Chackmore – Stowe Corinithian Arch – Dadford – Silverstone – Chackmore

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Start Time: Sunday 9th August 2020. Meet at 09.45 am for 10.00 am start.

Start and Finish: Chackmore – postcode MK18 5JJ. Free car parking is available on the left after you turn off Stowe Avenue into the hamlet of Chackmore.  This  circular walk takes us around the outside of the Stowe Estate on generally easy, gently undulating footpaths with views across the Stowe Estate, designed in part by Capability Brown. We walk through the village of Dadford, passing close by Wolfes Obelisk, on a straight avenue towards the Silverstone circuit. We return along slight ridge with views over Northamptonshire before descending back into Stowe.  Sadly the National Trust café at Stowe is currently closed due to the Covid-19 situation.

Difficulty: Moderate –  approx. 9 miles.

Leader: Neil Foster – E:  M: 07712 459783.

Waypoints – Start: Chackmore 684358 – Stowe School Entrance 668369 – Dadford 666384 – Stowe Woods 674395 – Silverstone 684410 – Stowe Gardens 676383. Finish

Getting there from Aylesbury – (Approx. 15 miles): Take the A413 from Aylesbury to Buckingham, and into Buckingham centre. Follow NT signs for Stowe, first exit at mini roundabout but keep going straight. Turn right onto Stowe Avenue, and right to Chackmore near top of Stowe Avenue. Parking is immediately on your left.

 Getting There from Oxford : (Approx. 26 miles):  Head towards Bicester and then take A4412 towards Buckingham, then at Finmere Bypass take A421 towards Buckingham. At the 4th roundabout, the only one with traffic lights and Tesco on your right, take the first exit towards the town centre. Follow NT signs for Stowe, first exit at mini roundabout but keep going straight.  Turn right onto Stowe Avenue, and right to Chackmore near top of Stowe Avenue. Parking is immediately  on your left.

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Ridgeway and Vale Expeditions Walkers’ Code

  • Walks will normally take place on the second Sunday in the month. In some months, where there is an overriding event, the day may be changed.
  • It helps the Organiser to know who is intending to turn up. Please make contact beforehand.
  • Grades of Walk are – Leisurely,   Moderate,   and Strenuous. If you are new to the group and to walking, start with a walk graded “Leisurely”, and build up.
  • Walkers are reminded that they attend walks at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety. Make sure you bring the appropriate gear for the conditions and adequate food and drink. Also make sure you have your medication and blood sugar meter handy. Especially on long walks, carry emergency provisions.
  • A First Aid kit and additional glucose will be carried by an experienced member of the group. Please check your blood sugar at intervals on a walk.
  • Follow the Country Code. Respect, protect and enjoy the countryside. Take home your rubbish and bury any human waste.
  • Walks Leaders are responsible for keeping the group together and path finding. Please do not go ahead of the Leader. Always inform the Leader or back marker if you wish to leave the walk, however briefly. Always inform the Leader if you are feeling hypoglaecemic or if you believe another member of the group’s blood sugar is low.
  • On public roads, take great care to walk in single file, facing oncoming traffic unless advised to do otherwise by the Leader.
  • Dogs will be allowed on walks at the discretion of the Leader. Please keep them on leads when there is stock about or on roads.
  • Remove or cover up muddy boots when entering a pub or tearoom. Do not consume your own food or drink on the premises, including the garden without permission. (If you enter a pub to use the toilet, buy a drink.)