Explore Chinnor's Old Kiln Lakes, where historic quarries have been regenerated to attract a wide range of wildlife, including swans, geese and the iconic red kites. We then visit a beehive kiln, a rare survivor from the site's industrial past, before heading out onto the Ridgeway, where we visit Oakley Hill nature reserve, home to rare chalk grassland flora and fauna, with superb views over Oxfordshire from the edge of the Chiltern escarpment. We return to Chinnor via the historic sunken way of Donkey Lane, in time for the 13.30 steam train departure, an hour's return journey to Princes Risborough, giving lovely views of the Chilterns, through Bledlow towards Whiteleaf Cross.
The walk is free, but you must also book a ride on the steam train. 'As soon as you have booked your walk tickets, please book your train tickets for the 1330 departure by visiting: www.chinnorrailway.co.uk. Please book a flexible ticket, as advance reserved seats for the 1330 departure are sold out. Over 50% of the train seats are available on the day, so a flexible ticket will guarantee you a seat
A picnic lunch can be eaten on the train, or refreshments can be bought on the train or at the railway's catering marquee at Chinnor station. Toilets at the station and on the train.