Brill - Boarstall - Brill

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Starting from the windmill at Brill, where there is a very good parking area, the walk leaves the village on paths that lead across meadows and fields and where there is woodland, copses or spinneys in every direction. There are quite stunning views across beautiful countryside at several high points. The tiny church at the entrance to Boarstall stands before a National Trust property, Boarstall Tower, seen through the trees on the way past. Parts of the walk are on country lanes, mostly quiet with little traffic, which afford open views and wonderful passing scenes. It is an area of hilly landscape and there a few quite strenuous climbs. Brill Windmill stands 600ft above sea level, was built around 1680 and was last used in 1919 for milling barley. The common ground all around is favoured by local dog-walkers and was once quarried for clay that made bricks and tiles from which many of the local houses are built.

England - Central England - Buckinghamshire - Countryside


Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, National Trust, Nature Trail, Pub, Wildlife, Woodland
4/25/2016 - Ron and Jenny Glynn

The route is already as was suggested by Andrew Thompson on 12/09/2010. There is no way of avoiding road walking from 13 but the description from 12 avoids any road walking.

4/16/2016 - Kevin Briggs

We did this walk today 16.4.16.and thought it to be a moderate walk at best. It well signed with no problems. The route as stated was very muddy and waterlogged most of the way, making heavy going of walking but somehow added to the experience. There are some stunning views along the way. Like a previous comment the last stretch along the road could be re-routed as although it is a country road it was fairly busy with traffic. Recommend calling into the Pheasant Pub for refreshment.

6/17/2012 - lizzie Constantine

Badly signposted, many fields full of aggressive bulls. Not a very walker friendly route, with overgrown paths. Due to encounters with bulls we had to change our route jumping into a stream to get out of the field. Perhaps a slight change of route could be considered to avoid this in future. Lovely views and meadows.

9/12/2010 - andrew thomson

You might like to consider changing the route from no 12. Instead of walking up to the road then turning right and having road all the way back, you could turn right at 12 along a bridal way past Oakcroft Farm then cross the road and follow b/p up hill to Muswell Hill. Then turn right along the road. We did it today and it cuts out a lot of road and worked fine.

8/7/2009 - Ron and Jenny Glynn

If you are expecting hills in this area as you would in Wales you will be disappointed. There is no category for inclines

8/7/2009 - David Laws

This is a lovely walk despite the mud, which, as advertised, was very bad in places, but please change the category - there is no way that this is a Hill Scramble. There are a couple of mild inclines, but to give it "red" status puts it on a par with Pen y Ghent, Ingleborough, Haystacks, the Gables etc. It is nothing more than a country stroll.

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