A stroll around: THE MANOR!

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Dec 04

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Minor hill, short 8 mile stroll, plenty of rest stops

A short and sweet Sunday stroll around the chequers estate with a vast hilltop view point.

If it's a clear day your view will be fantastic (subject to individual eyesight limits and anyone taller in front of you).

If it's not a clear day, the views are still pretty good.

We will pass a pub for optional lunch stop/a fruity cider for the leader 😉

THE MANOR: Chequers, or Chequers Court, is the country house of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. A 16th-century manor house in origin.

William Hawtrey built the current mansion around 1565, and it may have involved the reconstruction of an earlier building. A reception room in the house bears his name today. Soon after its construction, Hawtrey acted as a custodian at Chequers for Lady Mary Grey, younger sister of Lady Jane Grey and great-granddaughter of King Henry VII. Lady Mary had married without the monarch's consent and was banished from court by Queen Elizabeth I and kept confined as punishment. Lady Mary remained at Chequers for two years. The room where she slept from 1565 to 1567 remains in its original condition.


This walk is suitable for dogs. I love having dogs on walks and encourage people to bring them.

NB: THE ROUTE PASSES THROUGH AN MI5 CONTROLLED ESTATE. DOGS MUST WEAR A LEAD FOR THIS SHORT SECTION! You aren't allowed to carry any weapons either, apparently, its frowned upon.

Image credits: Photos taken by walk leader

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