About the Chiltern Steam Rally
The village of Prestwood is located about 40 miles northwest of London and between A413 to the east and A4010 to the west. In the 1800s, it was known for its cherry orchards where Londoners would travel to admire the cherry blossoms. Today, it is the site of the weekend steam rally named the Chiltern Steam Rally
Organised by the Chiltern Traction Engine Club, the steam rally covers three fields with over 250 exhibits and entertainment for people young and old and in between.
There will be working demonstrations of timber cutting, thrashing, and stone crushing by the large steam rollers. Crafts stands and food stands will be there right along with the traction engines, vintage vehicles, and classic cars. You can drop your eight-year-old off at the Fun Fair while you head for the bar and begin to act like an eight-year-old yourself.
Chiltern Traction Engine Club
On July 30, 1950, a barrel of Firkin ale was at stake as Arthur Napper, and Miles Chetwynd-Stapylton raced their traction engines. Hopefully, the winner Arthur shared the ale, but even if he did not, the steam movement was born. 11 years later the Chiltern Traction Engine club was formed. Since 1985 the annual event has taken place at Honor End Lane in Prestwood.
Entry To The Rally
Funds raised by the Chiltern Steam Rally support The Pepper Foundation, a registered charity which helps to fund the Hospice at Home children's nursing team providing in-home care for children even on a 24/7 basis if needed. Entrance fees are £8.00 for adults, £7.00 for OAPs, and £2.00 for kids. The show runs from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day.
Somewhere to Stay in Buckinghamshire
Campers, Glampers (Glamour Campers - think of a B&B with a tent) and Caravaners will want to treat themselves with a weekend stay at the Home Farm Camping, Glamping & Caravan Site or the Bella Vista Camping Site near Prestwood in the Chiltern Hills, an Area Of Natural Beauty (AONB). If you head southwest for about 4 miles the city of High Wycombe is loaded with hotels and B&Bs for every taste and budget.
Getting To Honor End Lane
The primary task of driving to the Chiltern Steam Rally is to find Honor End Lane. From the A413 to the east, drivers will need to exit onto the A4128 at the roundabout at Great Missenden and head west toward Prestwood. The road will curve to the left at Wycombe Road where a quick right turn will put you on Honor End Lane. From the A4010 to the west, drivers will exit east onto Cadsden Road, it becomes Longdown Hill and merges with Missenden Road. Heading south, the road becomes Rignall Road. In another three-quarters of a mile, make a right onto Glade Road and then an immediate left onto Honor End Lane.
Other Things To Do Around Great Missenden
If you stay in High Wycombe, you will want to budget some of your time to see the local attractions. Spelunkers will want to see the Hell-Fire Caves that were excavated between 1748 and 1752 as a meeting place for prominent figures in Georgian society. One chamber in the network of caves is named Franklin’s cave after Benjamin Franklin, a noted visitor. The Wycombe Museum is another excellent place to spend a few hours and learn about the local history.
★★ Please contact the Chiltern Traction Engine Club for information on bringing dogs to the steam rally, available parking, and wheelchair accessibility. The show is all about bringing people together and preserving the steam heritage with every exhibit. And, it’s all for a great cause, The Pepper Foundation. ★★
When is the next Chiltern Steam Rally?
The Chiltern Steam Rally is planned to take place at Honor End Lane, Prestwood, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, HP16 9HQ, Saturday 4th July, 2020. This is a Weekend Steam Rally.
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