Marsworth – Tring – Ridgeway – Grand Union Canal – Marsworth

OS Map Sheet Sheet 125,000 OS Explorer Series Sheet 181 – Chiltern Hills North

Start Time: Sunday 8th March 2020 09.45 for 10.00am start.

Start and Finish: Public Car Park at Marsworth Postcode HP23 4LJ. The charge is £3 per day. This is a Circular walk from Marsworth around reservoirs to Tring, then along the Ridgeway to Wigginton and Tring Station and back along the Grand Union Canal. One climb to the Ridgeway. Mostly easy walking with some lovely views.

Difficulty: Leisurely – 9 miles with one climb. There may be some mud.

A shorter walk can be completed in Wigginton – Fox Road, north end of Wigginton, grid ref. 935106 (distance 4.5 miles), or Tring Station (5.5 miles) – please contact Walk Leader Janet Ewart for details.

Leaders: Jane Ewart M: 07530 132285 E:

Waypoints: Start – Marsworth – from car park around reservoirs to Little Tring GR 917130 – via Tring and Tring Park to Ridgeway GR 933106. Along Ridgeway via Wigginton to Tring Station GR 949121 – continue along Grand Union Canal to Marsworth and Car Park – Finish.

Getting there from Aylesbury – (Approx 6 miles): Take A41 and follow Aston Clinton bypass. Take slip road for B489 – go left past Wilstone Reservoir. Straight on at roundabout and Car Park is on the right.

 Getting There from Oxford : (Approx 29 miles): Take A40 to Wheatley, then A418 to Aylesbury. Then follow directions from Aylesbury..

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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.)