To A Skylark! (1001)

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    Start dateMay 30 2024
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    Time07:15 am
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    LocationRG9 4DU
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Join us for this early morning walk to discover and celebrate ‘the herald of the morn’ – the joyous song of the skylark, and more! The arable fields of the Chilterns are home to the ‘the morning lark’, a small bird which has been the subject of many works of literature from Chaucer to Shelley, and the music of Vaughan Williams and more.

Our 4-mile walk takes us through the Chilterns countryside around Binfield Heath and Shiplake Row where the wide-open fields of Shiplake Farm are a perfect place to experience an ‘exultation’ of skylarks and to discover what makes this ‘ethereal minstrel’ so special.

Additional information

Please dress appropriately for a walk in the countryside, and having regard to the British weather! Paths may be rough and muddy in part. A small rucksack is useful for personal items such as water, snacks, spare clothing etc. We advise walkers to carry personal first aid.
Post walk, perhaps treat yourself to breakfast at the nearby Bottle & Glass Inn, Binfield Heath.

NO DOGS – Due to the nature of this walk, and the presence of ground nesting birds, I am not able to accept dogs.

Well-defined paths and tracks which can be uneven and rough in part and may be muddy. Undulating terrain – total ascent/descent 240ft (73m). No stiles.

This walk may be of interest to older children (aged 14+). All U18’s must be accompanied by a parent/guardian who shall be responsible for them at all times during the walk.

Philippa Sanders. Pipsticks Walks.
Meet on the playground, Arch Hill, Binfield Heath Roadside parking or small car park behind playground.
4 Miles
Medium walks (4-6 miles)
2 hours 30 minutes
Fairly easy (some gentle inclines, steps/stiles)
Yes (Arriva Bus 800 Reading to Henley (reduced timetable to Binfield Heath))