A Blue Tin of Autumn Delights! (2901)

Thursday 28 Oct ~ 9:45 AM

Autumn in the Chilterns can be truly spectacular and a walk at this time of year is irresistible!  Our 8-mile walk from Stoke Row takes us through the famous Chilterns beech woods as they turn rich hues of orange, red and yellow.  We pass through Checkendon and on to Garson’s Farm for a refreshment stop at Blue Tin Produce, a little hidden gem, then return via Scot’s Farm.  Along the way we hope to discover mediaeval fresco paintings, sculpture by the renowned war artist Eric Kennington, stunning glass windows by Laurence Whistler and John Hayward, and a haunting sculpture by John Buckley.  There were also our usual nature notes and other discoveries along the way! 

Route Details

8 miles
5.75 hours
Fairly strenuous (challenging - steep gradients, rough terrain)


£8 for children aged 12-18
£10 for adults and £8 for children aged 12-18

Meeting arrangements

Meet by the Chapel, Newlands Lane, Stoke Row

Walk Leader

Philippa Sanders, Pipsticks Walks

Family Friendly

Children 12 years + welcome but must be capable of walking the distance and must be accompanied by their parent/guardian who shall be responsible for them at all times during the walk.


Well defined paths and tracks but uneven, rough or muddy in places. Total ascent/descent 700ft (214m), steep in part. Some gates. No stiles.

Further Information

Please dress appropriately for a walk in the countryside, and having regard to the British weather! Paths may be rough and muddy in part. 
A small rucksack is useful for personal items such as water, snacks, spare clothing etc. We advise walkers to carry facemask, hand sanitiser and personal first aid.
Mid-walk refreshment break at Blue Tin Produce - pay locally (and an opportunity to purchase some wonderful local Chilterns produce).
Pub and village shop café in Stoke Row.

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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.