Low Scrubs - Bacombe Hill - Wendover - Little London

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This excellent and varied walk is a delight and includes part of The Ridgeway. The views are magnificent; on a clear day you can see the Cotswolds 55 miles away from the monument on Coombe Hill, the highest point in the Chilterns.

To the left of the monument is Pulpit Hill. During both World Wars, anti-aircraft guns were positioned to guard Chequers. The National Trust viewfinder in front of the monument identifies distant visible places. The monument is for those who lost their lives in South Africa 1899-1902. The chalkland hills do not have surface water, although there is a pleasant pond and seat for a picnic at Dunsmore between Waymarks 8 and 9.

Spring is a delightful time to walk here as there is a wide range of wildflowers in bloom. Autumn brings a wonderful range of colours to the woodland. There is a good range of butterflies, some only seen on chalkland, also of birds.

England - Central England - Buckinghamshire - Chilterns


Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, National Trust, Pub, Woodland
8/14/2021 - David Oakley

What a great walk - varied but straighforward and a good mixture of wide open vistas at the beginning, to delightful leafy paths on the way back from Wendover. Gradients are all fairly moderate, and underfoot condition excellent when we walked the route in mid August. Highly recommended.

8/19/2015 - Jon Tomblin

Excellent walk through a variety of countryside. At way point 5, if the path across the field is blocked by crops (maize in our case) you can easily take the right hand foot path around the field to the 'gap in the hedge'.

9/22/2009 - David Pereira and Jeni Chester

17/09/09 My first W.W. night walk,2 A.M. I had only been in the car park a couple of minutes, when anti-Terrorist Police pulled up next to me. They very politely checked who I was and what I was doing. No problems. This was a great walk, great fun in the dark, hard to pick up some of the paths but that made it more exciting. |Note if you're doing a night walk it's advisable to print off directions in landscape as directions are really small on portrait. Really got a buzz doing this walk at night.

8/13/2009 - Aude Lagorce

This was an excellent walk. I would only mention that the directions between waymark 4 and 5 need a tad more precision. It says to take fork on the left as the path levels out. Instead it should say, as the path levels out, ignore first track on the left. At the next crossing, go straight, across the field, to exit the wood.

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