Linda took us back to the Chilterns for the May walk, starting at Warburg Nature Reserve near Bix. A combination of closed M4, and no phone signal at the end of the steep track meant a bit of a raggedy start, but everyone found it in the end.
The route took us through Bix woods and down to Henley riverside for lunch. Afterwards we followed the river for some time before ascending the downs and woods to Fawley, but not before having to cross through a ‘Spartan’ extreme obstacle challenge and avoid all the competitors. We didn’t take part, just getting up the hill was enough, thank you very much. A descent through the reserve brought us back to the cars.
On the way home through Marlow some of us dropped in to the first pub we found, which did seem to be a bit on the upmarket side, but it was only after we left we found out it was owned by chef Tom Kerridge. It is the only pub in the UK with 2 Michelin stars. Lucky we didn’t stop for food then, with starters from £30 upwards… We enjoyed the drink in the sun though!