Walk Programme
Autumn 2018
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                                                      December
                                                      MYSTERY WALK
Sunday 30th December                   LCP  9.30 am                6 miles maximum
Leader Julian Chritchlow & June Ayres                              Tel: 07770 344914
                                     MONTHLY SHORT ’MYSTERY’ WALK
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.

                                                         JANUARY

Sunday 6th January                       LCP  8.30 am                               5.5 miles
Leader Tom Henrick                                                  Tel: 07970 479007
Start Place: Winslow Greyhound Lane car park 9.00 am (the car park is at the Buckingham
                 end of Winslow, off Greyhound Lane).  The walk will be about 5.5 miles long
                 with the intention to finish at 11.30
Route: The walk is gentle and may be varied according to ground conditions. A short
              stop is included half way. There are public toilets at the car park but none on
              the walk. The walk is on the same Sunday as Winslow Farmers Market which
              Is on from 10.00 to 13.00. It is an excellent farmers market and the idea is
              to finish the walk at the market for people to wander around at their leisure.
              The car park is about 400 yards away

Thursday 10th January       Meet at the start place at 10.00 am           7 miles
Leader: Paul Harding                                             Tel: 07874 165063
Start Place: Start Studham at 10.00 am, small car park near war memorial, otherwise
                street parking near Red Lion. Postcode: LU6 2QA.          Grid ref: TL023157
Route:   A hilly walk as we cross and re-cross the Gade valley. Good views
Pub Stop: Red Lion, Studham (at end of walk)


                                                     MYSTERY WALK
Sunday 13th January                   LCP  9.30 am                 6 miles maximum
Leader: Julian Chritchlow & June Ayres                           Tel: 07770 344914
                          MONTHLY SHORT ’MYSTERY’ WALK
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 20th January LCP  8.45 am                         6-7 miles
Leader: Dom and Tracey Davies                                         Tel: 01525 374429
Start Place: Ashridge Monument at 9.30 am
Route: Aldbury Common, Berkhamsted Lodge, Ashridge College, Witches Hollow,
              Witchcraft Hill and back to start.
Pub Stop: Coffee at the cafe after the walk

Thursday 24th January      Meet at the start place at 10.00 am   6 miles
Leader: Alan Brown                 Tel: 01525 383183/07929 915180
Start Place: Harlington Village Hall car park at 10.00 am.           Grid Ref: TL037304
                   Postcode LU5 6LS
Route:    Harlington, Streatley, Sharpenhoe Clappers, Sharpenhoe, Harlington
Pub Stop:  Carpenters Arms

Sunday 27th January LCP  9.00 am                    7.5 miles
Leader: Maggie                 Tel: 01525 237977/07966 451875
Start Place: Recreation ground car park, off Bradway, Whitwell          GR: TL183210
Route: Walk takes in the rolling Chilterns countryside around Whitwell past Minden
              Chapel and St Paul’s Warden
Pub Stop: TBA

                                          February

                                                     BREAKFAST WALK
Sunday 3rd February LCP  9.00 am                        5 miles
Leader: Mike Shephard                                                    Tel: 01525 755590
Start Place: Car Park at “The Giffard Park”, Broadway Avenue, Giffard Park,
                  Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK14 5QN,                    Grid Ref: SP859424
                  The Breakfast menu can be seen on their website:  
www.sizzlingpubs.co.uk/findapub/southeast/thegiffardparkmiltonkeynes/breakfast
menu
Please ring me by Monday 28th January 2019 if you would like breakfast
Route:   Giffard Park, Great Linford, St Peter’s church, Grand Union canal back to Giffard
Park
Pub Stop: The Giffard Park (the pub is opposite Rohan’s shop.)

Thursday 7th February        Meet at the start place at 10.00 am     5 miles
Leader: Mike Shephard                                         Tel: 01525 755590
Start Place: Harlington Village Hall car park at 10.00 am.          Grid Ref: TL037304
                  Postcode LU5 6LS
Route:   Harlington Vale (The Bottoms) Trail
Pub Stop: The Carpenter Arms

                                                        MYSTERY WALK
Sunday 10th February LCP  9.30 am          6 miles maximum
Leader: Julian Chritchlow                                          Tel: 07770 344914
                               MONTHLY SHORT ’MYSTERY’ WALK
              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.

                                      FIFTH SECTION OF THE CAPITAL RING
Saturday 16th February                                   10.5 miles
Leader: Wendy Ley                       Tel: 01582 867576/07927 342658
Start Place: Details of meeting place and timings will be circulated nearer the date
Route: Osterley Lock to South Kenton via Hanwell, Greenford, Horsenden Hill and
              Harrow on The Hill
Pub Stop: Packed lunch required

Sunday 17th February LCP  9.30 am                             6 miles
Leader:    Jill Watt                                            Tel: 01525 371927
Start Place: Jockey End, Gaddesden Row. Post Code HP2 6AG.     Grid Ref: TL040137
Route: Jockey End, Great Gaddesden, Gaddesden Place, Jockey End
Pub Stop: TBA

Thursday 21st February         Meet at the start place at 10.00 am 7 miles
Leader: Paul Harding                                            Tel: 07874 165063
Start Place: Little Brickhill opposite church, street parking. Postcode: MK17 9LZ.
                   Paul will meet you here for 10:00 start                    Grid ref: SP909324
Route:     Woburn woods and golf course, Aspley Heath and Bow Brickhill. A few stiles
Pub Stop     TBA (at end of walk)

Sunday 24th February LCP  9.00 am                             11 miles
Leader: Wendy Ley                      Tel: 01582 867576/07927 342658
Start Place: Buckwood Road, Markyate (near bungalows).
                  Wendy will meet you here at 9.30 am
Route:        Markyate, Kensworth, Caddington and return to Markyate
Pub Stop:   Please bring a packed lunch

                                          March

Sunday 3rd March                       LCP  9.00 am                              10 miles
Leader: Mike Shephard                                           Tel: 01525 755590
Start Place: Tetsworth (near Thame) Marshend Road by village green.
                   Post code: OX9 7AU                                    Grid ref: Map180 SP686020
Route: By Thame Park, Moreton, Ryecote chapel and park, Oxfordshire Way
              back to Tetsworth
Pub Stop: The Old Red Lion opposite village green

Thursday 7th March        Meet at the start place at 10.00 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
                   at 10.00 am. Postcode: MK17 9DU.                    Grid ref: SP983325
Route: A circular 5.5 mile countryside walk around Eversholt
Pub Stop: Food and refreshments at the Green Man Pub (food orders, if wanted,
                can be taken before the walk)

                                                 MYSTERY WALK
Sunday 10th March                    LCP  9.30 am                   6 miles maximum
Leader: Julian Chritchlow & June Ayres                            Tel: 07770 344914
                       MONTHLY SHORT ’MYSTERY’ WALK
                 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 17th March                    LCP  8.45 am                                11 miles
Leader: Andrea Deeley                    Tel: 01525 635921/07713 718389
Start Place: Ampthill Park West Car Park, nearest postcode: MK45 2GQ,
                   Walk start time: 9.30 am                                     Grid Ref: TL024383
Route: Some well-known and lesser known paths in open country around Ampthill,
              Maulden, Clophill and Flitton
Pub Stop: Please bring a packed lunch. Café by Ampthill Park Central Car Park/Sports
                Ground

Thursday 21st March       Meet at the start place at 10.00 am    7 miles
Leader:      Liz North                                           Tel: 01582 607570
Start Place: Ampthill Park, West Car park. Post code MK45 2GQ. at 10.00 am
                                                                                                Grid ref: TL024382
Route: Ampthill Park, Coopers Hill, Steppingley, Millbrook Warren, Millbrook and
              return to Ampthill Park
Pub Stop: TBA

Sunday 24th March                         LCP  8.45 am                             7 miles
Leader: Dom & Tracey Davies                                       Tel: 01525 374429
Start Place: Canal Fields car park, Broadwater, Berkhamsted (recreational car park
                   the other side of the canal from Waitrose),            Grid Ref: SP989081
                   post code HP4 2AL.  Meet here at 9.20 am
Route: Berkhamsted, woods towards Ashridge, canal and back to start
Pub Stop: TBA

Sunday 31st March                       LCP  9.30 am                       5 miles approx
Leader: Liz & Mick                 Tel: 01525 373640/07789 121844 (Liz)
Start Place: Tring station at 10.00 am
Route: We will be walking across fields to Tring cutting and along the canal to
               Bulbourne following the old chalk quarries up to Marsworth where we will
               stop for break in cafe at Startops End. Return via series of locks with
               reservoirs on your right
Pub Stop: Aldbury
                                          April

Tuesday 2nd April            Meet at the start place at 10.00 am        8 miles
Leader: Maggie                                                Tel: 01525 237977/07966 451875
Start Place: The Raven, Hexton. Postcode SG5 3JB.                  Grid Ref: TL106306
Route: Towards Pegsdon and through the Pegsdon Hills then following the Icknield
              Way and John Bunyan trails to Barton Hills Nature Reserve. We return to
              Hexton via fields to the North of Barton. Great views all round including the
              Iron Age Fort of Ravensburgh Castle
Pub Stop:   The Raven, Hexton

Sunday 7th April                           LCP  8.45 am                        12 miles
Leader: Tim Corkett                                                               Tel: 01582 660010
Start Place: Gt Offley, park near churchyard on Kings Walden Road    GR: TL145268
                   Tim will meet you here for 9.30 am start
Route:        Gt Offley, St Paul's Walden, Preston, Charlton, Gt Offley
Pub Stop:   None.  Please bring packed lunch

                                                     MYSTERY WALK
Sunday 14th April                             LCP 9.30 am                  6 miles maximum
Leader: Julian Chritchlow & June Ayres                            Tel: 07770 344914
                       MONTHLY SHORT ’MYSTERY’ WALK
                      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.

Tuesday 16th April          Meet at the start place at 10.00 am           5.5 miles
Leader:       Tim & Kathy Howe                                                    Tel: 07790 411658
Start Place: Park Avenue, Next to St James’ Church, Silsoe          Grid Ref: TL082356
                  at 10.00 am
Route:    From Silsoe towards Higham Gobion and back past Wrest Park via Whitehall
              Plantation. Walk mainly through farmland
Pub Stop:  Afterwards at the Star and Garter pub

                                 SIXTH SECTION OF THE CAPITAL RING
Saturday 20th April                                    11.5 miles
Leader:        Wendy Ley                                       Tel: 01582 867576/07927 342658
Start Place:  Details of meeting place and timings will be circulated nearer the date
Route:         South Kenton to Highgate via Welsh Harp, Hendon Park, Hampstead, East
                   Finchley and Highgate Woods
Pub Stop:    Packed lunch required

Sunday 21st April                            LCP  9.30 am                                 6 miles
Leader:       Ken and Rita Barry                                                Tel: 01525 372036
Start Place:  Wilstone
Route:         Long Marston, Gubblecote
Pub Stop:    The Half Moon, Wilstone

                                     Marston Vale Timberland Trail
Sunday 28th April                          LCP  9.00 am                                 13 miles
Leader:        Maggie                                          Tel: 01525 237977/07966 451875
Start Place:  Marston Vale Forest Centre (parking charge)
Route:    A fairly strenuous walk with great views over Marston Vale and the surrounding
              area. From the Forest Centre, we go South to Lidlington then west up Jackdaw
              Hill overlooking Millbrook Proving Ground. We then go through Ampthill Park,
              through Ampthill and Kings Wood. Finally we go over fields to towards Houghton
              Conquest, through the unusual village of Stewartby and then round Stewartby
              Lake to return to the Visitor Centre. There are toilets at the start and finish and
              in Ampthill
Pub Stop: Tea/beer and cakes in the Visitor Centre


Tuesday 30th April               Meet at the start place at 10.00 am             7 miles
Leader:        Helen Shephard                                   Tel: 01525 755590/07858 237014
Start Place:  Car park, St Margaret’s Lane, Hudnall. Postcode: HB1 3BZ at 10.00 am
                                                                                                      Grid Ref: TL006128
Route:    Hudnall, Covetous Corner, Nettleden, Golden Valley, Little Gaddesden, Hudnall
Pub Stop:  The Red Lion, Dagnall


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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The meeting point for Sunday walks is the Library Car Park (LCP)
Weekday walks, the meeting point is the start point as specified in the programme
                       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.  Please contact
Andrea Deeley if you would like to discuss this (tel 01525 635921).
Andrea has some maps and books