Pete's Walks - Walks Diary 2018

These are in reverse chronological order, with the most recent walk at the top .'Local' means the walk is within a few miles of my home in Kensworth, and so most of these could also come under the heading 'Chiltern Hills'.

The distances and times given are usually only very rough estimates!

WARNING: When I originally started writing up these walks, I didn't really intend them to be used as 'route descriptions' for other people to follow. However I am aware that a few people are using them that way - so I should point out that I don't always give enough details in the written descriptions for them to be used that way. Also, unfortunately, I have a dreadful tendency to get 'left' and 'right' confused. So if you want to try any of these walks yourself, I very strongly recommend that you try to follow the route on a map first.  The Google Map I provide with each walk may be of some help with navigation. If you do find (or think you find) any mistakes please let me know by email and I will make any corrections as soon as I can (usually I check emails every day).

Date Route Area Distance Time
30/11/18 Pitstone Hill and Grand Union Canal (anti-clockwise) Chiltern Hills About 8.5 miles 3h 5m
17/11/18 Cholesbury and Whelpley Hill (clockwise, again) Chiltern Hills About 14 miles 5h 20m
31/10/18 Malvern Hills walk Malvern Hills About 11 miles 5h 25m
21/10/18 Cobblershill and Kingsash (clockwise, again) Chiltern Hills About 11.2 miles 4h 35m
13/10/18 Watlington Hill, Swyncombe, Russell's Water (anti-clockwise, again) Chiltern Hills About 14.8 miles 5h 20m
7/10/18 Marsworth, Tring Station, Halton (clockwise) Chiltern Hills About 14.8 miles 5h 5m
29/09/18 Stoke Row, Woodhouse Farm, Checkendon (anti-clockwise, again) Chiltern Hills About 14.5 miles 5h 20m
15/09/18 Cadmore End, Radnage, Crowell Hill (anti-clockwise) Chiltern Hills About 15 miles 5h 40m
9/09/18 Little Missenden, Misbourne Valley, Hodgemoor Woods (clockwise) Chiltern Hills About 14.8 miles 5h 25m
1/09/18 Barton and Deacon Hill (again) Chiltern Hills About 10 miles 3h 35m
18/08/18 Sonning Common and Mapledurham (clockwise) Chiltern Hills About 12.4 miles 4h 20m
11/08/18 Maidensgrove Common and Rotherfield Peppard (again) Chiltern Hills About 14 miles 5h 20m
5/08/18 Bledlow and Radnage (again) Chiltern Hills About 8.5 miles 3h 30m
28/07/18 Chenies and Ley Hill (again) Chiltern Hills About 11.7 miles 4h 15m
20/07/18 Bledlow Ridge, Bradenham, West Wycombe (again) Chiltern Hills About 13.5 miles 5h 25m
6/07/18 Coombe Hill and Redland End (again) Chiltern Hills About 10.8 miles 4h 45m
29/06/18 Shortened version of Ashridge Estate Boundary Trail Chiltern Hills About 12.9 miles 5h 20m
23/06/18 Hambleden, Marlow Common, Moorend Common Chiltern Hills About 10 miles 4h 30m
9/06/18 Cholesbury and The Lee (slight variation on my Buckland Common and The Lee walk) Chiltern Hills About 11.5 miles 4h 30m
2/06/18 Maidensgrove Common and Moor Common (anti-clockwise, again) Chiltern Hills About 14.3 miles 6h 10m (I took lots of flower photos)
19/05/18 Goring, Cray's Pond, Hartslock (clockwise) Chiltern Hills About 8.3 miles 3h 5m
9/05/18 Durlston and Dancing Ledge Dorset About 5.3 miles 2h 20m (lots of photos)
5/05/18 Cowleaze Wood and Turville Heath (again) Chiltern Hills About 11 miles 4h 50m
21/04/18 Great Kimble and Bacombe Hill (again) Chiltern Hills About 9.9 miles 4h 50m
14/04/18 Gaddesden Row and Briden's Camp Chiltern Hills About 9.5 miles 3h 50m (very muddy conditions)
7/04/18 Wigginton and Drayton Wood (anti-clockwise) Chiltern Hills About 6 miles 2h 30m (very muddy conditions, and I wasn't fully fit after having a virus)
17/02/18 Christmas Common, Cookley Green, Ibstone (clockwise) Chiltern Hills About 13.9 miles 6h 5m (I took far more photos than usual as I was trying out a new camera)
11/02/18 Pitstone Hill and Wigginton (clockwise, again) Chiltern Hills About 11.6 miles 4h 30m (I took far more photos than usual as I was trying out a new camera)
28/01/18 Hambleden, Medmenham, Colstrope, Fawley Chiltern Hills About 14.7 miles 6h (I took 276 photos, and it was very muddy!)
13/01/18 West Wycombe and Moorend Common (anti-clockwise) Chiltern Hills About 11 miles 4h 40m
7/01/18 Pitstone Hill, Dagnall Ashridge (improved route) Chiltern Hills About 14 miles 5h 35m (I took a lot of photos!)