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Chequers, Combe hill and the Ridgeway trail

This trail takes us from Princes Risborough along the Ridgeway national trail, through grounds of Chequers, the country retreat of the Prime Minister, over Combe Hill the highest point in the Chiltern hills to Wendover where we take the train back to London

Meeting point We will be meeting 09.00 at London Marylebone station, outside WH Smiths, we will be taking the 09.36 train to Princes Risborough arriving at 10.08 journey time 32 mins.

Cost £9.85pp for four people travelling together. I cannot guarantee you will be in a group of four see below. Organiser fee £5 total £14.85.

Walk details 14.9km 9.3 miles the walk is of moderate difficulty with some hills on good paths.

What to bring

Leaving Princes Risborough Station we follow a lane and join the Ridgeway National Trail. A steep ascent takes us to Whiteleaf Hill and the Whiteleaf Cross which was carved in the hillside by the Angalo Saxons to commemorate defeat over the Danes. 

Following a ridge down hill through Giles Wood we enter the hamlet of lower Cadsden. We make our way over Pulpit hill, once an Iron age hill fort to Chequers Knap, the trail enters the grounds of Chequers an Elizebethan manor house and now the country retreat of the Prime Minister. Leaving the Ridgeway we climb through Goodmerhill Wood to Dunsmore where we turn North West to Coombe Hill at 257 meters the highest point in the Chilterns which is topped by the Boer War Memorial

here we have unparalleled views over the Vale of Aylesbury. A gradual descent takes us into Wendover where you can either join us for a drink and something to eat or take the train back to London.

Terms and conditions

Group Tickets.
Group tickets are normally available for groups of 3 or 4 adults traveling together As you arrive at the meeting place I will send you as groups to the ticket office. Please arrive early as it cannot be guaranteed that we will have complete groups of 3 or 4. In these circumstances e.g. 2 persons or less you will unfortunately have to pay full fare

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  • Teresa

    Another great walk. Beautiful views and great company. I really enjoyed it. Thanks Gary!

    April 14, 2014

  • Philippa

    Fab walk and company. Many thanks Gary!

    April 14, 2014

  • Praful

    Another enjoyable walk - thanks everyone - and Gary!

    April 14, 2014

  • Lucia G.

    beautiful walk

    April 13, 2014

  • Carl

    Gary sorry I have had to drop out last minute as I have a problem with my foot, have a good day!

    April 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Apologies. Woke up today with a cold, runny nose and sore throat therefore not the best idea to push myself.

    April 12, 2014

  • Yasmin

    I was automatically added to the walk as I was on the waiting list. Luckily, I've noticed and have relinquished my spot. I'm waiting for another commitment confirmation to see if I can make it. I may be able to update this later on or early tomorrow if a spot is free. Have a great day if I don't see you.

    April 11, 2014

  • Julia

    Will meet you at Princes Risborough station tomorrow.

    April 11, 2014

    • Gary

      Ok see you tomorrow

      April 11, 2014

  • Philippa

    Hi - just wondering what time we are likely to be back in London after the walk? Thanks.

    April 10, 2014

    • Gary

      Hi Philippa, I hope to be in Wendover for 16.30 trains back to London take about 45 mins.

      1 · April 11, 2014

  • Carl

    Gary I will meet you at Princes Risbrough station, thanks

    1 · April 10, 2014

  • Natalia

    Hi Gary, I am sorry, I could not come for this hike.

    March 30, 2014

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