Hughenden Manor – Cryers Hill – Hughenden Valley – Speen – Walters Ash – Downley – Hughenden Manor

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Start Time: Sunday 18th March 2018. Meet at 09.45 am for 10.00 am start.

Start and Finish: Public Car Park Hughenden Church GR 864955 Postcode HP14 4LA.  Park at the entrance to the church grounds on the left, available space will depend on the church congregation and other walkers & cyclists etc.  The walk starts at Hughenden Manor / Church the former home of Benjamin Disraeli and crosses hills and valleys in an area of great rural charm to the North of High Wycombe. Wonderful setting and great walking country, with opportunity to visit the burial ground of Disraeli. Excellent café on completion of the walk.

Difficulty: Leisurely – 9.5 miles. For those wishing to do a shorter walk  a suitable meeting point could be The Old Plow, Flowers Bottom Lane, Speen – Postcode HP27 0PZ. Please contact walk leader for details.

Leader: Seamus Ryan M: 07785 508804 E: seamus.ryan2@btinternet.com .

Waypoints: Start : from St Michaels and All Angels Church cross the A4128 road to GR 868955. Follow FP gently uphill to Cryers Hill. Walk past village school and White Lion PH. Follow FP via Gomm’s Wood on to The Harrow PH at GR 860975. Follow FP to Walters Ash and Naphill Common and onward to Le De Spencer PH, and return to Hughenden Manor –  Finish.

Getting there from Aylesbury – (Approx 14 miles): Follow A4010 to Princes Risborough & continue on the A4010 to West Wycombe. Join the A40 heading in the direction of High Wycombe to the junction with A4128 to Hughenden Church signposted on the left. The church is approximately 2 miles North of High Wycombe.

 Getting There from Oxford : (Approx 33 miles): follow the M40 South to Junction 4 High Wycombe, take the A40 for approximately 0.5 mile, and follow A4128 to Hughenden Church signposted on the left. The church is approximately 2 miles North of High Wycombe.

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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.)