Walk Programme
Autumn 2017
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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                                                     October

Sunday 1st October LCP  9.00 am                6.5 miles
Leader:
Paul Harding                                    Tel: 07874 165063
Start Place Studham, small car park near war memorial. Please double park end-to-end with other Ramblers as car park is small. Otherwise street parking near Red Lion.  Paul will meet you here for 9:30 start
Route Little Gaddesden church, Dagnall, Icknield Way through golf course.  A hilly walk as we cross and re-cross the Gade valley. Good views.
Pub Stop Red Lion, Studham

Thursday 5th October TLC  9.30 am                   5 miles
Leader:
Tim Howe                                  Tel: 01525 379467/07790 411658
Start Place Outside St James Church Silsoe, at junction of Park Road and High Street. MK45 4EH                                         GR TL082356  
Route Circular walk offers good views with no hills and passes Old Park which was formerly park of the Wrest Park estate.  Progresses through Buckle Grove and past farms, across fields and former moats back to Silsoe. Stile free with mixed surfaces, one tree trunk and a main road to cross.
Pub Stop Star and Garter, Silsoe after walk.                          
                                        


Sunday 8th October 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 15th October LCP  9.15 am                 10 miles
Leader:
Andrea Deeley           Tel: 01525 635921/07713 718389
Start Place Wing recreation ground car park. Walks starts 9.30 am approx 
                Postcode:LU7 0NW.                                        GR: SP884227
Route Circular walk taking in Aston Abbots and Cublington. Mostly farmland and fields. Mixture of stiles and gates. Please bring a packed lunch
Pub Stop No. Leader will provide tea and cake after the walk


                 The Duke of Bridgewater and Canal Mania 1761
Thursday 19th October TLC  9.30 am                    6 miles
Leader:
Ted Herbert                                   Tel: 01525 374796
Start Place Recreation ground at Aldbury in the narrow road leading from Aldbury to Ivinghoe
Route Through Ashridge Estate to the monument dedicated to the Third Duke of Bridgewater (the founder of the canal system) and back via the Grand Union Canal
Pub Stop Greyhound Inn, Aldbury


Sunday 22nd October LCP  9.30 am                   8 miles
Leader:
John & Linda Hartley          Tel: 01525 372525/07719 717518
Start Place Wendover Library CP 10.00 am
Route An undulating walk in the Chilterns with fine views and one steep descent. Including Coombe Hill, Beacon Hill, Chequers and Dunsmore
Pub Stop Red Lion

Saturday 28th October
                                   GHOST WALK (See Events)


Sunday 29th October LCP  9.00 am                   9 miles
This is a figure of 8 walk so you could just do the first part (4.5 miles)

Leader:
Maggie          Tel: 01525 237977/07966 451875
Start Place The walk starts at the church on Bury Lane, Codicote.
Route The first loop goes to the east through Tagmore Green and Nip End. The second loop goes southeast crossing the River Mimram and through Codicote Heath
Pub Stop TBA. Please bring packed lunch


Tuesday 31st October TLC  9.30 am                   5 miles
Leader:
Mike Shephard                                   Tel: 01525 755590
Start Place Ampthill Park car park                     MK45 2HX,     GR: TL024382
Route Halloween Walk. Haunted Ampthill Park, Haunted Houghton House, Haunted Ampthill
Pub Stop tba

                                                  November

Friday 3rd November        St Barnabas Church Hall                   7.30 pm
                             GROUP AGM (see Events for details)


             Wings over Wing: a Trip Round the Old Airfield
Sunday 5th November           LCP  9.30 am                             7.5 miles
Leader:
Ted Herbert                                     Tel: 01525 374796
Start Place The car park in the Recreation Ground at Wing, opposite the Village Hall
Route Wing Church to Aston Abbotts, thence to Cublington and back to Wing, passing the WWII airfield and remaining buildings en route. Being in Bucks, the walk includes a few high stiles but it is generally flat and will be at moderate pace
Pub Stop The Cock Inn, after the walk

Sunday 12th November 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".

Thursday 16th November TLC  9.30 am                     7 miles
Leader:
Liz North                                   Tel: 01582 607570
Start Place Car park at Dunstable Downs Gateway Centre.  Liz will meet you here at 10.00 am.                                                    GR: TL 008198
Route Dunstable Downs, Green Lane, Maiden Bower, Sewell, Totternhoe. Steep climb at end of walk
Pub Stop Gateway Centre at end of walk

Sunday 19th November LCP  9.00 am                 6-7 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

Sunday 26th November LCP  9.30 am                   6 miles
Leader:
Ken & Rita Barry                                  Tel: 01525 372036
Start Place Studham
Route A circular walk in the Studham area
Pub Stop tba

Sunday 26th November
                                                   AREA AGM
This year the AGM will be hosted by Lea and Icknield (Luton) Group at Streatley Village Hall.  Details of the walk before the meeting will be circulated when available.

Thursday 30th November TLC  9.30 am                      6 miles
Leader:
Paul Harding                                    Tel: 07874 165063
Start Place Wilstone - Paul will meet you opposite Half Moon pub for 10:00 start. Street parking or Village Hall car park
Route Circular via canal towpaths and reservoirs
Pub Stop The Half Moon at Wilstone

                                                  December

Sunday 3rd December LCP  9.30 am                  6.5 miles
Leader:
Mike Shephard                                    Tel: 01525 755590
Start Place Toddington Village Hall. (If there is a function on at the village hall, park in the village and meet on the green at 10 am) LU5 6BS
                                                                                        GR: TL008288
Route Toddington to Milton Bryan and back via Happyland farm and Toddington Manor
Pub Stop The Bell, Toddington


Sunday 10th December 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".

Thursday 14th December TLC  9.30 am                 7 miles
Leader:
Maggie         Tel:
01525 237977/07966 451875
Start Place
Free car park in Woburn off Park Street.  Maggie will meet you at the start at 9.45
Route
The walk goes through Milton Bryan and Potsgrove with views of
Battlesden House

Pub Stop tba

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


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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