These two walks start from the centre of Wendover and take you to the top of the Chiltern Hills, through ancient beech woods, carpets of bluebells and wild flowers. The 3.5 mile circular Coombe Hill Walk involves a long steady climb up to the top of Coombe Hill with its monument to the men of Buckinghamshire who fell in the Boer War. From here there are fantastic views out across the Vale of Aylesbury and also down across Chequers - the weekend retreat for the Prime Minister.
The 7 mile circular Walk to Wendover Woods and back follows part of The Ridgeway National Trail. The Woods have wonderful displays of bluebells in late April and early May. There is also a cafe at the main car park, a children's playground and an ancient hillfort, now rather overgrown.
The centre of Wendover is full of charming shops, cafes and pubs and also has a railway station.
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Toilets, refreshments, shops and car parking in Wendover
Chiltern Railways operate an excellent rail service between Aylesbury and London which stops at Wendover. Call 08457 484950 for train times.
The Coombe Hill walk is not accessible. The walk to Wendover Woods may be suitable for all terrain pushchairs as there are no stiles or narrow kissing gates.
One routes takes you up to Coombe Hill (National Trust) with views of Chequers. The other route takes you up to the highest point in the Chilterns in Wendover Woods (Forestry Commission). Both routes include parts of The Ridgeway National Trail.
Starts from Wendover rail station
3½ miles or 7 miles
Under close control. On leads when livestock present
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