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Chilterns Walking Festival

The autumn Chilterns Walking Festival will take place from mid-October with over 40 guided countryside walks, activities and events including routes centred around nature reserves, iron age hillforts, farms, churches and filming locations. All led by knowledgeable guides and taking in the beautiful Chilterns landscape.

Chinnor Hill, Old Kiln Lakes and Steam on the Ridgeway - Sunday 18 Oct at 10:30:

Discover Chinnor Hill nature reserve with a short, but steep, ascent of the Chiltern escarpment, for wide ranging views across the Vale of Aylesbury and towards Otmoor. Red Kites can often be seen as they hover using the hill's thermal currents. Return via the Ridgeway national trail and the historic Donkey Lane to explore Old Kiln Lakes. Here we see former chalk quarries which are now managed as wildlife lakes, and also a rare example of an early 20th century beehive kiln. There will then be a steam train journey departing at 12.30 from Chinnor station of about an hour’s length to Princes Risborough and return. There are glorious views of the Chilterns from the train, an ideal way to relax after your walk.

Bookings for the walk will go live on Monday 14 September and train seats in Open-plan carriages on the 12.30 departure from Chinnor are available now!

Please note: Guided walks are exempt from the Government's most recent ruling which limits social gatherings to 6 people, provided we have taken the necessary safety measures. All walks have been risk assessed and Covid-19 safety precautions adhered to, including maintaining a 2m social distance and limiting numbers. Booking is essential for all events and participants will be asked to provide telephone and email details for purposes of contact tracing.

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