Cholesbury 31st March 2012.
9.8 Mile 1331ft ascent.

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A ten mile walk again around the North Chilterns, this time starting from the village of Cholesbury (SP935075). This small village lies about 200 metres above sea level and is surrounded by both woodland and rolling hills. The fields around the village are full of both flint and chalk, and on this day the weather was again dry and the fields badly needed rain. To the north of the village is Cholesbury camp (SP930072) an Iron age fort , its oval shape covers aboutt 10 acres and construction started 2 Century BC. Inside the ramparts stands St Lawrence Church (Sp929071) with the oldest parts dating to the 12th-13th century. The village name Cholesbury is Anglo Saxon and means Plateau camp, but the hill fort would have stopped being used after the roman invasion. Inside the village stands a windmill (Sp935069) that was erected in 1863, this mill has been turned into a private house now and looks a great place to live, so go take a look. A short walk took us to the village of Buckland common (Sp923070) then onto a small wood called Lady Grove (Sp913062) there is not much to see there, however the bluebells were out, this is a bit early in the year I thought but my dad said this was normal. we later arrived in a village called The lee (Sp900042) again a picture postcard village complete with large village green and a nice looking pub. Next come Ballinger common (SP912032) and then Chartridge (Sp931037). All in all not a bad walk which was made complete with a pint of Fullers london pride in the Full moon Cholesbury (Sp935068)