A Turnpike down a Hollowway (3703)

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    Start dateMay 24 2024
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    Time09:45 am
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    LocationAston Rowant, Oxfordshire
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    PriceAdults/Seniors £15

The Lambert Arms, an old coaching inn situated at the crossroads of millennia, is the perfect place from which to explore the highways and byways of the Chilterns escarpment.  Our journey on foot starts out along the ancient Icknield Way (Ridgeway National Trail) and, after discovering a vanished railway, we climb the hill on the medieval ‘London Weye’ and the old London to Oxford turnpike.  Continuing through the famous Chilterns beechwoods and out onto Beacon Hill we have time to marvel at the panoramic views, including the impressive M40 Stokenchurch cutting.  An old ‘hollowway’ then leads us back down to the Icknield way and from here it is a short walk back to the Lambert Arms.

Additional information

Please dress appropriately for a walk in the countryside, and having regard to the British weather! Paths may be rough, muddy and steep 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.
We will take a short snack break mid-way (please bring your own). No facilities on route.
Refreshments available at the Lambert Arms (pay locally).

Accessibility info: Mostly good paths and tracks but may be rutted, narrow, or muddy in places. One significant ascent/descent (total ascent 620ft), steep in part.

Philippa Sanders, Pipsticks Walks. Philippa shares her passion for the Chilterns to give you a unique and rewarding walk experience. Pipsticks Walks offers inspiring special interest guided walks, Nordic walks, team walks and navigation training. Programmed activities and bespoke services available. Find us at www.pipstickswalks.co.uk
Meet at the Mercure Thame Lambert Hotel, Aston Rowant, Oxfordshire, OX49 5SQ On site parking available. OS GR: SU: 723 981
7 miles
Long walks (7 or more miles)
4h 15m
Strenuous (long / challenging walk for fit / experienced walkers
Yes (Oxford Bus - Carousel 275 (Oxford to High Wycombe) Oxford Tube - Oxford/London express bus stops at Lewknor)