Walks 2016


The Christmas Crawl, 28 December 2016

Wednesday 28th December: Cadmore End. Gary, the leader, had managed to come up with a route with nearly 2700 feet of ascent in 15.1 miles yet still avoiding the climbs of Almshill Wood at Stonor, the short steep hill between Dolesden Lane and Turville Court, and on the return, Cobstone Hill and…

Three Explorers, 27 November 2016

Sunday 27th November: West Wycombe. Anyone thinking numbers must have plummeted on the Sunday walks should be reassured that the Three Explorers were actually the maps needed for this particular corner of the Chilterns. The group itself was a very respectable 21. The route was a figure of 8, or at…

Churches galore, and much much more, 21 August 2016

Sunday 21th August from Goring village CP. The "much much more" included a visit to the mediaeval Aldworth Giants effigies, two pub stops, and at the end, for some, the WI Teas (and cakes) at the lock in Goring where Goring and Streatley Concert Band were performing. There were also hills galore in…

Garsington to Chalgrove, 18 May 2016

Article and photos by Nick Lawrence. This often very wet walk was preceded by an exciting bus ride from Chalgrove to Garsington. The excitement was watching our bus inch past a hole in the road to get to our stop. We inspected two ways not to cross the Thame: the deep “ford” at Chippinghurst…

An April Amble, 6 April 2016

"An April Amble" was actually not an AAA walk but a midweek one on 6th April 2016. Starting at East Ilsley village pond, the route circled west and north to the Ridgeway near Ginge Down. The next day Ginge Manor House, the seat of SamCam's stepfather Viscount Waldorf Astor, got a mention in the…

Wendover Gap Anytime Challenge 20 February 2016

This was a group walk of the BBN group's 26.4-mile Wendover Gap Anytime Challenge on Saturday 20th February 2016 - the second AAA walk in two weeks. The route description is downloadable from the BBN website and comes with the added incentive of a badge subject to the correct answering of 5…

A Saturday Snowdrop Saunter, 6 February 2016

Pictures and words by Helen Abbott. This started out as an AAA walk organised by Steve W. for Saturday 6th February 2016 from Stokenchurch, a "training route" taking in 4,400 feet of height in 26.6 miles (with an optional second leg round most of the route again!). However, 7am saw me responding to…