Book 1, Walk 11 - Tring to Wendover
Length: 21 km (13 miles)
Toughness: 6 out of 10 (one steady ascent - otherwise 3 out of 10). Morning flat.
: 10-24 hrs Milton Keynes train
: 10-59 hrs
to London Marylebone
: 16-26, 16-56, 17-23, 17-58 and 18-29 hrs Rail ticket
: as the railway stations and rail termini are on different lines buy separate singles from the edge of your travel card zones.
Only four of us ventured forth when I posted this walk last September, so let's hope a few more of us show up today on what is a cracking good, long(ish) walk with lots of variety.
The morning leg is totally flat and starts with a stroll along the Grand Union Canal
before we walk beside three large reservoirs. Then its across country and over a vast field to the village of Aston Clinton
, a village split in half by a road by-pass, On the western side of the village we come to the Oak pub,
our lunch stop. Please 'phone ahead with numbers e.t.a 1-30 pm 01296-630466
The afternoon leg of the walk starts by a walk along the edge of an airfield used for glider flying and MOD activities. On the far side of the airfield you have a choice of taking a short-cut to Wendover via the Wendover Canal
, shortening the walk by about 3 miles. Otherwise, the hard work begins as you climb up into Wendover Woods
. Once at the top you can take a breather before our younger, more adventurous walkers have a go on the zip wires in the Go Ape Centre
. The more sober amongst us leave the kids to it and instead enjoy a ridge walk through the woods before we take a steep descent down into the town of Wendover. Chocaholics make for Rumsey's Chocalaterie
for tea whilst those with less sweet tastes prefer the Shoulder of Mutton
pub, just up the road from the railway station.
Walk directions here: L=1.11
Next week, Tuesday 04 April: Book 1, Walk 19 - Hever to Leigh