Keep the Aspidistra Flying! (In the Footsteps of George Orwell)
Join us ‘Coming Up For Air’ in the Chilterns to discover George Orwell’s ‘golden country’. His childhood here in the Oxfordshire countryside can be see to have influenced passages in some of his writing and as we walk it is not difficult to find ourselves in both 1984 and his earlier novel Coming Up for Air.
Who is it for?
This 10 mile walk is ideal for walkers with a reasonable level of walking experience and fitness.
On this walk we operate a minimum age of 14 years for children who are capable of walking the distance and they must be accompanied by an adult who shall be responsible for them during the walk.
Can I bring my dog?
Sorry, dogs are not permitted on this walk
What will it be like?
10 miles (16 km)
Approx 6.5 hrs
A fairly strenuous walk at a moderate pace with stops at points of interest along the way
Mostly good paths and tracks over meadows, fields and through woodland but narrow and uneven in parts and can be muddy. Some rural road walking
Undulating terrain – total ascent/descent 585 ft
Pub stop during walk. Pub/cafe at finish