10 members of Berkshire & Mid-Thames and Oxford Groups enjoyed a wander in the late summer sunshine around Lane End and Moor Common in the Chilterns, near High Wycombe, Bucks. The route took us through Finings Wood and Long Copse, an area currently at risk due to being up for sale and which the local community are trying to raise funds to save. After that we met a herd of friendly Jersey cows and continued across meadows with stunning views.
Lunch was at Moor Common, next to what the OS map described as “Chapel (remains of)”. Despite attempts to enter the thickly wooded copse where these were supposed to be even Bill Fuller gave up!
The route then continued through Moor Wood, and the poetically but inaccurately named Strawberry Grove, and finished with a visit to the Victorian Parish Church with it’s Brick and Flint walls and interesting stained glass.
Afterwards 7 of us enjoyed refreshment and chat at the local hostelry. Unfortunately, no food was available but David W acquired a box of mince pies from the local shop and Dermot shared his packet of Digestive biscuits!