2 short circular walks around Brush Hill Local Nature Reserve. This reserve, managed by the Chiltern Society is next to Whiteleaf Hill on the Chiltern escarpment. It is a fascinating mixture of woodland with wonderful autumn colour, hedgerows and grassland abounding in wild flowers such as bluebells, wood anemone, cowslips, orchids. There are butterflies such as the marbled white, common blue, brimstone and orange tip and glow worms. It is also a great place to spot birds. There are fantastic views right across to the Berkshire Downs.
Parking in the Whiteleaf Hill car park. Nearest toilets – Horns Lane Car Park, Princes Risborough
There are two walks. The short walk (0.5 miles/0.8 km) is on a level woodland path. The long walk (0.9 miles/1.5 km) is uneven in places.
Princes Risborough is served by buses and trains from Aylesbury, High Wycombe and Thame. Enter Brush Hill Reserve through a kissing gate on Peters Lane opposite the Whiteleaf Hill car park, above Whiteleaf near Princes Risborough.
There are no stiles. The kissing gates are suitable for wheelchair users and pushchairs. The short walk is suitable for mobility scooters and pushchairs and may be suitable for wheelchairs, it follows a level path with access to the viewpoint. The longer walk includes part of a grassy hillside which is uneven in places.
East of Princes Risborough, opposite Whiteleaf Hill car park
0.5 miles and 0.9 miles