Below are photographs taken on Paul Connolly's

walk from Princes Risborough on 16 October 2011

by our most prolific photographer Sheila Bravin

Walkers gather at Princes Risborough from the

Chiltern Railway from London Marylebone

Please note the blue skies and sunglasses on

this wonderful October day

The map of the area provides some information

before setting off

Countryside immediate with this lovely thatched cottage

 

This is for real and someone lives there

 

The idyllic gardens of cottages

Pause to contemplate the scene

So relaxing to ramble under a canopy of trees

The local Church at Princes Risborough

 

Sharing the pathway with cyclists can be alarming!!

 

   

 

An old railway crossing still functioning

   

 

 

 

Horses coated for the autumn chill

 

 

A well marked trail to follow.  Note the name

"Sustrans".  They received £80 million from the

first round of lottery allocations in order to raise

the standard of walkways and get people active. 

They spent much of it converting footpaths into cycle ways.

 

Interesting sculptured waymark signs along the way

 

 

 

 

Mmmmm. chubby sheep grazing in the meadow.  Lamb for lunch??

 

A varied walk for interest and leisure

 

That name "Sustrans" again

 

 

Horse riders well groomed and friendly

 

 

Pause for water and Peace Prayer of St Francis

 

All enjoying the day so far

 

Photographer gets into the frame

   

 

 

Passing of a road and view of a horse-friendly pub

 

 

  

Lots on offer for the hungry rambler

 

Lunch will be soon at Thame, and that name "Sustrans" appears again

 

 

 

The Cross Keys in Thame welcomed ramblers

with their own sandwiches, once the order of

the day but a rarity nowadays.

 

But the foodie ramblers plough through Thame for a bought lunch

 

Thame is an ancient town, proud of its literary and artistic heritage

 

 

Very interesting local shops

 

Reasons to come back on a day trip

 

 

 

 

The wonderful lunch stop at last!!

 

 

The afternoon walk passed through the ancient Churchyard on the way out of Thame

   

 

Continuing out of Thame on the way to Haddenham

 

 

 

   

Accross the stiles and through the fields

  

 

 

 

 

The inspiring sounds of water rushing over stones

 

 

Careful distance from our bovine friends

 

Which root vegetable is this?

 

Field upon field and and bridges to cross

   

 

 

Roads to cross too and our photographer got a rare photo of the normally camera shy leader

 

 

 

The weather graces the last leg of the journey

 

 

 

  

The footpath is not immediately obvious

   

There is a lot growing here but what is it?

 

Autumn sun casts ramblers' shadows on the fields

   

 

   

Still some flowering and seeding going on.

 

Some long bamboo grass

 

 

A lovely English village, Haddenham

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

A glider from nearby airfield flies over Haddenham Station

 

Prepare to travel

 

And a welcome train arrives for the journey home

 

All aboard and away we go!!!

 

 

 

 

Apart from a few taken in the Pub the photographs of this walk are of the countryside and woodland through which the walk passed.

The lunch stop was at the Cock - Broom and the tea stop at Henlow.  I think these photos were at the lunch stop.