We've put a couple suggestions together from our Adventure Walks books for anyone who feels like heading off on Boxing Day to shake off the effects of Christmas... full walk descriptions are in the books, but here is a little taster that might get you going.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Drive out to the Chilterns for a two and a half mile walk in the rolling hills where Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was filmed. Park in the picturesque village of Turville . Walk towards the Church and take the path out of the village past the old school on a footpath shaded by trees. Stride up the hill on the footpath to the right and make a circular walk, with views of the windmill behind you. Sing as many songs as you can remember from the film, look out for Red Kites flying high above you and have lunch at the Bull and Butcher pub where you can order Chitty Chitty Bangers and Mash. 01491 638283. Ordnance survey map 171.
Swallows and Amazons
Pack the wellington boots and head for Pin Mill near Chelmondiston on River Orwell in Suffolk, once home to Arthur Ransome of Swallows and Amazon's fame. You can see Alma Cottage where Peter, Susan, Titty and Roger stayed. Take the river path along the from the Butt and Oyster pub on the River Orwell. Book your table before you go and walk along the estuary and back. Tell stories of sea dogs and pirates and practise whole body semaphore. Watch the boats on the river and head back to the pub for a warm rum and treacle pudding. Ordnance survey map 197.
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