The Medium Walking Group meet on the first Tuesday of every month at 10.00. The circular walks average 5-6 miles and are led by group members with a back marker. We stop regularly along the way to admire the view, take a sip of water, or just to get our breath back. Some people like to take photos. We also usually take a break at a half way point to have a banana or a small snack.
There are an average of 15 – 20 people on each walk. We normally finish the walk at lunchtime and sometimes go to the pub for a snack!
Most walks are within a 25 mile radius of Chinnor. Many of us are also members of the long walking group which offers another monthly walk on the 1st Tuesday of each month.
The mixed walking group also organise a short walking holiday from time to time. These have taken the form of exchange holidays with other U3A walking groups and Ramblers. We expect to organise the next mixed walking holiday of this type in 2018. Unfortunately we couldn’t find a partner of 2017.
If you are not sure whether our walks would be suitable for you, then why not give me a ring.
Each walk will indicate whether there are hills or stiles.
January – March 2019
All walks take place on the 3rd Tuesday of every month starting at 10.00.
January 15th Chris Melbourne Turville Heath
Starting at Turville Grange, Turville Heath GR SU747910
Circular walk of 5.7 miles, starting at the gates of Turville Grange, Turville Heath, taking in Pishill, Stonor Park and Southend. The route uses parts of the Oxfordshire Way and Shakespeare’s Way
February 19th Peter and Janet Lambert West Wycombe
Starting at West Wycombe Garden Centre GR SU826947
Through the village across the A4010 up onto Downley Common through to Naphill Common and down into Bradenham back across the A4010 and up to Nobles Farm and then back to the Golden Ball church and down into West Wycombe. Approx 5.5 miles.
March 19th Rob and Angela Holdaway Lane End/Freith
Starting at Lane End village car park GR SU806 919
Circular walk of around 5.5 miles, across open fields and through beech woods, with views of the Hambleden Valley. Starting at Lane End, the route skirts around Freith, then Little Freith, across three commons, ending up back in Lane End.
Members are reminded to wear suitable footwear and be prepared for rain.
Members’ dogs are allowed at the discretion of the walk leader who should be consulted beforehand. Owners will be responsible for their dogs at all times.
Members may bring children on the walk provided they are used to coping with the distance and terrain and are well behaved!
If you would like more information about a particular walk then please contact the walk leader. In the case of inclement weather then contact the walk leader to check if the walk is still to go ahead.
Please share cars if possible. If you would like a lift to the start then contact the walk leader or myself.