Christmas Common circular walk

Start: Christmas Common

Finish: Christmas Common

Length: 11.4 km / 7 miles

Weather: Hot and sunny

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On a hot summer's day, I couldn't work out why I didn't see anybody else out walking. It was only when I got home I realised England had played Panama in the World Cup.

 

At the start of the walk in Shotridge Wood.

Christmas Common circular walk

 

Christmas Common circular walk

 

Not sure whose Ha Ha and Grecian Urn this is, the house isn't marked on the map.

Christmas Common circular walk

 

Go across the road and through the gate.

Christmas Common circular walk

 

Then across the field.

Christmas Common circular walk

 

Cross the lane and into the field. Great Wood can be seen in the distance.

Christmas Common circular walk

 

Greater Knapweed.

Greater knapweed

 

Turn right after the stile and follow this long, straight bridleway.

Christmas Common circular walk

 

Cross over the lane and into the wood.

Christmas Common circular walk

 

Walk up hill through, what looks like a holloway, towards Northend Farm.

Christmas Common circular walk

 

This redundant bus shelter, now a community hub, provided welcome shade for my lunch break.

Christmas Common circular walk

 

A short section of lane walking.

Christmas Common circular walk

 

A stile appears in the hedge after a short while, on the right.

Christmas Common circular walk

 

This leads downhill, through a wood to Turville Park Farm.

Christmas Common circular walk

 

Turn left at Turville Park Farm and walk through the fields.

Christmas Common circular walk

 

Christmas Common circular walk

 

The path that leads up to Hollandridge Lane.

Christmas Common circular walk

 

Hollandridge Lane. I thought this might have been a green lane, which would have been gentler on the feet.

Christmas Common circular walk

 

Christmas Common circular walk

 

The Church of the Nativity, through the bushes at Christmas Common.

Christmas Common circular walk