Walk to the WW1 Trenches at Marlow Common (0801)

Saturday 16 Oct ~ 10:00 AM

Join us from 0930 or a bacon butty & cuppa (on the house) in the Teepee at The Royal Oak, Bovingdon Green, near Marlow. At 1000 we venture out by footpaths to Marlow Common. Enjoy an illustrated talk on the troops and their activities before exploring the preserved WW1 practice trenches. Soak up the magic of these beautiful beech woods, then stroll back to the pub for a beer or lunch if you fancy.

Route Details

Capacity
16
Distance
2 miles
Duration
2.25 hours
Pace
Leisurely
Difficulty
Fairly easy (some gentle inclines, steps/stiles)

Price

Child
Under 18s
Free

Meeting arrangements

The Royal Oak has a small car park, so please share cars if possible. If coming by train we are 1.6 miles from Marlow station, perhaps a half hour walk or 5 minute taxi ride to SL7 2JF

Walk Leader

Mike Hyde (historian and guide), Marlow Museum and the Royal Oak

Family Friendly

An easy walk to the woods with lots of local history to learn about. Starts and finishes at the fab Teepee, Everyone loves it!

Dogs Welcome

Dogs on leads welcome

Accessibility

A gentle stroll with some uneven woodland to negotiate, watch out for tree roots and undergrowth. There are a couple of roads to cross. Robust buggies will be fine, but unfortunately not wheelchairs or mobility scooters.

Further Information

Refreshments are available before the walk.  Water bottle filling station.  Walk returns to the Royal Oak in time to enjoy a drink or lunch if booked. Well behaved dogs very welcome on the walk and in the pub. Donations £10.00 per adult for Marlow Museum; children and dogs free

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