Sunday, 5 May 2019
Meeting time: 9:00
Start time: 11:00
(Estimated finish time: 18:00)
Moderate 13 miles / 20.9 km
Hopefully timed to catch the bluebells at their peak, this fabulous walk will take us up and down a few hills, through the woods and into quintessential villages at the southern end of the Chilterns. A real mixture of terrain with three bluebell woods and a visit to Turville (aka "Dibley") with a view of the Chitty Chitty windmill.
[OPTIONAL] Meet at 9am at Shawford Down (next to Shawford Railway station) for car sharing opportunities. It's about a 1hr:30m drive to Watlington Hill. PLEASE CONTACT THE WALK LEADER IF YOU INTEND TO TRAVEL VIA SHAWFORD and can OFFER or REQUIRE a lift.
Grid reference: SU471250
Nearest postcode: SO21 2BN
Meeting time: 09:00
Watlington Hill CP NT. It's on the main road towards Watlington just west of the crossroads at Christmas Common. The postcode may take you up a farm track nearby - ignore it!!
Grid reference: SU709935
Nearest postcode: OX49 5HS
Start time: 11:00
This is a circular walk
We will stop for a picnic lunch after about 6 miles (approx 1:30pm) near the Barn at Turville Heath which provides an opportunity for toilets and also to purchase food and drink.
It would be possible to skip the first 2.5 miles (with one hill and one bluebell wood) by joining the walk about 1hr later. Alternative linear options would be possible if you can sort out your own logistics. Please contact the walk leader for further information.
Ascent: 564 m / 1850 feet
Surroundings: Village, Hill, Farmland, Woodland
Theme: Wildlife, nature, Adventure
Give us a try!
This is one of hundreds of Ramblers group walks for all ages and abilities every week - all led by our experienced walk leaders.
You’re welcome to join us on any of our walks to see if the Ramblers is for you. Then, once you’ve enjoyed the views, fun, exhilaration and good company, it’s just a case of becoming a member.
Do make sure you're fit enough and have the right footwear and clothing for the walk you want to do, though. You can contact the group or leader if in doubt.