Social Activities/ Walking Group
Every other month John Holmes organises walks in the local area
The Walk Group started in 1999 with a couple of local walks for Rotarians and partners. The Chiltern Society, to commemorate the Millennium, designed and way-marked a 133 mile walking circuit around the Chilterns – the Chiltern Way.
The Group decided to walk the Way in stages of about 6 miles each month. This required cars to be positioned at the beginning and end of each leg of the walk. It took nearly 3 years to complete the circuit!
The current Walks are again of about 6 miles; take place on Sunday mornings; about every 7-8 weeks; usually in the beautiful Chilterns; usually somewhere local in the winter, a bit further afield in the summer.
The arrangements are: - a village hall is booked as a base; meet at 10.00 am; park; put out tables and chairs; maps are distributed; walk. On our return at about 1.30 pm we set out the bring-and-share food and drink we have all brought and have a very convivial lunch. Clear up and depart about 3.00 pm.
Joining details are sent out by email 3 weeks ahead of each walk date to those who have registered their interest. The date is also announced at a Rotary meeting so that all club members are aware and can join in. The walks have become popular with several friends of members who are now regular attenders.
Over the years we have hired the majority of village halls in the Chilterns – from Goring in the south to Barton-the-Clay in the north (could write a guide!). The facilities and hire charges vary considerably, but the cost to walkers is currently averaged at £2 pp to cover the cost of each hall.
The walks are good fun, not difficult, sociable, and with an excellent lunch. You are very welcome to join in.
Below are links to details of some recent walks
August 2014 Walk around Wendover
October 2014 Walk around Lewknor
December 2014 Walk around Skirmett
February 2015 Walk around Great Hamden
February 2018 Walk around Marsworth
Rotary Walk on Sunday 10th of January 2016
John has organised a pleasant 5 mile ramble through the Hampden Estate starting at Gt. Hampden Village Hall at 10 am prompt! A bring and share lunch at 1.30 back at the halldetails
Rotary and Friends Walk
February's walk has been moved to the 20th of March and takes place in the Waddesdon Estate. Meeting at Waddesdon Village Hall 10.00am.details
Rotary and Friends Walk Sunday 1st of May
Organised by John Holmes, this walk will take place at the Hambledon Village Hall. Datails as per the attached link.details
Wasserburg Club visit
There will be a joint meeting with our twin club in Bavaria starting May 6th. This year it will take place in Nuremburg with the Wasserburg club. We will be visiting the town and will have a formal meeting on Saturday evening with our wives/partners.details
Keith will be having his Presidents Dinner and Dance evening at the Ellesborough Golf Club. More details to follow.details
Rotary Walk starting at Goring
ROTARY AND FRIENDS WALK SUNDAY 17TH MAY, 2015 The arrangements for this walk are: - "¢ Meet at 10.00 am prompt at Goring Village Hall (Garden Room). RG8 9AG. In the High Street, towards the river bridge. "¢ Circular walk of about 5.5 miles, idetails
'Anything Goes' by Cole Porter
Musical Comedy by Cole Porter, contact John Holmes for detailsdetails
Rotary Walk Sunday February 9th 2014
Meeting at Gt Hampden Village Hall. Bring and share lunch at 1.30pmdetails