Thursday, 23 September 2010

Chilterns and Thames Valley

Next stop Christmas

turkey.png Distance: 6.85 miles
Ascent: 86 metres
Duration: 2 hours 42 minutes

Walk 14: Cookham, Winter Hill and Cock Marsh

2010 has been racing by, so it was a wonderful surprise to find that Emma and I both had a day off today so could go out for a short walk together. Had we not already been discussing Christmas, the sight which greeted us just west of Cookham Dean would have put the idea foremost in our minds: the 25,000 turkeys of King's Coppice Farm.

This is a gentle walk which comes highly recommended. Besides the turkeys there are picturesque Berkshire villages, a section of chalk downland and a lovely finish along the bank of the River Thames. About a mile before leaving the riverbank there's even a slightly eccentric pub for those essential refreshments.

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