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Ibstone & Turville Circular

OS Map Sheet Sheet 125,000 OS Explorer Series Sheets 171 – Chiltern Hills West

Start Time: Sunday 27 February 2022. Meet at 09.45 am for 10.00 am start.

Start and Finish: Leave the M40 at Junction 5 & follow signpost for Ibstone. After approximately 2.5 miles look out for a junior school on left. Immediately after, turn right on to single-track road signposted St Nicholas Church. Park thoughtfully on roadside opposite houses. The postcode for Ibstone C of E Primary School is HP14 3XZ.

A lovely walk with many fine, far-reaching views over open countryside. It passes through beautiful beech woodland and the Chiltern village of Turville, which is the setting for The Vicar of Dibley, and which has a delightful pub – the Bull & Butcher. One of the great advantages of this walk at this time of year is that there is very little mud! For those wishing to take a shorter walk, arrange to leave a car near the Barn Café – postcode RG9 6JY (there is no parking at the café, but parking is available at the other side of the common just off the road). NB If you wish to have lunch, or even coffee, at the café you will need to make a reservation – email thebarnatturvilleheath@gmail.com or tel. 01491 638213.

Difficulty: Moderate –  approx. 8.5 miles.

Leader: Chantal Bryant – Mobile No 07710 721136, Email chantal.bryant@btinternet.com.

Getting there from Aylesburyapprox 24.4 Miles: Head south towards Oxford on A418.  Continue along A418 for approx. 10.5 miles to major roundabout south-west of Thame. Take 2nd exit onto A329 to A40 junction & then merge onto M40 via London/Wycombe slip road.  Exit M40 at junction 5, take slip road and turn right onto Ibstone Rd. Continue onto Oxford Rd. Pass Ibstone C of E Primary School. Immediately after, turn right on to single-track road signposted St Nicholas Church. Park thoughtfully on roadside opposite houses.

Getting There from Oxford : approx 20.4 miles: From Headington Roundabout take slight left onto A40. Merge onto M40. Exit M40 at junction 5, take slip road and turn right onto Ibstone Rd. Continue onto Oxford Rd. Pass Ibstone C of E Primary School. Immediately after, turn right on to single-track road signposted St Nicholas Church. Park thoughtfully on roadside opposite houses.

Waypoints – Start: GR 757926 cross stile through line of poplars – GR 756926 enter wood – GR 754929 – GR 752931 – downwards through wood – GR751931 – cross private drive to meet lane, go left & then rt along path crossing between Gatehill & Loxwood Cottage – GR 750931 keep to rt of Walmsley Estate & down through wood – GR 745932 follow arrows through wood to stile – GR 744932 cross field – GR 742932 cross stile into lane & turn rt up sheep track – GR 739930 track joins lane from rt – 735926 farm gate & track to road. Turn rt on towards Christmas Common/Watlington for 750 metres – GR 728928 barn conversion – GR 727918 wood edge to Oxfordshire Way & ponds – GR 726916 left along lane for 1.5 km – GR 730901 track crossing – GR 730902 open-sided barn on rt – GR 733902 Track crossing, continue uphill to Pop Stacey’s seat – GR 740905 kissing gate, cross private garden towards large gate – GR 743909 along driveway to road (Turville & Fingest) – GR747907 Barn at Turville – GR 754908 Turville Court – GR 760908 farm gate, bear downhill to gate. Enter Turville & pass church on left – GR 766912 Old Vicarage & gate marked ‘Barn Cottage’ – GR 765915 double stile & further stile to wood edge – GR 763918 cross stile, past farm gate to enter woodland – GR 761919 bear left through wood – GR 760920 continue to road, turn rt and climb for 150m past Ibstone House. Finish

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