Chilterns taster - farmshop lunch & landmarks loop with Ridgeway Trail officer (0007)

Saturday 17 Oct ~ 10:30 AM

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!

Route Details

Capacity
12
Distance
3.5 miles
Duration
1.5 hours
Pace
Gentle
Difficulty
Fairly easy (some gentle inclines, steps/stiles)

Price

Adult
£8
Senior
£8
£8 for adults

Meeting arrangements

Meet at Buckmoorend Farmshop. Free parking is available at the farmshop. The nearest train stations are Little Kimble or Wendover, connecting to Aylesbury, Birmingham and London (Marylebone). Both train stations are a pleasant walk away from the meeting point at the farm.

Walk Leader

Sarah Wright, Ridgeway National Trail Officer and Buckmoor End Farm.Sarah has walked and worked in the Chilterns for years, with her latest job as Ridgeway National Trail Officer giving her a great excuse to explore the area further!

Dogs Welcome

Dogs on leads welcome

Accessibility

There is a flight of steps with a handrail along the route and no stiles, only gates. Some of the path surfaces can be slippery in wet weather and there are some gentle slopes, but the walk will be at a gentle pace so that people can take their time if the going is a bit difficult. There will be frequent opportunities to rest when the guide stops to talk about what can be seen. No steep climbs or descents.

Further Information

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.

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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

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. 

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.

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