31th October Circular walk from Hudnell Common via The Golden Valley, Ashridge Estate, Dockey Wood, Dagnall & Little Gaddesden
30th October Circular walk from Hudnell Common via The Golden Valley, Ashridge Estate, Dockey Wood, Dagnall & Little Gaddesden
29th October Circular walk from Great Missenden via Little Hampden, Hampden Bottom Farm, Great Hampden, Bryants Bottom & Prestwood
28th October Circular walk from Wigginton via Hastoe Cross, Wendover Woods & Grims Ditch
26th October Circular walk from Bix Bottom via Croker End, Highmoor, Grey's Court and Bix
12th October Circular walk from Wing via Longmoor Farm, Aston Abbotts, Rowsham, Wingrave & Wing Lodge
28th October This morning the clocks went back 1 hour. What to do with an extra hour? Well, we decided we'd use it out walking. Today, we're in Stoke Row. I'd planned a walk to take in a couple of sights that somehow we've managed to miss up to now. There are some good write-ups on the origins of the Maharajah's Well (here and here) so no need for me to repeat them. A common feature of the Chilterns is the lack of rivers and the need for a village well explains this, with the interesting involvement of the Maharajah of Varanasi. The Nuba Survival is less well known, situated on the edge of a field just outside Checkendon...no signposts and no plaques to explain its meaning...you have to dig around a bit to discover the backstory. It turns out I'm already familiar with the artist's work from childhood trips to Oxford...the Headington shark is similarly enigmatic.