MK Deaf Rambling – Photos from Chinnor & Bledlow Circular Walk – 5th October 2019

Photos from the Milton Keynes Deaf Rambling group on the Chinnor & Bledlow Circular walk on 5th October 2019 with summary from walk leader Steve Lawrence:

 Luckily It was dry cloudy morning and surprisingly warm, not even a drop of rain at all!
From the Bledlow pub in the village, we started to walk along the rolling hills; some sloped steeply uphill and downhill; throughout the beautiful unspoilt colourful autumnal beechwoods, chalk downland and valleys. We observed the local attractive villages with their traditional bricks and flint cottages nestle around the medieval St Mary church in the vicinity of petty Radnage interestingly. 
The most dramatic feature of the area is the chalk escarpment, a ridge and open pastures with sheep grazed.
We spotted a glimpse of the prey birds flew over the meadow, probably Red-kite or whatever but were unable to identified them specifically with uncertainty because we are unprofessional birdwatchers!
One more hill to go, we ascended steadily up the scrub covered slopes of Lodge Hill, with panoramic views of Vale of Aylesbury fantastically before returning to car parking of Bledlow village.
After a brief tea break at the local pub, we leisurely walked up in a short distance to the ironed gate besides the Church and then we descended to the bottom of Lyde Garden secret. As we observed, this water garden was built on the site of the natural springs that surface close to the church, consisting the board-walks and ornaments set in a combination of ponds and water plants with delightful.
It was nice long relaxing walk with enjoyment indeed “.

MK Deaf Rambling: Chinnor Circular Walk – 5th October 2019

Chinnor Circular Walk (via Bledlow Ridge), Buckinghamshire/Chilterns. 10.5 miles walk, Moderate grade.

Walking in the classic Chilterns landscape of lengthy rolling hills, beech woods and dry valleys including the small picturesque villages and interesting medieval churches.

Meet by the Trinity church or along the road near the Lions of Bledlow pub at Church End, Princess Risborough, HP27 9PE at 10am. The walk will start no later than 10.30am.

Google Map link:

  • Bring your own lunch and drinks or eat at local pub.
  • Wear suitable sturdy boots and always bring weatherproof clothing.
  • Dogs are welcome but it is your responsibility to keep on lead when walking on the road and clean up dog mess.
  • Walk Leader is Steve Lawrence– contact email

Photos from Milton Keynes Deaf Rambling Badby walk – July 6th 2019

Apologies for the lateness of this post!

Photos from the Badby to Farthingstone Circular Walk on 6th July 2019 by the Milton Keynes Deaf Rambling club.

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Summary of the walk by Steve Lawrence:

“From The windmill Inn of Badby village we started our walk south to follow the Knightley Way signpost though the edge of Badby Wood down and en route to the historic Fawsley Hall Hotel & Spa which was a seventh century royal manor.

After 7 miles long walked to Farthingstone village, via the golf course, we entered the local pub with the pink painted seats placed in front of building and rested there for lunchtime in the back garden, with variety of ornamental objects including glass bottles that embodies with living colourful plants intricately everywhere in the garden, that looks like a fairytale place where elves occupy there.  Fantastically! 

As we strolled continually along for another 5 miles though the deciduous woodland between Farthingstone and Everdon including Everdon Stubbs Park, and on top of Everdon hill we swayed through the cultivated crop with lovely distinctive red poppies mixed as these reminding us the memorial war battlefields of Remembrance. Viewed with some great scenery views over classic Northamptonshire countryside, rolling hills, fields, farmhouses and farm tracks. 

We returned to the Windmill Inn in Badby for some lovely drinks to quench our thirsty. We enjoyed the circular walk which is a little less exciting, but overall this is a really enjoyable walk.”

MK Deaf Rambling: Badby to Farthingstone Circular Walk – Saturday 6th July

MK Deaf Rambling: Badby to Farthingstone Circular Walk – Saturday 6th July 10 am.

Badby to Farthingstone Circular Walk (via Fawsley Hall and Everdon Stubbs), Northants. 11.5 miles walk, Easy/Moderate grade.

A great place to walk though the Badby Wood, en route to the historic Fawsley Hall and also stunning scenery views from Everdon Stubbs Park.

Meet at the The Windmill Inn, Main Street, Badby, Northamptonshire, NN11 3AN at 10am. The walk will start at 10.30am.

Google Map:

  • Bring your own lunch and drinks.
  • Wear suitable sturdy boots and always bring weatherproof clothing.
  • Dogs are welcome but it is your responsibility to keep on lead when walking on the road and clean up dog mess.
  • Walk Leader is Frixos Aresti – contact email


MK Deaf Rambling: Photos from Hexton Circular walk Saturday April 13th 2019

Photos of MK Deaf Rambling group from their walk last Saturday 13th April 2019.
Circular Hill Walking from Hexton, including Lilley Hoo, 12.5 miles, 5 hours overall.
Quote from Steve Lawrence:
“As we proceeded our walk from the Raven Pub in the village of Hexton to the place of Barton-le-Clay including the few survived thatched-roof cottages and by the church, we then ascended to top of Barton Hills to allow us to overlook the Barton-le-clay below. Continued few miles up to the next Warden Hill where the place of Luton town can be seen below and beyond and then walked down to reach the old fashioned Lilley Arms pub at Lilley Hoo, but less cosy feeling, for a break to re-energised us. We resumed to walk along the way across the chalked farmland throughout. Suddenly there was the hailstones rained down upon us, only for briefly time. Till we reached the triangular pillar and summit of Deacon Hills, via Telegraph Hill and Pegsdon hills. We viewed over the fantastic beautiful Bedfordshire plains and into Hertfordshire countrysides so stunningly. We began to descent the hill as the last of the hills visited. Suddenly we ran down fast cautiously all the way to the bottom of hill hilariously, which reminds us in our childhood.
No doubt it was one of the best place of North Chilterns countryside to seen on the walk that we had experienced with enjoyment indeed. Came off the hill we arrived Hexton and entered the cosy Lavender Tea room of Hexton hall to comfort us!“

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MK Deaf Rambling – Saturday 13th April 2019

MK Deaf Rambling will be leading a walk on Saturday 13th April 2019 from Hexton near Hitchin at 10am. See information below:

Circular Hill Walking from Hexton including Lilley Hoo, Beds/Herts.

13 miles approx, Moderate level.

Walking route is in the situation of the Northern end of the Chilterns and it is a great place to walk though, with stunning views through miles after miles of beautiful countryside.

Meet at the The Raven Pub, Village Street, Hexton,
Hitchin, SG5 3JB at 10am. The walk will start at 10.30am.

Google Map:

  • Bring your own lunch and drinks or eat at Lilley Arms pub.
  • Wear suitable sturdy boots and always bring weatherproof
  • Dogs are welcome but it is your responsibility to keep on lead
    when walking on the road and clean up dog mess.
  • Walk Leader is Bryan Whalley – contact email



Photos of MK Deaf Rambling walk on Saturday 6th October 2018

Photos of MK Deaf Rambling‘s Ampthill & Clophill Circular Walk (12.5 miles) on Saturday 6th October 2018.

“Trodden along the 12.5 miles route in the persistent showers all day with well visibility of countryside views
but it does not dampen our spirits and in the end, we were soaked through! “

Photo 1 – Had our lunchtime at the flying horse pub in Clophill.

Photo 2 – Converted the iconic red telephone box into the smallest library containing variety of books in Flitton village!

MK Deaf Rambling – Ampthill & Clophill Circular Walk – Saturday 6th October 2018

Come and join MK Deaf Rambling on a leisurely 12 mile circular walk on Saturday 6th October 2018 at 10am.

Park your car at the South West Car Park in Ampthill Park, at the pretty small historic town of Ampthill, just off the B530 next to the cricket ground at 10am.

There is a lovely café with toilet facilities in the park where we will meet before starting the walk at 10.30am (you may wish to have breakfast in the café or coffee beforehand!?).

Bring your packed lunch and drinks or have lunch at the lovely Flying Fox pub in Clophill, off the A6 by 12.30pm, having completed the first 6 miles.

After a hour rest, we will continue another 6 miles walk back to Ampthill, passing the ruins of Houghton House to reach the car park by 4pm.

The walk is moderately flat with the exception towards the end, when going up some small hills to admire some views of Bedfordshire’s countryside.

Everyone is welcome! 


Gentle reminder: MK Deaf Rambling – Furzton Lake Walk Wednesday 8th August 2018

Gentle reminder of the MK Deaf Rambling‘s short walk on Wednesday 8th August 2018 at Furzton Lake.
Meeting point at Furzton Lake car park off Watling Street V4 (MK4 1BZ) at 10 am (start walking at 10.30am).
Distance is 4 miles and Easy grade. Dogs are welcome but please bring lead and pick up dog waste.
Everyone is welcome! 

Photos from MK Deaf Rambling walk – July 8th 2018

Photos from the MK Deaf Rambling walk on Sunday 8th July 2018 at Chiltern Hills above Tring.

Quote from Jean Lawrence:

Jonathan Farthing , Steve Lawrence and I been walked nearly 12.8 miles, enjoyably thoughts the beautiful Chiltern scenery in sweltering day with inclusion of visiting to Ivinghoe Beacon Hill summit for viewing monuments, Aldbury village, Canal, Chalk pit quarry and Pitstone windmill fantastically!

Sounds like an enjoyable long walk for the deaf walkers! Thank you Jean for the photos!

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