Great Missenden

Sat 13th Sep 2008

Walk Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
Region / Area
Southern England / London
Local Group
London
Distance
21ml.
Start Time
09.10
Route
Great Missenden Station
General Notes
Depart London Marylebone 08:27. Lunch at Shoulder of Mutton,Wendover. Includes South Bucks Way and Ridgeway
Finish

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Walk Report

Great Missenden, Saturday 13th September 2008
17 walkers, 21 miles - leader Chris Dent
Overcast conditions met the assembled company of 17 hardy souls in downtown Buckinghamshire. The South Bucks Way was heavy going leading away from the start, and the group was soon spread out across the many muddy fields. By mid-morning at the "coffee stop" at Little Hampden, the sun had broken through the clouds, and the mood of the group changed to a much sunnier disposition. The Ridgeway was reached, and the route turned westwards skirting the Chequers estate, and then headed towards the Coombe Hill viewpoint and the steady climb to the famous Monument to the locals who had served in the Boer War. Memories of the Chilterns 100 came flooding back!! Group photos were taken, and the word "lunch" was mentioned so a fast descent was made in the direction of Wendover and the Shoulder of Lamb pub. The two Daves departed the scene and headed for the station for pressing engagements elsewhere. The afternoon route followed the Ridgeway eastwards, and then veered south along the Chiltern Way. Approaching Gt Missenden, we were treated to the sight of hot air balloons in flight against the setting sun. Trust you are now well on the way to full recovery.

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