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New Bradwell, Milton Keynes

Restarting Events We are restarting some events with the easing of lockdown restrictions. Walks can once again take place in England, Scotland and Wales, and will be run in accordance with local regulations.   In most cases our walks will allow for a maximum of 30 participants, although a lower limit may be in place following […]

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

Restarting Events We are restarting some events with the easing of lockdown restrictions. Walks can once again take place in England, Scotland and Wales, and will be run in accordance with local regulations.   In most cases our walks will allow for a maximum of 30 participants, although a lower limit may be in place following […]

Milton Keynes Parks, Lakes and Canals

Restarting Events We are restarting some events with the easing of lockdown restrictions. Walks can once again take place in England, Scotland and Wales, and will be run in accordance with local regulations.   In most cases our walks will allow for a maximum of 30 participants, although a lower limit may be in place following […]

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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