Ewelme to Swyncombe: History and Landscape (2801)

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    Start dateOctober 26 2023
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    Time09:30 am
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    LocationOX10 6PG
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A 7 mile walk from Ewelme to the Ridgeway near Swyncombe Church, and returning along the Chiltern Way.
The way goes on ancient tracks, through pastures and woods with only a short section along a minor road.

The views from the Chiltern Way are stunning. We shall pause at St Botolph’s church, well known for Snowdrop Teas in February, and finish at Ewelme Church where the remarkable Alyce Chaucer is buried. Christina Hardyment, author of novels about Alyce Chaucer, will join the walk (copies of her books are available in the village shop). Ewelme has well preserved watercress beds – suitable for an afternoon stroll.

Additional information

No WCs at the car park nor along the way. Suggest you bring a drink and a snack for a mid-morning break when we pause in Swyncombe. Lunch at the end of the walk can be bought from the village shop/cafe and the pub (The Shepherd’s Hut).

Some kissing gates, rough ground and steep slopes make the walk unsuitable for buggies, wheel chairs and mobility scooters.

Dick Mayon-White
Meet at the car park by the recreation field in Ewelme where The Street meets Parsons Lane
6.8 miles
Long walks (7 or more miles)
3h 30m
Moderate (more challenging, for keen/active walkers)
Yes (Suitable for children over 10 )