This year we’ve done plenty of walking around Tring and Marlow…time to fill in some of the countryside between. Summer is still hanging on as we drive out to Chinnor and park up in Bledlow village (Lions of Bledlow carpark if I’m being honest!). Today we’re not the only one’s taking advantage of the weather and pass several walking groups, including one group twice, obviously walking the same route as us but in reverse.
The steep climb up Chinnor Hill leaves the Fitbit struggling to keep up with our soaring heart rates but once on top the rest of the walk is a pleasurable ramble through the Chiltern Hills. Some of the stiles need climbing gear to conquer (particularly if your legs are short) and we get spectacularly lost on the way up Lodge Hill (no point hiding it, it’s obvious from the map!). This is the first time Talkytoaster‘s Garmin maps have let us down and we spend 15 minutes blundering through brambles and hawthorn bushes trying to find the path. We eventually emerge, fortuitously at the top of the hill, to this view !
Back to the pub by lunchtime and this time a couple of cokes for refreshment…and the evidence! An 8.6 mile walk which may have been shorter, and certainly quicker, had we not so thoroughly explored the undergrowth on Lodge Hill.
(Post code for sat nav HP27 9PE)