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A linear, full-day countryside walk in England starting at Great Missenden, Bucks, about 16km (roughly 10 miles) long and unsuitable for families with children, prams/pushchairs, wheelchairs.
This walk passes through some typically enjoyable Chilterns scenery. The first half of the walk is dominated by small patches of beech woodland. The second part passes through the Hughenden Valley and estate, managed by the National Trust (www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hughenden).
There are a few road crossings, inevitable being this close to the capital and in the commuter heartland of the Home Counties. But beyond these, the walk is blissfully rural.
I found this walk in 'Walks in the Country near London' by Christopher Somerville. An essential purchase for any south-east car-free walkers.
One thing to note; if you are coming from London, the stations are on different lines. Ask at the ticket office for the cheapest travel option, and if there is a day return that allows you to travel back from High Wycombe. There are also buses between the two towns.
Great Missenden, OS Grid: SP892013 End: High Wycombe, OS Grid: SU867932 Elevation Profile (x: waypoint number, y: metres)Start:
Great Missenden, OS Grid: SP892013 End: High Wycombe, OS Grid: SU867932 Elevation Profile (x: waypoint number, y: metres)
Turn right at the end, then right again to reach Ridge Way. Here, look for the footpath sign that leads to an old track that heads into town. Known as the Greenway, it's a nicer finish that along the main road.
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The best way to enter time and date is by entering the date first (e.g. 'tomorrow' or 'next week Wednesday') then the time you want to leave (or arrive), e.g. '8:49am'. It would look like 'next week Wednesday 8:49am'. Naturally, you can go completely old-fashioned and write something like '01 June, 8:43am' like they did it in the good ole days.
We've done our best to teach the machine about time and dates, especially the importance of tea-time on a sunny afternoon, but if he upsets you: don't worry too much. Happens to the best of us.
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