30th November Circular walk from Berkhamsted via Grand Union Canal, Winkwell, Bourne Gutter and Ashlyns Farm.
9th November Circular walk from Hudnell Common via The Golden Valley, Ashridge Estate, Dockey Wood, Dagnall & Little Gaddesden
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
24th November Dull and wet! Writing this about a month later, I'm struggling to remember much else about this walk. We were filling in some of the paths between Great Kingshill and Great Missenden and, in the process, linking several sections that we'd previously walked. More of those easily recognised Chiltern dry valleys (if you're interested in the geology it's explained in some detail here) as well as the Misbourne, one of the three Chiltern rivers (Misbourne, Chess and Gade...you tell me if there are more...). It had rained the night before and our walk is punctuated by light drizzle throughout but the walk through Longfield and on to Bryant's Bottomis pleasant enough. At Dennerhill Farm we pass one of those Kevin McCloud 'Grand Designs' barn conversions...I think time is running out for us and we should stop promising each other that one day we'll do something similar!
17th November This is a beautiful walk, made better by the fine, late Autumn weather. It's been said before, but bears repeating, we love the Hambleden Valley and most of the tracks have been walked by Angells over the last few years. This time we walk as far as Pullingshill Wood at Medmenham before turning north to Marlow Common. At Mundaydean Lane we stumble upon 8ft high boxing hares, frozen in mid fight! Outdoor sculptures are becoming a theme for us, first the Nuba Survival at Checkendon, then Much Hadham and some Henry Moores and now Marlow Common.