The Lambert Arms, an old coaching inn situated at the crossroads of millennia, is the perfect place from which to explore the highways and byways of the Chilterns escarpment. Our journey on foot starts out along the ancient Icknield Way (Ridgeway National Trail) and, after discovering a vanished railway, we climb the hill on the medieval ‘London Weye’ and the old London to Oxford turnpike. Continuing through the famous Chilterns beechwoods and out onto Beacon Hill we have time to marvel at the panoramic views, including the impressive M40 Stokenchurch cutting. An old ‘hollowway’ then leads us back down to the Icknield way and from here it is a short walk back to the Lambert Arms.
Please bring drink and snacks for personal consumption during the walk. We will take a short break on Beacon Hill.
No facilities on route.
Refreshments available at the Lambert Arms (pay locally).
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.
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