Meandering in the Misbourne Valley
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Join us on this 10 mile walk taking in the delights of the Misbourne Valley in the Chiltern Hills ANOB (Area of outstanding natural beauty), Buckinghamshire.
We will start our walk in Great Missenden, famous for being the home to Roald Dahl. Heading out of Missenden we head up hill through the village of Prestwood which dates back to the Middle Ages.
We then head across fields, skirting a number of woods passing Hampden House (previous home of the Earls of Buckinghamshire) before continuing along the Chiltern way, past Hampden Bottom.
Heading further into the Chiltern Hills we head up Cobblershill (post lunch stop), walking alongside Cockshoots wood, picking up the South Bucks Way.
Heading downhill we walk through Coneybank Wood, hopefully seeing carpets of bluebells before heading back into Great Missenden
Is it dog friendly? Dogs are welcome but please note and abide by the Countryside Code (https://tinyurl.com/rlqvp3h) and be prepared for a couple of stiles / hills on the walk. Please also remember not everyone loves dogs as much as you do so please be mindful of other members.
New Members - I would like to warmly welcome any new members looking perhaps to try this as their first Outdoor Lads event. You may find this link useful https://www.outdoorlads.com/my-first-event or if you have If you have any questions then feel free to message me.
Photo credits: All photos taken by Ian Williams. Permission given to OutdoorLads to reuse
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What to bring
Water: bring at least two litres
Medicines: if you have hay fever, diabetes, minor ailments etc.
Day rucksack: typically 20-30 litres, they are comfortable to wear and allow you to use your arms freely
Boots: waterproof and breathable and designed for hiking/walking
Socks: proper walking socks will keep your feet dry and help prevent blisters
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 no jeans as they become heavy and cold in the rain, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry and on warm days shorts are OK
Waterproof jacket: essential when hiking in all but the calmest of weather, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry
Hat or cap: stay shaded on sunny days
Sunglasses: for any sunny day
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
Food & drink
Bring a packed lunch and plenty to drink, especially if it's going to be a warmer day. There are options for picking up food & drink at the Co-op near the station, however there are no shops on the walk