West Wycombe - Naphill Common – Bradenham – West Wycombe

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West Wycombe - Naphill Common – Bradenham – Hearnton Wood - West Wycombe

This walk is a mixture of open fields and woodland in the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty north of High Wycombe. Starting from the garden centre car park in West Wycombe, the walk passes by the entrance to the infamous 'Hell Fire' Caves. Crossing the A4010 and the railway line, the route steadily climbs, with a great view behind of the mausoleum on the hill on the other side of the valley.

The route then enters the woodland of Naphill Common (with its muddy paths!) before descending past the manor-house into the picturesque village of Bradenham. After leaving the pub (or the park benches overlooking the cricket green), the walk crosses the A4010 once more before heading uphill through more woodland to reach Noble's Farm. The route takes the walker back through Hearnton Wood before returning to the car park and the start of the walk.

England - Central England - Buckinghamshire - Chilterns

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Church, Great Views, Hills or Fells, National Trust, Pub, Public Transport, Woodland
24/05/2016 - Neil Packham

The garden centre is closed but the large car park remains. I didn't see a soul between West Wycombe and Bradenham and the views were often beautiful. Things got a bit more confusing on reaching Naphill Common, where the multitude of randomly forking paths and some missing marker posts (I found what may have been the one described in WM11 lying in the undergrowth) made me glad of the GPS on my 'phone. The route was eventually reacquired at WM14 and without problems thereafter. Recommended.

25/09/2011 - Andrew Long

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