Autumn in the Chilterns can be truly spectacular and a walk at this time of year is irresistible! Our 8-mile
walk from Stoke Row takes us through the famous Chilterns beech woods as they turn rich hues of
orange, red and yellow. We pass through Checkendon and on to Garson’s Farm for a refreshment stop
at Blue Tin Produce, a little hidden gem, then return via Scot’s Farm. Along the way we hope to discover
mediaeval fresco paintings, sculpture by the renowned war artist Eric Kennington, stunning glass
windows by Laurence Whistler and John Hayward, and a haunting sculpture by John Buckley. There
were also our usual nature notes and other discoveries along the way.
Meet by the Chapel, Newlands Lane, Stoke Row. Roadside parking in village (please park responsibly)
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.
Mid-walk refreshment break at Blue Tin Produce - pay locally (and an opportunity to purchase some wonderful local Chilterns produce).
Pub and village shop café in Stoke Row. Well defined paths and tracks but uneven, rough or muddy in places. Total ascent/descent 700ft (214m), steep in part. Some gates. No stiles.: