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Whiteleaf Hill, Whiteleaf Cross and Brush Hill

Whiteleaf Hill And CrossA large area of chalk grassland and woodland on top of the Chilterns escarpment with amazing views and archaeological features. Car park, picnic site, waymarked walks.

Whiteleaf Hill (and nearby Brush Hill) offer good wheelchair access along firm, level paths through woodland which lead to firm grassy areas with viewpoints. A leaflet detailing these walks is available in a separate downloadable leaflet, see below.

The woodlands through from Whiteleaf to Pulpit Hill and beyond are all linked by The Ridgeway National Trail. The Icknield Way Rider’s Route also crosses these woods. Whiteleaf is well placed for beginning extensive off-road cycling trips on woodland bridleways both north and south.

At the top of Whiteleaf Hill is the chalk hill-figure of Whiteleaf Cross and a burial mound. Whiteleaf Cross has dominated the local landscape for several centuries, becoming a cultural focus associated with many aspects of local life. It was first officially noted by Francis Wise in 1742, but its full history is unknown and is the subject of much local speculation and folklore. In addition to the scheduled monuments there are also WW1 practice trenches near the car park.


Picnic area.


There are no sealed paths,  however there is a level, firm paths suitable for most pushchairs, all-terrain buggies and wheelchairs from the car park to the top of Whiteleaf Hill. A leaflet is available to download below

Access for All leaflet for Whiteleaf and Brush Hill


Buckinghamshire County Council. Managed by the Chiltern Society.

Website for Brush Hill


Take minor road between Whiteleaf and Green Hailey (east of Princes Risborough, Bucks)

OS Map

Sheet 165: Aylesbury & Leighton Buzzard

Grid Reference



Chilterns Accommodation Association

A warm welcome, comfy beds, safe cycle storage, tasty full English breakfasts come as standard in our B&Bs or, if you prefer to look after yourself, choose self-catering from our member list. Just the comfort and hospitality you need after a day walking the Ridgeway, cycling the Chilterns Cycleway or visiting the many Chilterns sites of interest.

The Chilterns Accommodation Association is a collective of small, privately-owned B&B, self-catering and holiday cottage providers around the Princes Risborough, Wnedover, Great Missenden, Chinnor and Radnage area of Buckinghamshire. Walkers, leisure visitors, cyclists and business visitors are all assured of a warm welcome. Some of our owners have ground floor (level access) rooms, some offer packed lunches, most offer free internet access and some welcome pets but please check with individual providers before you book.

Check out the website at www.chilternsaccommodation.co.uk for more details and plan your stay with us in this beautiful and quintissentially English countryside.

Brimmers Farm CottageCountryside around Brimmers Farm


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