Natural Netwalking, a social enterprise which combines a love of the outdoors, walking and business networking is to begin a new monthly event at the spectacular Wormsley Estate near Stokenchurch.
The monthly events begin in March 2022 after the organisers were granted privileged access to walk on the estate, famed for its unspoiled Chiltern landscapes and for being one of the earliest locations where Red Kites were first reintroduced to England.
“We are absolutely thrilled to be coming to Wormsley,” co-founder Jackie Jarvis said. “We already have walks at Waddesdon Manor and Blenheim Palace, which are both amazing places, but Wormsley is a private estate, so it is much rarer to be able to walk on the estate and see its hidden world. ”Walking on the estate is normally limited to bridleways and public footpaths, but as partners with the Wormsley Estate, Natural Netwalking will following routes and pathways on areas of the estate where access is normally restricted. Wormsley is also opening up its famous Walled Garden for the group to begin and end their walks and will be serving tea and coffee there.
Anne-Marie Payne, part of the Events team at Wormsley said: “We are delighted to welcome local businesses to meet, walk, be inspired and forge the kinds of connections that can make all the difference to them. We are pleased to help Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire businesses to prosper.”
“This is a quintessentially English estate, and one of the gems of the Chilterns. There are very few visible traces of the 20th or 21st centuries to spoil the view. It has become a regular filming location and our estate team is careful to maintain its unique character.”
Dawn Lillington of Natural Netwalking said it is a walk that will change with the seasons: “People coming on this walk will really notice the changes each month. We will be changing the route and exploring different areas of the estate too, so there is a lot to look forward to.” The walks will take in the deer park, cricket pitch, and the art and opera pavilions.
The walk leader, Rod Macrae of Positively Media said: “We look forward to welcoming business people to come and meet others like them on these walks. It is not only good for wellness, but for business too. Walking and talking is already proving very popular, but I hope this event, with its unique appeal will be very successful.”
“Talking whilst walking together changes how much more people share and exchange. It is nice hearing great conversations during our 3-mile walks. I think that by walking here in Wormsley we can expect some great relationships to develop.”
To take part in the first walk and find out more: www.naturalnetwalking.co.uk