A Walk Round Checkendon
posted by Ian Lewis in Summer Outings
The further adventures of Whitchurch Hill Camera Club...
This week found us gathered in the Chiltern village of Checkendon, our guide for the evening the local expert on the area, Jon Scourse - who's produced a photographic guide book on The Chilterns!
We started by visiting the parish church of SS Peter and Paul - a Norman building with Mediaeval wall paintings and some fine modern glass in the ancient stone window frames. Eventually prising the last image-takers out of that building we followed our leader into the woods, through gates and along twisting lanes to the Equestrian Centre near which are various sculptures - including, unsurprisingly, a horse!
On then, past chocolate-box cottages, to the equally chocolate-box Black Horse pub. An amazing place this - you step back a century or two - the interior being like someone's cottage! (NB: ale was good - and almost local!)
Refreshed, it was onward and upward to head into more woodland and country lanes, past farms and cottages - back to Checkendon village itself where we were greeted by the sound of the church bells!
A great evening - a good walk, super ale and some decent photo opportunities too! Thanks, Jon, for organizing this and for leading our safari!