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WEIRD SKELETON WALK | 8 MILES | MODERATE | BERKSHIRE

September 25 @ 9:45 am - 2:00 pm BST

Discover a weird, slightly creepy and incredibly intriguing sculpture by a derelict barn in the middle of a field somewhere in Berkshire.

Note, please arrive by 9.45 am we will set off at 10 am sharp.

The walk: This is a fabulous walk and much of it is along a forest trail. We will stop for lunch, spot wild deer and if we are lucky we will start to see the wild mushrooms growing. We will enjoy the delights of sleepy villages, rope swings and very luxurious houses along this trail, with the highlight of the trip being the Nuba Sculpture.

THIS HAUNTING SCULPTURE IS MADE all the more powerful by its odd location. It’s backdropped by a half-collapsed barn, surrounded by the expanse of a remote field. There are no signs leading to the striking sculpture or plaques explaining its meaning.

The artwork, depicting two skeletons in an embrace, is titled “The Nuba Survival.” It was created by local Oxfordshire sculptor John Buckley (best known for his sculpture of a shark sticking out of a roof in Headington) following a visit to the Nuba Mountains in southern Sudan.

MEETING PLACE: The public car park by the playing field / opposite the primary school in Checkendon – free parking.

Note: we often meet in places where there is no postcode, so we encourage you to use What3Words app which will take you to the exact location.

WHAT3WORDS: https://what3words.com/flagging.poet.truck

Click the link above, then click “Navigate using Google Maps”

Grade – Moderate walk

Dogs: There are a couple of non-dog friendly stiles on this route, however there are some little diversions you can do to avoid them. So yes, your furry friends are welcome on this trail.

WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU

  • Good walking shoes / boots (and other clothes of course!).
  • Some elements may be overgrown, so I would advise wearing long trousers.
  • A drink. (min of 1 litre)
  • Hand sanitizer 
  • A packed lunch
  • Walking poles (not essential).
  • Spare rain gear / extra jumper if the weather is chilly.

Details

Date:
September 25
Time:
9:45 am - 2:00 pm BST
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/weird-skeleton-walk-8-miles-moderate-berkshire-registration-167052744255

Venue

Public Car Park in Checkendon (See What3Words link) Main Street Checkendon
Main Street, Checkendon, RG8 0SP
Checkendon, RG8 0SP GB
+ Google Map

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

There are no permissions expressed or implied by the Adventure Geek organisers. Participants make use of the facilities at their own risk and without express permission from the Adventure Geek organisers.

Walking is a physically active sport. If you have any doubts about your abilities, you should always seek advice from your GP before embarking on an Adventure Geek walk.

By registering for an event you accept that you do so entirely at your own risk and that it is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and able to take part in the event. We regroup often and our walks cater for all levels of fitness.

Children under the age of 16 years old are the responsibility of their parents or guardians and need to be accompanied at all times before, during and after the walk.

Adventure Geek volunteers do not accept responsibility for injury, loss and damage sustained by a participant unless the above injury, loss and damage are proven to have been caused as a direct result of negligence on the part of the organisers.

Dogs are welcome on the majority of our walks, however, we kindly ask that only one dog per walker and that the welfare of the animal remains your responsibility throughout your walk.  On occasion, we may add a note of “No dogs allowed” on specific walks (usually those with cattle), please respect this note.