I don't know why I forgot to blog this grand day out, but five days too late I am doing it anyway.
Darren sorted out the route and the two of us and Susan, and we set out on a lovely sunny day. After a few miles we arrived at Brill which is a beautiful village at the top of a very steep hill. Susan had cycled it before and knew that our route took us up to the top of the hill, then back down again before finally going up again to a windmill and actually to the village.
We then carried on to what we were expecting to be the highlight of the day - Waddesdon Manor. Unfortunately the manor house is carefully hidden in the middle of a wood on the top of a hill so we didn't see it at all, but we had a great time cycling along car free road in the grounds. Waddesdon Village is a sight to behold, but is on the very busy A41, so it was good that we turned quickly off and back on to quiet lanes.
Next stop was at Quainton, which I had never heard of, but turned out to be the highlight. It has a vintage railway station complete with steam trains.....
..... a very nice cafe with tables on the village green and an amazing view of yet another windmill.
A route that I am sure that we will be doing again and at 54 kilometres, just the right distance.