Breathtaking Chilterns - Exploring my Favourite Part of the Hills (3801)

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    Start dateOctober 22 2023
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    Time10:30 am
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    LocationHP27 0RP
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This circular walk explores the Chiltern Escarpment between Wendover and Princes Risborough. This is without doubt one of the most magnificent parts of the Chilterns, with chalk hills, incredible scenic views and ancient woodland, all steeped in history.

There is too much worth a visit in the area for one walk but we’ve tried to include as much as possible. Highlights include several famous hills such as Coombe Hill, Pulpit Hill and Whiteleaf Hill, vast ancient beech woods and some iconic paths such as the Cradle Footpath and the path across the front lawns of Chequers, the Prime Minister’s country retreat.

Additional information

Please bring a packed lunch to enjoy at the lunch stop as well as plenty of water. Snacks and a hot drink are also recommended. There are limited toilet facilities on the route – there is a pub near the end but other than that walkers will need to find a quiet bush if required.

The route consists of mostly unpaved paths with some steep inclines at times so is unfortunately not suitable for wheelchairs or buggies, particularly if there has been rain before the walk.

Alastair Melville. Stag Walkers (Ramblers).
Meet at Whiteleaf Cross Car Park. This is a free car park with ample space.
10 miles
Long walks (7 or more miles)
5h 15m
Moderate (more challenging, for keen/active walkers)
Yes (While children are welcome, due to the length of the route and multiple hills it is not recommended for children under 12)
Yes (Monks Risborough Station - Chiltern Railways trains from London Marylebone and Aylesbury)