Walking & Mountaineering


Yes, it’s that time of year when our thoughts start to stray (however reluctantly) towards Christmas. And of course I am keen to make sure that you have the opportunity to book this event in your calendar so you can plan your festivities around it!!!! As usual we will be stopping for a well-earned lunch at the Crown Inn, Pishill.
The details of the menu will be distributed mid-late October. Book your place as soon as possible as the restaurant only holds 36 persons.

Date & Time: Sunday 30th December 2018. Meet at 09:00, for a 09:15 start.
Expected finish time – around 16:30 hours.

Meeting Place: Outside St Bartholomew Church, Chequers Lane, Fingest, Oxon, RG9 6QD

Directions: Via M40: Exit at Junction 5 (Stokenchurch) and from the westbound carriageway (i.e. travelling from London) turn left at the top of the exit ramp (signposted “Ibstone”) and follow the road for a few miles to the T-junction. Turn left into Fingest village – the church is on your left, Chequers Pub on your right.

Route description: 14 miles through lovely Chiltern scenery. For anyone wishing to do a shorter walk, there is an option to join the route on Ibstone Common, which cuts out the first 3 – 4 miles.

To do the shorter walk, (or if you are running late for the 09:15 hours start) meet us at The Fox, Ibstone Common, which is situated on the left hand side of the road to Fingest. We should be there between 10:30 and 11:00 hours. But please let me know in advance if you are meeting us here or are running late!!

Clothing/ footwear: The route is almost wholly off-road, largely on reasonable quality tracks but walking boots are recommended. And whilst we are hoping for a fine and crisp winter’s day, bringing waterproofs is a sensible precaution (and a torch!).

Lunch: We are booked into the Crown Inn, Pishill, for 1pm. All meals to be pre-booked
Menu available to be confirmed and circulated mid-late October.

Contact: If you intend to join us, please inform me as soon as possible. Final menu selections will be required no later than 16th December 2018.

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