Blow the cobwebs away with these beautiful walks in Bucks and the Chilterns. Currently, being in lockdown, the pubs mentioned are closed.
Enjoy a brisk walk up to Whiteleaf Hill to see glorious views of Buckinghamshire and the chalk-hill cross that Whiteleaf is known for. There is a worthwhile climb up from the pub car park or you can take a slightly easier route to reach the viewing point, which can be found by starting at the Whiteleaf car park. Finish your walk at the Plough at Casden to enjoy a refreshing drink or tasty lunch. Take a look at the map and walking guides to find out the different routes you can take and explore.
Coombe Hill and Chequers Trail
This is a great walk for families which takes you through vast chalk grassland, beautiful woodland and the pretty village of Ellesborough. You will even get to sneak a peak at the Prime Ministers country retreat at Chequers! The Coombe Hill and Chequers Trail circular route will take you to the Boer War memorial which is a perfect stop for a picnic and to take in the beautiful views overlooking the Chilterns.
Wendover Woods is not only a perfect walking destination but one with many other acitivites too. With cycling routes, the Go Ape Tree Top Adventure and a fitness trail assault course to choose from, Wendover Woods will suit the whole family. Take your pick from 5 different walks which suit all abilities when it comes to exploring the woods. If you are looking for some refreshment afterwards, The café in the Woods is open all year round so the perfect place to head after a morning of exploring. Enjoy hot drinks and a limited menu on a takeaway only basis.
Did you know that Penn Wood is one of the largest ancient woodlands in the Chilterns? Not only does this wood contain vast amount of wildlife but a lot of history behind it too! Infact Penn Wood is still home to a herd of cows which manages part of the site as the ‘wood pasture.’ Not only will you see red kites and buzzards overhead but in Spring, beautiful blankets of bluebells grow impressively. This woodland walk is suitable for all ages and abilities with a choice of different routes for either a gentle stroll or something a little more challenging. End your walk at the Squirrel pub in Penn for a well-earned drink or meal.
This walk sees you start and finish at the idyllic village of Turville.It is most known for being the filming desintation for BBC sitcom, The Vicar of Dibley as well as, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Midsomer Murders. After a steep climb to the top of Turville hill you will be impressed by the stunning panoramic views of Buckinghamshire and The Chitlerns. This walk is around 3 miles with steep hills so for older children and more able families. After your walk why not head to the ‘Bull and Butcher’ to enjoy a refreshing drink or delicious lunch before heading home.
The 87 mile long Ridgeway passes through ancient landscapes through downland, secluded valleys and woodland once used by travellers, herdsmen and soldiers. One of our favourite walks along The Ridgeway in Buckinghamshire is from Chinnor to Bledlow. This circular walk takes you through chalky woodland where you can take in the views of the Chiltern landscape. When you reach Bledlow you can stop for a drink or a Sunday roast at the quaint pub 'The Lions of Bledlow' before heading back.