Wendover Woods and Coombe Hill Circular
11.0 miles (17.7km
with a visit to Rumsey’s Chocolaterie
An area of outstanding natural beauty
The Chiltern Hills stretch from the River Thames in Oxfordshire to Hitchin in Hertfordshire and are nationally-protected as some of the finest countryside in the UK.
Join us for a double circular walk around Wendover Woods and Coombe Hill, and a visit to Rumsey’s Chocolaterie, with the chance of seeing chocolate being made through the glass panelled viewing area.
Wendover Woods Circular
This walk takes you to the top of the Chiltern Hills, through ancient beech woods, carpets of bluebells and wild flowers. There are amazing views of the Vale of Aylesbury and you might also see rare birds such as Red Kites and Firecrests and the tiny Muntjac Deer.
Coombe Hill Circular
Coombe Hill is one of the highest points in the Chilterns and carries a monument to soldiers who fell during the Boer War.
Level: Moderate to Intermediate (5/10)
Length: 11.0 miles (17.7km)
Duration: 7hrs plus lunch
Start/End: Wendover Station
Walks & Mileage Chart:
The George & Dragon
(Authentic Thai Cuisine)
2-Course Lunch Menu (starter and main) £7.50/set
Selection from the main Thai menu - between £6-£8.
I will provide both menu's on the day for your lunch order on Saturday morning.
I will pre-order your lunch for when we arrive.
Meeting Time: 8.15am.
Meet: at the ATM Coffee shop in front of the Information & Mobility stand on the main concourse.
RAIL TRAVEL - Advanced Groupsaver4 - £31.60 (£7.90 x 4 people)
Train departs from Marylebone Station at 08.42 and arrives at Wendover Station at 9.29am. Returning from Wendover to Marylebone Station at 18.35pm.
I will arrange Groupsaver4 tickets as each group of 4 people arrive.
Please arrive early (between 8.00 – 8.15am) to save disappointment.
Car Park - £3.00: Wendover station: Pound Street, HP22 6BN
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Please check the planned engineering works when planning your journey:
Cost: £7.50 per person (NBH costs and organiser's fee). To be paid to the organiser at the start of the hike.
NOTE: Please remember to change your RSVP if you are no longer able to make the event. No shows are recorded and may affect your RSVP status for future events. After three “no shows” you may be moved to the waiting list for events that are full.
Things to bring:
Water and snacks
Walking shoes / Boots
Waterproof clothing (Jacket and trousers)
Suitable clothing for walking (no jeans)
Warm tops (layers)
Money (cash for lunch and drinks)
Natural Born Hikers operate within:
The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992.
For more information:
Look at the following site for the simplified explanation
IMPORTANT NOTE: We consider safety to be our number one priority and while we never take unnecessary risks, we do recognise that any outdoor activity involves a danger of personal injury or death. Remember that you should be aware of and accept these risks as you are responsible for your own safety and you should not undertake anything beyond your abilities. It is also your responsibility to be correctly equipped for the weather and activity you have chosen to participate in.
We recommend that everyone participating in outdoor activities obtain appropriate insurance. The BMC offer excellent policies for all outdoor enthusiasts at very competitive rates: https://www.thebmc.co.uk/modules/insurance/Landing.aspx