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Stepping up to the Beacon

The Diehards scouts at the top of Ivinghoe Beacon

17 scouts with 7 leaders and 2 parents took to the Chiltern Hills on Sunday 21st May. We all met at Tring station in Hertfordshire, most traveling up by train from Euston, and set out in 4 groups each with a separate route planned and navigated by the scouts.

We took in some breathtaking scenery during the 4 hour 10 Km (6 plus miles) trek, all meeting up at the top of Ivinghoe Beacon across the county in Buckinghamshire. The picture is as the top of Ivanghoe Beacon which stands 233 Metres (757 ft in old money) above sea level and backs onto the Ashridge Estate. With commanding views across the plains of the Aylesbury Hundreds it is the starting point of the Icknield Way to the east, and the Ridgeway long-distance path to the west.

Of course we booked the weather and look forward to the next hike. Some scouts were fascinated with the wildlife so much so that they were giving names to snails! Well done Tom for organising and thanks too for the parents and other leaders joining in.

8th St Marylebone Scouts' distinctive neckerchief
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