On an outdoor English film set
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This is a circular walk from Lane End (to the west of High Wycombe). We will be taking in picturesque English meadows, country houses, deer parks, hills and woodland and visiting the quintessential Chiltern village of Turville (which is the filmset for the Vicar of Dibley), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and a variety of other TV shows and films.
This walk is relatively challenging. It is approximately 13 miles in length and very undulating with some steep inclines. Having said that, the views and scenery will make it a very worthwhile and rewarding day out.
The walk does not start at a railway station. There are limited public transport options. Please read the transport section below carefully (particularly regarding the return leg).
(All images are from Google Image Search and are labelled 'Free to share and use'. Credits to David Hawgood, Rob Farrow, Jeremy Bolwell, Nigel Cox, Andrew Smith, Shaun Ferguson, Graham Horn)
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