Sunday morning stroll: Pepperboxes Wood and the Hampden Monument (1101)

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    Start dateOctober 30 2022
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    Time11:00 am
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    LocationHP16 9ER
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    PriceFree

A gentle 3 mile figure of eight walk from Prestwood through the Woodland Trust’s Pepperboxes Wood to the monument commemorating local landowner John Hampden’s refusal to pay Ship Money to King Charles I. The route returns via Lodge Wood and Kiln Common Community Orchard, maintained by Prestwood Nature.

There are several local options where you can enjoy lunch after the walk.

Additional information

Toilets are available in the car park at the meeting point. For refreshments before the walk, try the Pantry at 51.

For lunch afterwards, The Chequers Tree in the cenre of Prestwood serves an excellent Sunday Roast, The Limes Tea Room at Hildreth’s Garden Centre offers restaurant quaity dining with freshly-cooked local produce and The Polecat is a recently refurbished grade II listed inn with an emphasis on Mediterranean-inspired, freshly-cooked food.

Terrain info: Some part of the route are uneven and there a narrow paths in places.

Mrs Helen Matthews. Prestwood Nature.
Meet at the Car Park in Prestwood High Street. Parking is free on Sundays.
3 miles
Short walks (up to 3 miles)
1h 30m
Fairly easy (some gentle inclines, steps/stiles)
Gentle
12
Yes
Yes (The walk is suitable for families with children who can walk 3 miles, but there isn't any specific content aimed at children.)
Yes (The start point is a 25 minute walk uphill from Great Missenden Station. Unfortunately local buses do not run on Sundays.)