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Our visit on Friday 22nd September is to Hambleden Valley, an unashamedly beautiful area of the Chilterns. It is a mixture of working farmland, woodland and rural villages. We will meet at 10.30 in the free car park behind the Stag & Huntsman in Hambleden, click here for a map. The village comprises 44 dwellings, the pub and village stores. This, together with 1600 acres, was bought by Urs Schwarzenbach, a Swiss financier, in 2007 from Henry Smith, heir to the W H Smith fortune.
Tea and coffee is available in the village shop and they will even do a bacon roll if pre-ordered on 01491 571201. Lunch will be at 1pm at The Frog at Skirmett, about 3 miles north of Hambleden. Your lunch order will be taken when we meet.
There are many sites to photograph along the valley including many farming landscapes. Hambleden Marina and Lock is just south of the village and there is a car park on the right leaving the village about 500yrds from the marina. North of the village are Skirmett, Fingest, Turville and Ibstone. We also have permission to photograph at the Chiltern Valley Winery and Brewery, about 2 miles north of Hambleden. If you do visit, please do so before lunch as there is a wedding party in the afternoon.
Alan Strawn: Outing organiser
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