Return to Cholsey Grange

When we were travelling last year we made our second trip to Cholsey Grange. During our stay we discussed with Ted and Jackie looking after their beautiful CL caravan site whilst they went away on holiday.

There are numerous walks from this site and the location is perfect for us as it is close to where our daughter Lolly and her partner Toby live.

Cholsey Grange enjoys stunning views and an added bonus for me is that wifi has recently been installed on the site. So I can sit in the awning working and admiring the view whilst keeping an eye out for new arrivals.

We are here for a fortnight so I will get the opportunity to do some good long walks, but interspersed will be a number of strolls around the local area. We have been here for a couple of days and have so far repeated loops walked on previous stays but today’s walk is a variation of a walk we completed last year.

We leave Cholsey Grange by the farm track heading down hill to skirt a couple of fields and then join a footpath leading into Penley Wood. At a junction of paths we turn left and follow this path as it meanders through the woods towards Stokenchurch.

Emerging from the trees we cross a field of ripe wheat and then join the track going up towards Coopers Court Farm.

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Here we turn left away from the motorway along the Chiltern Way as it skirts the farm and then drops and quickly rises again through a copse. At a fork in the path we take the left option continuing on the Chiltern Way towards Studdridge Farm.

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After skirting Studdridge Farm we cross a couple of grass fields before briefly going through an area of woodland. At a junction in the paths we go left (leaving the Chiltern Way) this takes us towards Penley Wood. On reaching the field we depart from the footpath to follow the wide verge of the field taking us back towards the campsite.

It is a stunningly warm day so this stroll, around three and half miles, feels just about right.

8th August 2015

[To follow our walk you will need Ordnance Survey Explorer Map 171 – Chiltern Hills West]

© Two Dogs and an Awning (2015)

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