Local Area Events: London & South East

Start time: 10:00

BMC London & SE Area hill walk & litter pick – the Chilterns

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Location of event
Princes Risborough rail station, Station Approach, Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire, HP27 9DN [View in google maps]
Type of event
Join us for a 9-mile walk in the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on Saturday 29 June 2019.

This circular walk in support of the BMC’s Hills 2 Oceans Campaign will start and finish at Princes Risborough rail station and provide a great opportunity to get out in the local countryside and meet with other BMC members whilst enjoying a fine hill walk and helping to remove litter from our hill sides. This is a joint event with the Chilterns Conservation Board as part of Year of Green Action - helping us look after the Chilterns.

Start Point: Princes Risborough railway station 
Start Time: 10:00
End Point: Princes Risborough railway station 
End Time: 17:00 (approx.)
Distance: 9 miles
Total Ascent: 1300 feet

Lunch: Buckmoorend Farm 
£5.50 for a lunch deal which must be booked in advance online 
Buckmoorend Burger: £5.50; Halloumi, Roasted Veg & Pesto Burger: £5.50; Hotdog: £5.50; Soup: £5.50.
All meals come with a hot or cold drink. Dietary needs can be catered for if known in advance - please let us know at the time of booking. Other drinks and snacks are available there on the day without the need to pre-order.

Route: We will follow the Ridgeway National Trail up to Whiteleaf Hill with its mysterious chalk cross and far reaching views where we will find out more about this chalk downland nature reserve, its history and how its managed for wildlife. We will do some litter picking around the car park before continuing through stunning beech woodlands and an iron age hillfort on our way to Buckmoorend Farm where we will stop for lunch. Buckmoorend Farm is a small, family run farm surrounded by natural woodland and nestled in the beautiful Chiltern Hills. It is part of the Chequers Estate, and is steeped in history. We will take a different route back to Princes Risborough, through wooded hills.

Terrain: Mixed terrain will be encountered along the route, mostly metaled paths will be used however there are some sections along grass tracks which may be muddier underfoot. It is essential that a good pair of walking boots are worn with a decent sole to aid with stability on the muddy and slippery sections.

Further information about the walk: see the attached pre-event information sheet.

The number of places on this walk is limited, if you would like to attend please inform BMC London & SE Area volunteer hill walking rep Chris Stone: lsehillwalking@hotmail.com

Created by Tony Ryan on 24/05/2019 17:16:24
Last Amended by Tony Ryan on 29/05/2019 15:06:45