Sat, 09 Mar|
Woburn Abbey Day Hike- Deer Park and Woodlands of Bedfordshire!
We are off to the borders of Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire to the beautiful fields, forests, villages of Woburn and Apsley, one of the oldest settlements in the country.
Time & Location
09 Mar 2019, 09:30 – 16:00
Euston, London NW1 2DU, UK
About the event
Set within 3,000 acres of Deer Park, home to nine free roaming species of deer, The Abbey’s captivating rooms and fascinating antiques show a personal side to a public family that has been instrumental in many significant periods of English history.
The park is home to Red Deer, Fallow Deer, Muntjac and Chinese Water Deer, the last three species having inevitably escaped and become naturalised in the local area. A fifth species, Pere David’s Deer, have so far remained in the park. They have the distinction of having been made extinct in their native China but were preserved in Woburn and a few other places, so successfully that they have now been re-introduced back in their homeland.
The return leg makes use of the Greensand Ridge Walk route and takes in a ruined medieval church and a couple of interesting villages and provides good views of the Abbey itself.
Set on the delightfully wooded Greensand Ridge, Aspley Guise is one of the oldest villages in Bedfordshire. Wildlife in the area includes Muntjac and Fallow Deer, rabbits and hares as well as a rich diversity of birdlife.
Please take the packed lunch with you, we will have a nice picnic in the deer park.
Price: £5 fee per guided hike
Train tickets cost approximately £15.20 with groupsave discount.
Length: 15.42km (approx 9.5 miles), 5 hours walking time
Toughness: 4 out of 10
Meeting point and time:
Our host will be waiting for you at 9:30 am, at Euston Railway station, next to the information centre in the middle of the main hall.
We will make our way to the platform at 10:03 am. If you are late I'm afraid we will not be able to wait and you'll miss the trip. We'll aim to take the 10:13 train* that arrives in Woburn Sand at 11:12 am.
Please note that unless the trip is cancelled the payments are non-refundable as the costs need to be paid in advance. However, you may be able to sell your place to your friends or other group members.