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New Bradwell, Milton Keynes

National Lockdowns Due to national lockdowns in all UK nations, all GOC events are currently cancelled. We look forward to being able to restart activities once local and national restrictions permit. General information A circular walk of approx 9.5 miles starting from New Bradwell and taking in Cosgrove & Hanslope. Our walk involves some canal […]

Milton Keynes and Buckinghamshire

Welcome to GOC Milton Keynes.  The Milton Keynes group goes walking once a month, usually on the fourth Sunday. Our walks are mostly 5-10 miles in length, and are all within an hour’s drive of Milton Keynes.  The countryside around Bucks/Beds/Northants is not rugged so walking boots are not essential, but you do need some […]

Newport Pagnell, Milton Keynes

National Lockdowns Due to national lockdowns in all UK nations, all GOC events are currently cancelled. We look forward to being able to restart activities once local and national restrictions permit. General information 9½ mile circular walk from Newport Pagnell to Little Linford Wood, then to Stanton Low, returning to Newport Pagnell via a short […]

Milton Keynes Parks, Lakes and Canals

National Lockdowns Due to national lockdowns in all UK nations, all GOC events are currently cancelled. We look forward to being able to restart activities once local and national restrictions permit. General information We will walk around Willen Lakeside and then along the river taking us to the rear of Oakgrove, across fields at Woughton […]

10 June 2017: Ivinghoe hills and Ashridge

Event led by John T Attendance: 11 men Distance: 7 miles Time: start 11:11, end 14:50, lunch 39 minutes Terrain: grass, chalk, woodland track, farm track Elevation: start 222m, high 261m, low 163m Weather: clear blue skies, 22°C, strong southwesterly winds ¶This was a 7-mile walk around the Ashridge Estate, mostly in Buckinghamshire but starting (just about) in Hertfordshire from the Bridgewater Monument, and including Pitstone Common, Crawley Wood, Steps Hill, Beacon Hill (Ivinghoe Beacon), Gallows Hill, Ward’s Hurst Farm, Ivinghoe Common and Sallow Copse. Parts of the walk followed the Icknield Way Trail and the Ridgeway Trail. It was shared by the Hertfordshire and Milton Keynes & Buckinghamshire groups.¶ Ashridge is a country estate within the Chiltern Hills that stretches across the counties of Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire, and is owned by the National Trust. It comprises 5,000 acres (20 sq km) of woodlands, commons and chalk downland which supports a rich variety of wildlife. The Brid

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