Princes Risborough circular (ref 1206)

Saturday 24 Oct ~ 10:00 AM

Join us on a 9 mile circular walk in the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, starting from Princes Risborough. We will follow the Ridgeway National Trail up to Whiteleaf Hill with its mysterious chalk cross and far reaching views where we will find out more about this chalk downland nature reserve, its history and how its managed for wildlife. We will continue through stunning beech woodlands and an iron age hill fort on our way to Buckmoorend Farm where we will stop for lunch. We will take a different route back to the station. We'll be sharing the walk with Annette Weiss from the Chilterns Conservation Board.

 

Buckmoorend Farm are champions of local produce. They are offering a special lunch deal for £5 (see below) which must be pre-booked. They will set up an area in their large haybarn for us to have our lunch. Farmer Dan Hoare will hopefully be on hand to come and give a short talk and Q&A session on how he manages the farm with the environment in mind.  

Lunch options: Beef Burger/Hotdog/Soup/Feta, Roasted Veg & Pesto Burger plus hot/cold drink. Gluten free options available for all of the above choices and they can make the soup vegetarian or vegan. The meat is all home-grown, grass-fed from the farm. 

Route Details

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

Price

Free. There is a £5 special lunch option which must be pre-booked.

Meeting arrangements

This circular walk will start from Princes Risborough rail station which is approximately 50 minutes from London Marylebone. If travelling from London a return ticked should be purchased (£22.50 off-peak return). A car park (£5.50) and bike racks are available at the station. The walk will begin at 10:00, if you are going to be late please call or text the walk leader

Walk Leader

BMC

Public Transport Links

starts at Princes Risborough railway station

Family Friendly

Under 18’s are welcome provided they can walk the distance, and are to be directly supervised at all times on the day by their parent or legal guardian who will take full responsibility for their care and welfare throughout the day.

Dogs Welcome

Dogs on leads welcome

Further Information

Although technical ground will not be encountered it is recommended that a good pair of walking boots are warn as some sections may be muddy. As it is October, please bring suitable waterproof clothes, warm layers and a spare change.

How to Book

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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. 

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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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!