much time as you like to eat lunch in the barn.
Mercure Thame Lambert Hotel is our prime sponsor for the Chilterns Walking Festival. The hotel is ideally located with lots of walks and rides from the doorstep, including the Ridgeway National Trail, the Icknield Way and the Chilterns Cycleway close by. There are circular walks too taking you up into the beechwoods and the nearby Aston Rowant National Nature Reserve. The Lambert Hotel welcomes walkers and cyclists, it is an ideal stop-off for lunch or tea and is a great touring based for those staying over. The hotel is located near J6 of the M40 and there is a 24 hour bus service (the Oxford Tube)between London and Oxford which stops just a few minutes walk from the hotel.
Could this be you? We are seeking additional sponsors to enable the festival to continue going from strength to strength - get in touch with AWeiss@chilternsaonb.org if you'd like to know more!