Day 6 – Henton to Wedover

Around 12 miles up & down today both feeling tired & looking forward to the end.
Martin, owner of The Peacock Inn, Henton kindly dropped us off at the bottom of the ridge today. As a former Ridgeway walker, he understood before we even broached the subject, just how demoralising walking distances that don’t “count” can be!
Find out more below & how Martin purchased the inn during an overnight stay on a Ridgeway walk when the menu consisted of pot noodles & lashings of beer!
I reckon a lots improved since then – recommended!
http://www.peacockcountryiAround 12 miles up & down today both feeling tired & looking forward to the end.
Martin, owner of The Peacock Inn, Henton kindly dropped us off at the bottom of the ridge today. As a former Ridgeway walker, he understood before we even broached the subject, just how demoralising walking distances that don’t “count” can be!
Find out more below & how Martin purchased the inn during an overnight stay on a Ridgeway walk when the menu consisted of pot noodles & lashings of beer!
I reckon a lots improved since then – recommended!
http://www.peacockcountryinn.co.uk

Moving up the ridge line, following the Icknield way for part, we crosse above Princes Riborough, ascending to Whiteleaf & some hazy views across to where we had almost started our journey.

Here we walked for a while with a woman, who had livid in Chalfont St Giles whilst working for Amersham international, She spoke of increased surfaced pathways, gates etc taking away the natural feel of thi section and we both agreed as it is a lovely steep area to walk through,
Dropping into Cadsden we rested outside The Plough http://www.plough-at-.co.uk. It looked lovely but we pushed on further & linked up with Bernie Gould near Pulpit Hill, walking back to Wendover via Chequers and a diversion for a late lunch at The Russell Arms, Butlers Cross. It looks like it may have changed hands recently but food was good as was service and thanks to Bernie for picking up the tab !
Back to the Ridgeway via steep ascent of Coombe Hill ( I did this same ascent at around 7am on a cub camp 30+ years ago). Across Coombe hill to the Boer War monument & down a more gentle slope where we headed off to our B&B & said goodbye to Bernie, who it was great to see again.
Fell asleep as 1st job at B&B before heading out to treat us to a curry!!!!

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6 thoughts on “Day 6 – Henton to Wedover

  1. Hi Matt & Tom – just back from hols, so checking on your progress…! Guess today must must be the final stage – you’ve done fantastically well – not long to go now!! Enjoyed reading the blog and looking at the photos. Ruth x

  2. Joined Matt & Tom somewhere between Princes Risborough & Chequers. Walked a few miles together before making the sensible decision to make a detour to a nice pub for lunch. The two pints of local ale were excellent until I realised that I then had to climb Combe Hill up its steepest ascent. Matt (or Marco, as he will always be known to me from now on) says that he usually falls asleep when he is bored, but somehow I kept him awake for the whole four hours we were together.

    • Bernie was most insistent on joining us for at least a part of our adventure and we bumped into each other just before Tom & I made our way across to Chequers. Anyone who knows Bernie, knows he is neither scary or funny so I felt quite safe in his company – rest assured I crashed once we hit the B&B !

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