3.8 of 5 (5 votes)
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Quick hour walking about on Coombe Hill

A leisurely walk (low hills and fells (below 600m)) in Buckinghamshire, England, about 4.85km (3.01 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 1:30. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 121m (396ft)
Loss 117m (383ft)
Max. Elevation 260m (853ft)
Elevation (total) 238m (779ft)
Start & End
Wendover Train Station
Distance 4.85km
(3.01mi)
Duration ~1:30
Difficulty  
Leisurely
Created by bakershusband on 29 Sep 2011
As it says, a very popular walk with locals around National Trust land, with fabulous views across the Chilterns and strong advice to take a cheap kite (always great kite flying weather)

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OS Grid SP866078
From train station, walk to High Street, maybe stock up on caffeine/sugar at the quaint chocolaterie. Look up the hill, and off you go.
Veer left onto Coombe Hill About 0.47 km (~0.29 miles) from
OS Grid SP863074
Go left off the road, at the fork on the path, take the left path toward the stile (mountain bikes will go the other way).
First bench/rest point (v easy) About 0.36 km (~0.22 miles) from
OS Grid SP860072
Good moment to take a first look at the Chiltern landscape to your right. You can see a church steeple straight ahead. If it happens to be a bank holiday and you happen to have a car, you can drive to Ellesborough Church, climb the tower for 50p and look back at Coombe Hill.
The monument About 1.25 km (~0.78 miles) from
OS Grid SP849067
Fantastic views, some national trust rare breed cows, great kite flying You can see North to Aylesbury, you can see the scar which HS2 will cause running next to the old (tiny) commuter line.... and to your left... Chequers. Have a picnic.
Go left here About 0.51 km (~0.32 miles) from
OS Grid SP848062
Unless you want to head down in Princes Risborough (another hour or so), you want to go left here, then left at the car park to get back to the path back to Wendover.
Wendover About 2.26 km (~1.4 miles) from
OS Grid SP866076
Back to Wendover for the train or bus home.

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Lesley
30 Jul 2012
Coombe Hill

Lovely shady walk on the flat to a spectacular viewing point at the Momument to the war in S Africa. Suitable for small children who love the heathland meadows, bugs and butterflies and using their binoculars for the views. There is an excellent picnic area. I used to bring my own children thirty years ago and now bring grandchildren. Five stars!!!

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