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White Mark Farm ** Cancelled**
10 August @ 2:00 pm - 13 August @ 4:00 pm8.50PUN
Unfortunately we have had to cancel this meet as we don’t have stewards.
Sorry for any inconvenience caused
The site offers views across the open Oxfordshire countryside, with good walking and cycling in the immediate area. The National Ridgeway Trail runs alongside the campsite, making it an ideal overnight stop for those walking the whole trail. There are excellent photo opportunities with Red Kites flying overhead, hedgehogs, rabbits, bats, owls and plenty of other wildlife to be seen.
Local pubs, restaurants and shops are all within half a mile, and we offer a good base for visiting the historic City of Oxford (18 miles), Windsor, Legoland, Thorpe Park, The River Thames at Henley (10 miles) and Marlow (15 miles), or day trips to London with London Marylebone Station approx 40 mins from High Wycombe.
The nearest cinemas are in High Wycombe and Henley. Swimming pools – High Wycombe, Princes Risborough, Cowley, Oxford and seasonal outdoor pool at Wallingford. A 10-pin bowling alley is also in High Wycombe. We are within driving distance of Bekonscot Miniature Model Village at Beaconsfield, Odds Farm Rare Breeds at Wooburn Common, Cotswold Wildlife Park and Whipsnade. Within a 25 mile radius we have several National Trust properties including Cliveden, Hughenden, Waddesdon, Greys Court and Claydon.
Town or Village ? Technically Watlington is an ancient market town and it claims to be reputedly the smallest town in England.
The village’s position at the foot of the Chilterns and on the edge of the Vale of Oxford adds to its character, for here we start to see some Chilterns-style flint buildings as well as timber framed and thatched cottages although most of the buildings are built of brick. With its fine selection of small shops, the dominating 17th century town hall and many historic buildings dating back to that period, and before, in all Watlington is a very attractive village.
The parish church is St. Leonard’s. Much of the present church is Victorian although there are a few remains from the original Norman church.
The area around Watlington is a perfect place to watch red kites soaring overhead. These distinctive birds of prey were re-introduced to the Chilterns from Spain in 1989-1994 as they had become extinct in England by the end of the 19th century, with just a few breeding pairs existing in Wales.
Some scenes from episodes of the popular TV series Midsomer Murders have been filmed in the village.
The Watlington White Mark was designed by local squire Edward Horne, who felt that the parish church of St Leonard, when viewed from his home, would be more impressive if it appeared to have a spire. He had this unusual folly cut into the chalk escarpment of Watlington Hill in 1764. It is 36 feet (11 m) wide at its base and 270 feet (82 m) long.