Cholsey and Wallingford

Date

Sat Sep 1st

Organiser

Steve R

Cost

Free to members and prospective members, £6 supplement for attendees from Meetup

Activity

Something for everyone: walk, steam train, museum, Agatha Christie, castle and festival. Easy paced 3 ish mile walk (flat) each way between Cholsey and Wallingford taking in home and grave of Agatha Christie, out partially along Thames, back partially along steam train line. We'll be bringing our 27 month son with us; route involves a few stiles so not fully buggy friendly (if you bring buggy it will need to be lifted over a few stiles). Steam train, first departs 11:35 from Cholsey station (connects with national trains), last departs Wallingford 16:05, journey time less than 30 minutes. Long lunch in Wallingford so time to visit Wallingford castle grounds and Wallingford museum. All weekend Bunkfest is running in Wallingford (free family festival) so stalls, music and beer etc. Option to stay later if you wish, last bus from Wallingford departs 20:15 arrive Cholsey station 20:24.

Refreshments

Loads of food and drink options in Wallingford or bring packed lunch etc. Note plan is to spend 2-3 ish hours in Wallingford for lunch and to visit museum, castle etc.

Travel

You can get train to Cholsey, arrive on the 10:39 prompt please. Great Western Railway line with trains from Paddington, Ealing Broadway, Hayes and Harlington, Slough etc. Check depart time of train from your station to arrive at 10:39 please. By car take A40/M40 west out of London, leave at J6, take B460 through Watlington past Benson, turn left onto A4074, at main roundabout take A4130 signed Didcot, cross river, at cross of roads take left Wallingford Road to Cholsey, follow signs to station (signed), park at station (pay) or on side road (free) - allow time for parking.

Start

10:39am prompt outside entrance to Cholsey station, Railway Approach, Cholsey, OX10 9QD

Finish

Around 4:00pm at Cholsey station, but flexible as loads of options to get back (walk, steam train, bus) depending on what you decide to do

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