Classic itinerary day-by-day
1. Day one
Arrive in Wendover on Friday at your leisure and check in to your hotel. Your host will meet you in the evening here to give you your Route Directions and help with any questions you may have.
2. Day two
Circular Route from Wendover
Begin your walk from Wendover town, where you make your way towards a track that leads onto the Ridgeway, a route used since prehistoric times by travellers, herdsmen and soldiers. Climb up this path until you reach the very top of Coombe Hill, the highest viewpoint in the Chilterns. The route then wends its way past the Chequers Estate, which is known as the official country residence of the British Prime Minister. Soon you'll find yourself in the lovely village of Great Kimble, where you can enjoy a cosy pub lunch, before continuing on your way. The rest of the route leads you through agricultural landscape before arriving back in Wendover, where we suggest you head to Rumsey's cafe and reward yourself with a delicious cake!
9 miles (15km)
3. Day three
Chocolate making in Thame
Relax at your leisure this morning and enjoy lunch in Wendover. In the afternoon, you will be transferred to Thame, home of the second Rumsey's cafe and its special chocolate school. You'll have the chance to make your own chocolate figurine. This is a short session, purely for fun, and an ideal time to make something for yourself or a gift for someone special. On arrival you'll receive a special welcome. Put on your apron, hat and hairnet, then join the chef for a demonstration on how it's done. Next you'll choose your figurine mould and learn how to decorate your figurine. Once you've filled your mould, enjoy a house hot chocolate as you wait for it to set. Then wrap your chocolate masterpiece to take away with you, and enjoy a small gift of Rumsey's award winning chocolates too! Once you're done, we will transfer you back to Wendover for you to collect your luggage and catch your return train home.
walking and chocolate making - a perfect weekend away!