Fieldscape and Chiltern View from Aston Abbotts

Fieldscape and Chiltern View from Aston Abbotts

SWC Walk 194 Aylesbury Vale Parkway to Aylesbury

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Busts on Wall along Path by Walled Garden, Lilies, Weedon

Busts on Wall along Path by Walled Garden, Lilies, Weedon

SWC Walk 194 Aylesbury Vale Parkway to Aylesbury

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Land Rover in Prime Condition, Barns Farm, Aston Abbotts

Land Rover in Prime Condition, Barns Farm, Aston Abbotts

SWC Walk 194 Aylesbury Vale Parkway to Aylesbury

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Chilterns out to Ivinghoe Beacon, from field above Rowsham

Chilterns out to Ivinghoe Beacon, from field above Rowsham

SWC Walk 194 Aylesbury Vale Parkway to Aylesbury

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Bridge on Fringes of Aylesbury crossing Grand Union Canal

Bridge on Fringes of Aylesbury crossing Grand Union Canal

SWC Walk 194 Aylesbury Vale Parkway to Aylesbury

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The Grade II-listed Bucks County Council Brutalist Building, Aylesbury

The Grade II-listed Bucks County Council Brutalist Building, Aylesbury

SWC Walk 194 Aylesbury Vale Parkway to Aylesbury

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Ruins of St. Peter's Chapel, Quarrendon

Ruins of St. Peter's Chapel, Quarrendon

SWC Walk 194 Aylesbury Vale Parkway to Aylesbury

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Aylesbury Vale Parkway to Aylesbury walk

Quiet hill top villages in eastern Aylesbury Vale. Finishing with a long stretch along the Grand Union Canal.

History

This is a list of previous times this walk has been done by the club (since Jan 2010). For more recent events (since April 2015), full details are shown.

Date # Post
Sun, 10-Sep-17 2

Rolling Buckinghamshire Hills

SWC Walk 194a Aylesbury Vale Parkway to Aylesbury with Weedon short cut

Distance 18.3km (11.4m); toughness 3/10

Trains 09.53 London Marylebone - Aylesbury Vale Parkway 11.03

Return faster trains from Aylesbury at xx:18 and xx:48; slower train at xx:32. Buy a day return to Aylesbury Vale Parkway which is the stop after Aylesbury

This walk has an inauspicious start but soon you are in the lovely rolling Buckinghamshire Hills. Your suggested walk is the shorter option via Weedon where your pub is the Five Elms but you can do the long walk of 24.6km (15.3m) if you wish.

There are many cafe/pub options in Aylesbury for refreshmemnts

See here for further information about the walk and the different options and click on the download walk pdf tab for full walk instructions.

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Just 2 for this walk. We both opted for the short walk. We reached the 5 Elms at 12:30. Sadly, a board outside announced they were only open from 2 5. Strange hours for a pub to keep and more or less scuppers the short walk as a Sunday option. I opted to continue the short walk. My companion decided to divert to the pub on the long walk and maybe get a bus from there. We went slightly astray after the 5 Elms, the instruction to cross the road and continue up the High Street being a bit vague. However we soon put ourselves right. One compensation for taking the wrong road was discovering a pond full of Aylesbury ducks down it. I continued on my own (nothing new there). I have to say that although the directions got me round without getting lost, I quite often had the feeling I could be. Not sure why. Perhaps the directions felt a little vague at times or perhaps a little more was needed by way of confirmation. Losing count of which field I was in now probably didn’t help. Weather was cloudy breezy with occasional light showers I was round before the serious rain started. It looked bad up on the hills from the train back.
Just had a look at the Five Elms website This may partly explain the strange hours today, Hopefully a temporary aberration.
"Please note: No food available
from Sunday 3rd Sep until Thursday 21st Sep 2017 inclusive"

If anyone’s at all interested, I have come to the conclusion that we went slightly astray before the 5 Elms. We reached it from a different direction which is why we were confused about the route onward. Perhaps we took the wrong exit out of the narrowing field.
Sun, 02-Oct-16 10

Sunday First Walk: Buckinghamshire countryside and canal

SWC Walk 194a – Aylesbury Vale Parkway to Aylesbury, with Weedon short cut

Length: 18.3km (11.4 miles) Toughness: 3 out of 10

09:57 Aylesbury Vale Parkway train from Marylebone arriving Aylesbury Vale Parkway at 11:06.

Return trains from Aylesbury are at xx:29 and xx:45 (journey time 1 hour). Buy an off-peak day return to Aylesbury Vale Parkway.

This walk traverses the rolling landscape of East Buckinghamshire with good views into Aylesbury Vale and back to the Chilterns, before finishing with a long stretch along a branch of the Grand Union Canal. The full version of the walk (24.5km) goes further north to a lunch pub in Whitchurch, and could be done by those seeking a longer walk. However, the short cut heads east from Weedon, which entails using The Five Elms (01296 641439) at Weedon as the lunch pub after just 5.3km. Do ring the pub as you set off to reserve a table for lunch.

The bulk of the walk thus comes after lunch as you follow an undulating route east and then south to join the canal for the final two miles.

You will need to download the Walk Directions.
Intend going, but walking one of the longer versions. Decision about which one to be made after lunch at The Bell in Hardwick.
10 walkers in sunny yet cool weather. 3 ended up doing the posted short walk, all others opted for the long (i.e.: normal) version. The known weaknesses of this walk are the road heavy beginning, some arable field crossings (fine today though after the dry weather we have had) and the a touch too long stretches of grassy fields and then the canalside path into the sprawling Aylesbury. Despite that, all agreed that the splendour of the rest of the walk (fine far Chiltern views, pretty villages, plenty of streams) and the excellent lunch pub in Hardwick made this a very worthwhile day out.
One veteran SWC walker had chosen this as his first walk back with the SWC after several years off our group walks, he seemed happy enough.
Sun, 13-Sep-15 5

The rolling landscape of East Buckinghamshire

Download Walk 194. Aylesbury Vale Parkway to Aylesbury
24.5km (15.2m); toughness 5/10. (There are options to shorten the walk)
Trains London Marylebone 10.12 arrives Aylesbury Vale Parkway 11.18. (For North Londoners who do not wish to travel back into London you can pick up this train at Harrow on the Hill at 10.24)
Three return trains an hour from Aylesbury to London Marylebone at 05, 35 and 55 mins
Buy a day return to Aylesbury Vale Parkway.
This walk has an inauspicious start along an A road but soon meanders through some attractive countryside with fine views and visits a number of quiet hilltop villages. It ends with a stretch along the Grand Union Canal.

Click here for more information about the walk and its lunch and refreshment options. There are a number of ways to shorten the walk including catching a bus (see walk instructions for details). The pdf file with full walk instructions can be found here
Anyone on this?
Very likely!
METROPOLITAN LINE: Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 September, between 1100 and 1645 each day, no service between Chalfont & Latimer and Chesham. A replacement bus service operates between Amersham and Chesham.
So what, Anonymous? It's only the Chesham branch line which is affected, not the Chiltern trains via Amersham.
The Met line closure between Chalfont and Latimer and Chesham Stations(to allow the running of a steam train on the line) will not affect Met line trains running between Baker Street and Amersham or the Chiltern line service between Marylebone and Aylesbury. It will have no impact on those wishing to do this walk.
Bill and Sean thanks for your clarification. Will be on this walk.
5
fine and sunny

Five started, one scampered off ahead, one took it very easy and the remaining 3 had a lovely day in the sunshine.

Lunch was in the garden at The White Swan in Whitchurch.

Lots of bird life and pretty villages. The blackberries were still out in force so the girls were happy!

Sun, 22-Feb-15 3 Aylesbury Vale Parkway to Aylesbury, with Weedon short cut
Sun, 11-Aug-13 Aylesbury Vale Parkway to Aylesbury