This week our walk of the week gives you the opportunity to discover some very tranquil parts of the southern Chilterns and a lot of history. The 3 circular walks cross several commons which were used for centuries by local people for grazing, collecting firewood, quarrying for clay and flints. Today they provide tranquil green spaces, often wooded, which are lovely to walk in.
The walks also go through a number of villages, past several pubs, and some interesting historic features. The National Trust property Greys Court is a 16th century house with its walled gardens and is well worth a stop. You can also see the elaborate and intriguing Maharajah's Well in Stoke Row with its gilded dome and elephant. The well was a gift from the Maharajah of Benares in India in the 19th century, after he learnt from a local Stoke Row resident who was visiting that the village suffered from a lack of water.
These circular walks from Nettlebed in the southern Chilterns are part of the Chilterns Country walks series and pass through some beautiful, rolling Chilterns scenery. You have a number of options:
Full 17 mile circular walk - takes in all points of interest
11.5 mile western circular route - the western half of the full walk, goes through Nuffield Common and Ipsden Heath
10.5 mile southern circular route - the southern part of the full walk, goes through Peppard and Kingwood Commons
CLICK HERE for a map with all the walk routes plus directions is in the downloadable leaflet below.
*Please note this is not a guided walk.
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