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!!!