Coombe Hill – Dunsmore – Chequers – Beacon Hill – Ellesborough – Butlers Cross – Coombe Hill
OS Map Sheet Sheet 125,000 OS Explorer Series Sheets 181 Chiltern Hills North
This is also the annual sponsored walk in association with Diabetes UK Aylesbury & District Branch.
Getting there from Aylesbury – (Approx 4.9 miles): Follow road A413 to Stoke Mandeville Hospital, follow the B4443 onto Mandeville Road. Follow the Risborough Road A4010. Take Nash Lee Road B4009. Turn right onto Chalkshire Road, and turn left onto Missenden Road. See notes above for directions to car park.
Getting There from Oxford : (Approx 26.6 miles): Take A40 in the direction of Thame and then A418 signposted Aylesbury onto A4129 signed for Princess Risborough. Follow A4129 onto Lower Icknield Way B4009. Continue onto Grove Lane, turn right onto Aylesbury Road/ Station Road A4010. Slight left towards Ellesborough Road, then turn right onto Missenden Road. See notes above for directions to car park.
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.)