A Sunday afternoon walk in one of the most beautiful parts of the Oxfordshire Chilterns. We love Hambleden and the surrounding woods. However the adventure begins even before we start our walk. The road from Bix deteriorates into a track and then a pot-holed track and then just pot holes. Even by Hertfordshire standards these roads are bad! They certainly don’t make it easy for people to visit the Warburg Nature Reserve. Still, we’re rewarded by the best Snowdrop display we’ve come across this season.
It’s sunny but deceptively cold. Climbing up through the Nature Reserve is hard work, probably because we’re too well wrapped (oh, and unfit!) and several times we pause to ‘admire the view’. Still, its the steepest climb of the walk and for the remainder of the walk we enjoy the sunshine and great Chilterns views. Stonor Park is just as we remembered it last time, as are Fawley and Southend…yes, we’re really just linking together sections of other walks.
There is something particularly beautiful about winter late afternoon sun and the walk from Bix Common to the car park is the best part of an enjoyable 9.3m walk through the Chilterns.
Stonor picture gallery (more pictures on Flickr):
Distance: 9.3 miles ; Difficulty: Moderate
Postcode for Satnav: RG9 6BL