Walk Programme
Winter 2017/18
Sunday departure (Dep:) times are from LCP (the Leighton Buzzard Library car park) unless otherwise stated. Tuesday departure (Dep:) times are from TLC (Tiddenfoot Leisure Centre car park) unless otherwise stated. If you are going direct to the start of the walk, check with the leader to ensure no last minute changes. Please will those wishing to take dogs contact the leader beforehand as some prefer to exclude dogs on their walks.
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                                                December

MINCE PIE WALK
Sunday 17th December LCP  9.00 am 6 miles maximum
Leader: Dom & Tracey Davies                                 Tel: 01525 374429
Start Place The Barn in Heath & Reach.  Park at The Barn or roadside parking nearby. 
Dom and Tracey will meet you there and the walk will start at 9.15 am
Route Walk will start from The Barn and take in the surrounding area
Pub Stop Refreshments at The Barn after the walk (Contact Tracey for booking
form)

Thursday 28th December TLC  9.30 am               6 miles
Leader: Nigel Nauth-Misir                             Tel: 01525 374024
Start Place Woburn public car park opposite St Mary's Church
Route Woburn village and estate
Pub Stop tba

                                                         January

Sunday 7th January LCP  9.30 am         6 miles
Leader John & Linda Hartley                           Tel: 01525 372525
Start Place Car park at Ivinghoe Beacon for a 10.00 am start
Route Walk from the car park through Ashridge and down towards Stocks. Return
via the Ridgeway with an optional extra mile up the Beacon.
As this is the morning after Twelfth Night bring any surplus festive food and
drink to share
Pub Stop tbc


Thursday 11th January TLC  9.15 am         6.5 miles
Leader Marie Montague   Tel: 01582 512750/07729 155628
Start Place Peter's Green, opposite Bright Star Pub                 GR:TL142190
                   Marie will meet you here at 10.00 am 
Route Upper Lea valley and Someries Castle
Pub Stop tba

Sunday 14th January LCP  9.30 am 6 miles maximum
Leader Julian Chritchlow & June Ayres Tel: 01525 630562/07770 344914
‘MONTHLY SHORT SUNDAY WALK’ (see Notices)
If you want to know where this walk is in advance please call Julian on the
Friday or Saturday before, or just turn up for a "mystery
              walk".

Sunday 21st January                     LCP  9.30 am           5 miles approx.
Leader Liz Burnett        Tel: 01525 376399/07789 121844
Start Place Meet at top of Bishopstone Road, Stone.             GR SP783123
Route Walk takes in Hartwell House along North Bucks Way to Waddon Hill Farm
and Eythorpe Park, returning along Midshire Way
Pub Stop Rose and Crown, Stone

WALK LIKE THE CLAPPERS
Thursday 25th January TLC  9.30 am              7 miles
Leader Ray Wood                             Tel: 07914 399351
Start Place Harlington Village Hall 10.00 am. Post code: LU5 6LS 
                                                                                     GR: TL037304
Route Circular walk via Sundon Hills and Sharpenhoe Clappers
Pub Stop Carpenters Arms

Sunday 28th January   LCP  9.30 am   Figure of eight walk 7.5 miles
Leader Frank Parisi                             Tel: 07962 468500
Start Place Meet up at The Valiant Trooper, Aldbury, HP23 5RW. Park in nearby
public car park, or on the street. Frank will meet you here for a 10 am start                                                                  
GR: SP964123
Route Walk from Aldbury to Grand Union canal, past Bulbourne, around one of the
Tring lakes and back to Aldbury
Pub Stop Valiant Trooper, Trooper Rd, Aldbury

                                                February

Sunday 4th February LCP  9.00 am           9.5 miles
Leader Wendy Ley    Tel: 01582 867576/07927 342658
Start Place Track alongside Cow Roast Inn, London Road, Tring (Post Code HP23
5RF). Wendy will meet you here at 9.30 am
                                           Grid Ref:OS Map 181 103957/ SP956103
Route Grand Union Canal Circular Walk - Berkhamsted to Tring
Pub Stop Bring packed lunch

This will be a mud free walk using the Redways of Milton Keynes (The walk
can be done in trainers)
Thursday 8th February TLC  9.30 am              5 miles
Leader Gill King                           Tel: 07857 851164
Start Place Camphill Cafe, Japonica Lane, Willen, Milton Keynes MK15 9NJ
http://www.camphillmk.co.uk/. Park in the public car parking to the right as
you enter Japonica Lane and meet outside the cafe. Start time 10.00 am                                                  
GR: SP871405
Route The walk will take in Willen Lake North, the Tree Cathedral and the Campbell
Park Art Trail
At the end of the walk there is an opportunity to have coffee or lunch at the cafe. It
would be helpful if you could let Gill know a week beforehand if you plan to do this, if
possible, so that a table can be reserved for walkers. Contact me on 07857 851164
for more information.

Sunday 11th February LCP  9.30 am 6 miles maximum
Leader Julian Chritchlow        Tel: 01525 630562/07770 344914
‘MONTHLY SHORT SUNDAY WALK’ (see Notices)
If you want to know where this walk is in advance please call Julian on the
Friday or Saturday before, or just turn up for a "mystery
              walk".

The Capital Ring Taster - please see notes in Events
Saturday 17th February                      10 miles
Leader Wendy Ley      Tel: 01582 867576/07927 342658
Route Woolwich to Grove Park
Highlights Thames Barrier, Woolwich Common and Eltham Palace.
    Please contact Wendy for details of meeting place and timings.
    Packed lunch required.

BREAKFAST WALK
Breakfast will be served at 9.30 am.  Walk will follow after. 
See Events for details.
Sunday 18th February LCP  9.00 am       5.5 miles
Leader Julian Chritchlow Tel: 01525 630562/07770 344914
Start Place The George & Dragon, Quainton
Route Level Crossing Keepers Cottage, past Lower and Upper South Farms,
Littleton Manor Farm, Little Manor Holding and back via the Outer Aylesbury
Ring. In following the route we cross and re-cross some of the railway
lines that pass through Quainton Station (now Bucks Railway Centre) so I
will try to supply some information about these lines.

Tuesday 20th February TLC  9.30 am     8 miles
Leader Mike Shephard                          Tel: 01525 755590
Start Place Wiggington Playing Fields Car park.                 GR: SP938099
Route Hastoe, Tring Station, Aldbury, Cow Roast
Pub Stop Greyhound (bring packed lunch)

Sunday 25th February LCP  8.45 am       11.5 miles
Leader Andrea Deeley    Tel: 01525 635921/07713 718389
Start Place Litchborough village, Northants (off A5). Postcode: NN12 8JB,
  Roadside parking in village near church. Walk start time approx 9.40 am.
                                                                                        GR: SP635545                                                                                                                                            
Route Litchborough, Farthingstone, Church Stowe, Grand Union Canal, Upper
Stowe
Pub Stop Old Dairy Farm Craft Centre Tea Room, Upper Stowe

                                                  March

Sunday 4th March                LCP  9.00 am                        8 miles
Leader Maggie    Tel: 01525 237977/07966 451875
Start Place The Raven Pub in Hexton, SG5 3JB                GR: TL106307
Route Billed by The Guardian as one of the best walks in Southern England, it
offers panoramic views over the rolling hills believed to be the 'delectable
mountains' from Bunyan's Pilgrims Progress. The walk starts with a steep
climb up to the Pegsdon Hills and continues more gently along the hilltops
following parts of the Icknield Way and Bunyan trail to Barton Hills. It takes
in the nature reserves at Barton and Pegsdon and views of Ravensburgh
Castle
Pub Stop The Raven, Hexton

Thursday 8th March TLC  9.30 am              7 miles
Leader Liz North                              Tel: 01582 607570
Start Place Studham. Parking in small car park near clock tower or on road near Red
Lion.                                                        GR: TL023158
              Liz will meet you here at 10.00 am.
Route Studham Common, Roe End, Markyate, Kensworth, Holywell, Studham. An
easy walk with few slopes
Pub Stop Red Lion, Studham

Sunday 11th March                LCP  9.30 am       6 miles maximum
Leader Julian Chritchlow & June Ayres Tel: 01525 630562/07770 344914
‘MONTHLY SHORT SUNDAY WALK’ (see Notices)
If you want to know where this walk is in advance please call Julian on the
Friday or Saturday before, or just turn up for a  "mystery
              walk".

Sunday 18th March LCP  9.30 am           6.5 miles
Leader John & Linda Hartley Tel: 01525 372525/07719 717518
Start Place Cholesbury Common cricket ground near Full Moon pub for
                 10.00 am start                                                    GR: SP934071
Route The walk will include Hawridge, Bellingdon and Chartridge
Pub Stop The Full Moon

Thursday 22nd March TLC  9.30 am           5.5 miles
Leader Nigel and Leslie Nauth-Misir                          Tel: 01525 374024
Start Place Meet at the car park of The Green Man pub, Eversholt, near Woburn
MK17 9DU                                              GR:SP984324
Route A circular countryside walk around Eversholt
Pub Stop Food and refreshments at the Green Man pub. (Food orders, if wanted, can
be taken before the walk)

Sunday 25th March               LCP  9.00 am         10.5 miles
Leader Tim Corkett                             Tel: 01582 660010
Start Place Recreation Ground car park at the junction of Hollybush Lane &
Friendless Lane, Flamstead. Tim will meet you here for a 9.30 am start.                                                                   
GR: TL076146
Route Flamstead, Stags End, Briden's Camp and return to Flamstead via the
Chiltern Way
Pub Stop None. Please bring packed lunch


                                               April

Sunday 1st April                  LCP  9.30 am            5-6 miles
Leader Ken & Rita Barry                            Tel: 01525 372036
Start Place The Tree Cathedral, Whipsnade
Route Whipsnade Heath and Kensworth
Pub Stop Refreshments at the Downs Visitor Centre

Thursday 5th April                     TLC  9.30 am                  6.5 miles
Leader Helen Shephard                         Tel: 01525 755590
Start Place Cholesbury (parking place beside cricket club)
                                                                                       GR:SP934071
Route Cholesbury Fort, Drayton Wood, St Leonard's Common, Stonehill Wood,
Buckland Common and back to Cholesbury.  Woods, tracks, fields with
some stiles, and a surprise in the woods
Pub Stop The Full Moon, Cholesbury

Sunday 8th April                  LCP  9.30 am 6 miles maximum
Leader Julian Chritchlow & June Ayres Tel: 01525 630562/07770 344914
‘MONTHLY SHORT SUNDAY WALK’ (see Page 3)
If you want to know where this walk is in advance please call Julian on the
Friday or Saturday before, or just turn up for a "mystery
              walk".

Sunday 15th April                LCP  9.30 am                    6 miles
Leader Julian Chritchlow & June Ayres Tel: 01525 630562/07770 344914
Start Place Wellonhead Bridge (over Wendover Arm) Stableford Road Aston Clinton                                                                   
GR: SP888115
Route Wendover Arm to Bridge Farm, Drayton Manor, Aston Hill, Halton Camp,
Wendover Arm back to start point
Pub Stop tba

Thursday 19th April              TLC  9.30 am                     6.5 miles
Leader Maggie     Tel: 01525 237977/07966 451875
Start Place Caddington post office, Manor Rd, Caddington,LU1 4EE
                                                                                          GR:TL062195
Route Blows Downs.  Walk takes in some of the most varied landscapes in
Bedfordshire with some steep slopes and is partly covered by a nature
reserve
Pub Stop tba


Sunday 22nd April                 LCP  9.30 am                       9.5 miles
Leader Karen MacLaren                               Tel: 07484 312537
Start Place Park Street Car Park, Woburn, MK17 9PX at 10.00 am
                                                                                 GR: SP950331
Route Woburn Park, Eversholt, Milton Bryan and back to Woburn Park
Pub Stop tba


Sunday 29th April                 LCP  9.00 am                  5-6 miles
Leader Dom & Tracey Davies                            Tel: 01525 374429
Start Place Meet at the car park nearest to the monument in Ashridge at approx
9.30 am. Walk will start from here
Route Walk in the surrounding area
Pub Stop tba




IF YOU HAVE TO CANCEL A WALK, PLEASE TURN UP AT THE  MEETING POINT, OR SEND A    
REPRESENTATIVE TO LET OUR WALKERS KNOW

                                     WALK LEADERS NEEDED

We are in need of new walk leaders. If you could offer one walk a year, we
would be very grateful.
Another idea, is to share a walk with another rambler. We have some maps
and walk books if needed.

All walkers are advised to carry their own first aid kit. Walking is at your own risk.

                                       Need ideas for walks?
Try looking at www.walkinginbeds.co.uk, follow the link in Links


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