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Finchley & Hornsey Group

Finchley & Hornsey is a friendly group, open to everyone. We walk mainly in Herts and surrounding counties.

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
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Overview

A circular walk starting from the picturesque South Oxfordshire village of Ewelme and heads for Thomas Chaucer (Geoffrey Chaucer’s son) country, taking in sweeping and stunning views along the Chiltern scarp from Ewelme Park, a royal hunting ground at one time, and Swyncombe Downs. There will also be opportunities to visit two historic early Norman churches, St Botolph’s and St Mary The Virgin Church, Almhouses and School (the oldest in the country still in use), with the tombs of Thomas and Alice Chaucer. An undulating walk, footpaths can be slightly muddy in places after rain. Sturdy walking boots and hiking poles recommended as muddy paths can be slippery. Please bring a picnic lunch, and a mat to sit on during lunch. 

Sunday, 3 March 2024
Start time:
10:30 am
Estimated finish time:
4:30 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
17.7km / 11.0mi
Ascent:
320m / 1050ft
Type:
circular

Features

  • Car parking available
  • Car sharing available
  • Dog friendly
  • No Stiles

Starting point

Grid reference:
SU 64825 91178
Nearest postcode:
OX10 6JY
what3words:
hills.wand.texted
Start time:
10:30 am

Meet at the Recreation Ground Car Park at Ewelme, which is at the junction of High Street and Parson’s Lane. Search for Ewelme Recreation Ground in Google Maps.

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