Marlow Common - Chisbridge Cross - Marlow Common

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Marlow Common - Chisbridge Cross - Bovingdon Green - Marlow Common

A wonderful walk in the hills to the north-west of the delightful Thames-side town of Marlow. The initial descent through the popular Pullingshill Wood, with its lovely views across the surrounding countryside, sets the scene for this lovely walk.

England - Central England - Buckinghamshire - Chilterns

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Great Views, Hills or Fells, Pub, Wildlife
24/04/2017 - Liz Williams

The start point was slightly confusing as we had approached from the suggested sat nav postcode, which brings you in in the opposite direction. Also, the Woodland Trust sign is actually the direction you need to go in, so Don't know if it has been moved? Fortunately, the map made it clear where we should go.

02/02/2013 - Geoff Nicholls

We're sure this is a lovely walk and we'll definitely do it again. The views through the forests are stunning. However, after a good start, we got confused around Waymark 4. It reads "When the fence ends carry on ahead following wide path through wood." We had turned right as instructed to follow the nature reserve perimeter fence, but it isn't clear what is meant by the "wide path". We tried a number of different paths, some wide, some not so wide but none seemed to follow the right direction and none seemed to lead to the "wooden hut". We finally had to give up and retrace our steps as we were worried about getting completely lost in the dark under muddy conditions.

13/05/2012 - Susan Pyne

Very enjoyable walk with some lovely scenery. There is no postcode for satnav users in the directions but SL7 2DS will get you to the road which turns off the A4155 towards Davenport Wood. We parked on the stretch of road before the crossing with the Chiltern Way - there are several small convenient parking places here. This also enabled us to appreciate the World War I training trenches which are clearly visible in this part of the wood (there are signs explaining their origin). Monks Corner (near Waymark 23) is well worth a look.

06/05/2008 - Walkingworld Administrator

With thanks to Andrew Long, this walk was updated May 2008. He wrote: I enjoyed this walk. The woods are fantastic and there are plenty of opportunities to see red kites – one landed on a bough in front of me when I was driving back – they have a huge wingspan.

24/04/2007 - Walkingworld Administrator

This walk was updated April 2007. Thank you to Paul Robinson for all your help.

12/04/2007 - Paul Robinson

This was a good walk. There have been a lot of changes around Woodend House (steps 7-9). It's a lot more straightforward now, so just follow the map. The stile at step 8 is no longer there. There is no picture for some of the waymarks. I've taken a photo at each of those, plus step 9 where the barn has gone. These can be found at http://www.flickr.com/search/?w=36443341@N00&q=marlow+AND+walk+AND+waymark&m=tags if it's of any use.

10/10/2004 - Chris Christodoulou

Walk No: 62 Marlow Common. A very nice walk but at step 9 (813883) the large corrugated barn is no longer there so cannot be used as a landmark. This is a tricky bit in the summer when overgrown and instruction should read `Ignore immediate stile to left` rather than `Ignore path here on your left`. Step 14 (821892) The metal farm gate has been replaced by a new wooden one & the two stiles quoted have also been replaced with a wooden gate. Othrwise a very pleasant walk that does involve two steep climbs which would not be reccomended for the elderly or unfit. Hope this helps other walkers. Whilst writing may i suggest that walks are dated as to when origionnaly walked I believe this would help in taking changing factors into consideration when navigating. Best wishes for a great site ....Chris

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