Beautiful South Bucks
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BOOKING OPENS 1st MAY 2023
This walk is located in the county of Buckinghamshire; in fact in the exclusive southern area known as South Bucks, and often slightly patronisingly described by local ratepayers as "South Bucks, Darling". There will be several opportunities for brief pub stops on this early summer saunter.
It is a circular walk, approximately 11 miles in length.
Our walk starts (and ends) at Beaconsfield railway station. Starting from the station, we head north along the fringes of this fancy commuter town through Brown's Wood towards the fabulously-named Great Beard's Wood. Heading north-east, we pass farms and forest and do a fantastic loop through woodland and fields to the village of Coleshill.
Next stop is the adjacent Winchmore Hill: We then head north-west towards Penn Street before diving south-west to pass through the grounds of Penn House (seat of the parliamentarian Earl Howe).
We conduct an elegant 'figure of five' as we traverse Common Wood and Penn Bottom, skirting the village of Penn. The village itself has a deep but varied history dating back to the reign of Edward VI, but more recently featuring spies (Donald Maclean - whose ashes are scattered in the local churchyard), Ernest Saunders (who was involved in the Guinness share trading fraud) and Gaby Logan (the TV presenter).
Heading south (and slightly downhill), we reach the historic Royal Standard of England pub at Forty Green...there is enough history associated with this place to keep you going several days and much more than can be summarised here.
From Forty Green, it is not a long walk back to the station at Beaconsfield via Hogback wood.
Don't waste that space!
Spring and Summer walks mean lots of new and existing members excited to be getting out more. Please only book if you know you can make it. If your plans change please free up the space for someone else.
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What to bring
Water: bring at least a litre
Medicines: if you have any ailments etc.
Rucksack: or any other bag
Footwear: hiking boots or sturdy trainers.
Layered clothing: lets you quickly adapt to changes in the weather and body temperature. Go for a base layer (vest or t-shirt) and a mid layer (a micro fleece or shirt) and in cooler weather add an outer layer (a windproof jacket or thick fleece)
Trousers: ideally not jeans which become heavy and cold in the rain, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry and on warm days shorts are OK
Waterproof jacket: breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry
Hat or cap: stay warm in winter and shaded in summer
Sunglasses: for any sunny day, even in winter
Sun cream: can be useful even on cloudy and winter days
Snacks: bring biscuits, energy bars, gels, bananas, chocolate or dried fruit for example and put them somewhere easy to get hold of
Lunch: bring a packed lunch unless otherwise stated
Food & drink
You will need a packed lunch, and plenty of water and snacks to see you through the day. We will stop for a picnic lunch at a suitably scenic spot; for your own comfort you may wish to bring something to sit on