Wendover hills and dales (1901)

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    Start date18th October 2023
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    Time10:00 am
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    LocationWendover Woods
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This is an 8.5 mile walk with several steep climbs. Leaving from the Manor waste outside Budgens in Wendover we will go up Bacombe hill via the burial mound to Coombe Hill memorial, then back paths to St Mary’s church Wendover. Joining the Ridgeway to hog trough valley. Then through Wendover woods to the cairn marking the highest point in the chilterns and back down to Wendover via Boddington hill Iron age hill fort.

Additional information

Bring a packed lunch and drinks. There is an opportunity to use the toilets at the Wendover woods cafe but this comes about two thirds of the way round.

There are several steep climbs. Some uneven surfaces on the Ridgeway and the back paths from Coombe hill can be muddy in wet weather.

This is a longish walk and may not be suitable for younger children.

Paul Niddler. Paul is a volunteer warden on the Ridgeway national trail, and the lead warden for Bacombe hill nature reserve. He has lived in Wendover for the last 6 years and has come to love the hills and woods in the surrounding area.
Meet by the war memorial on the manor waste Wendover just by Budgens supermarket
8.5 miles
Long walks (7 or more miles)
5 hours 15 minutes
Fairly strenuous (challenging - steep gradients, rough terrain)
Yes (Wendover station is a five minute walk away. Bus number 50 from Aylesbury stops outside the George and Dragon public house which is also a five minute walk.)