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Chilterns Weekend Walkers

Chilterns Weekend Walkers

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Overview

Aylesbury has a newly constructed Greenway footpath / cycleway along the northern perimeter of Aylesbury from Aylesbury Parkway Train Station to the Buckingham Park housing estate, taking in the ruins of St. Peters Church conservation area where there was an Elizabethan village, manor and estate. All tarmac but there could possibly be isolated areas of shallow flooding if following a prolonged wet period. 
The early part of our walk has some pavement walking. There are views of gentle hills and villages to the North and we walk quite close to the land-mark wind turbine.
There are opportunities for a comfort break in lightly wooded areas in the middle third of the walk.
We walk through historical areas of Aylesbury town centre, including Pebble Lane, past the unusual St. Mary's Church and museum.

Return to Aylesbury Parkway via Chiltern Railways at 56minutes past the hour, bring card for payment.

Please book for this walk by emailing alan.t.cooper.1@gmail.com or text 07550002345 with a short message with your name and mobile number, mentioning Aylesbury Walk and you will receive confirmation and be added to the temporary Whatsapp group for this specific walk to be updated with its status, which will be confirmed by mid-day the previous day at the latest. There will be no charge for this walk but you will need to bring payment for the return train journey likely to cost £4 and any refreshments.

This is a fair-weather walk which will only go ahead if it is favourable, check calendar for latest updates, final decision will be made by 9am Saturday 6th Jan and will be postponed if the forecast is poor.

Update Tue 2nd Jan: Weather forecast looks good and no train strike so am expecting to go ahead as planned.

Our Calendar:

https://sites.google.com/view/chilternsweekendwalkers/our-walks

Walking boots/poles are not required. This is a leisurely walk on tarmac.
Please bring a packed lunch unless you prefer to break off from the group when we reach Aylesbury to eat in the town centre and take a later train, or some may like to take a later meal conveniently at Miller and Carter after we return to the Parkway.
Opportunity for a cafe stop (Esquires) either in Aylesbury town centre or after the train ride at (another Esquires) next to the impressive new Lucas Furniture showroom by Aylesbury Parkway at the end, depending on our pace.

Well controlled dogs are welcome.

Sunday, 7 January 2024
Start time:
11:15 am
Estimated finish time:
3:05 pm
Difficulty:
Leisurely
Distance:
9.2km / 5.7mi
Ascent:
24.4m / 80ft
Type:
linear

If you need a wheelchair pushing please let me know in advance giving as much notice as possible.
If you know you will be coming (weather permitting) and will be happy to push a wheelchair, please also let me know.

Time:
11.15am, aiming to catch the 14.56 hourly train back to Aylesbury Parkway (7minute journey)  from Aylesbury station (£4) as the walk is linear.

Starting Point:
Vale Parkway, Bicester Rd, Aylesbury HP18 0PS (not the main Aylesbury Town Station)
(Aylesbury Parkway Railway Station carpark is free on Sundays.) Do not park in the nearby Lucas car-park which is restricted.
Google map:
https://maps.app.goo.gl/77pjs22omNSc97QL8

You may have the option to travel to Aylesbury Parkway by train instead of car, in which case you require the 11.03 arrival.

Features

  • Refreshments available (Pub/cafe)
  • Toilets available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Car parking available
  • Dog friendly
  • Introductory walk
  • No car needed
  • Pushchair friendly
  • No Stiles
  • Family-Friendly
  • Wheelchair accessible

Starting point

Grid reference:
SP 78664 15356
Nearest postcode:
HP18 0PE
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Start time:
11:15 am

Vale Parkway, Bicester Rd, Aylesbury HP18 0PS (not the main Aylesbury Town Station) (Aylesbury Parkway Railway Station carpark is free on Sundays.) Do not park in the nearby Lucas car-park which is restricted. https://maps.app.goo.gl/77pjs22omNSc97QL8 You may have the option to travel to Aylesbury Parkway by train instead of car, in which case you require the 11.03 arrival.

Finishing point

Grid reference:
SP 81762 13482
Nearest postcode:
HP20 1RU
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Estimated finish time:
3:05 pm

We take the train from Aylesbury back to Vale Parkway at 56minutes past the hour (14:56) £4 bring payment.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking