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Ding Dong Bell, there's an Elephant on the Well! (4103)

Monday, 16 October '23   9:45am – 4:30pm BST
Car Park, Stoke Row Road, Peppard Common, RG9 5EJ
9 spaces available


In days gone by the rural communities in the Chilterns often suffered from severe water shortages. The dry valleys of the Chilterns (known as bottoms) did not provide water and piped water did not reach many communities until the mid-1900s. So how did these communities survive?

This 10.5 mile circular walk explores the historical importance of water to the hill communities of the Chilterns. Along our way we visit a number of small villages and hamlets, each with their covered wells and including the magnificent Maharajah's Well complete with golden elephant! We will take a break for refreshment in Stoke Row (pub/cafe available).


Meet in car park opposite Peppard Stores, Stoke Row Rd, Peppard Common
Please dress appropriately for a walk in the countryside, and having regard to the British weather! Paths may be rough and muddy in part. A small rucksack is useful for personal items such as water, snacks, spare clothing etc. We advise walkers to carry personal first aid.
Please bring food and drink for personal consumption during the walk. We will take a break for refreshment in Stoke Row (pub/cafe available).
Paths and track variable and can be muddy in places at times, particularly after rain.
Some short sections on quiet lanes. Undulating route (total ascent/descent approx 730 ft). No stiles.








Car Park
Stoke Row Road
Peppard Common