Wendover offers much to both local people and visitors with the countryside around being very popular with walkers, cyclists and horse riders. Apart from the Ridgeway Path, the National Trail that passes down the main High Street of Wendover, there are 33 miles of public rights of way and bridleways criss-crossing the parish. These paths will take you over the open chalk downland of Coombe Hill with its impressive monument to the Buckinghamshire men who died in the Boer War, or walk to the pretty hamlet of Dunsmore in the spring and enjoy the carpet of bluebells, or enjoy the shaded woods on Boddington Hill belonging to Forest Enterprise. Here the visitor can enjoy specially prepared cycle routes, all ability walks, barbecue sites as well as play areas for the children.
Nestled at the foot of the Chilterns, Wendover is an Area of Outstanding Beauty, offering a variety of walks for a variety of abilities.
Some of the paths which take the visitor to the hill tops are challenging but there are also many paths that will suit the less active.
For the wheelchair bound, the lovely canal path from Wharf Road in the centre of the village winds along the water’s edge towards Weston Turville and beyond giving wonderful views to the Chilterns and the opportunity to be close to many species of wildlife. Also, in Wendover Woods, there are suitable routes close to the main car park where the public toilets have facilities for the disabled.
All the paths are in good condition, thanks to The Chiltern Society and the dedicated team of people at Rights of Way.
The following are routes available to download from the Buckinghamshire County Council website:
- Wendover Arm (14.2 miles)
- Wendover Rambles No.1 (5.1 miles)
- Wendover Rambles No.2 (5.8 miles)
- Wendover Rambles No.3 (5.7 miles)
- Wendover Rambles No.4 (5.6 miles)
- Wendover Rambles No.5 (6.3 miles)
- Wendover Footpaths Map
The Outer Aylesbury Ring
Aylesbury and District Ramblers are developing a new Long Distance Path utilising many existing paths along the higher ground around Aylesbury to produce walks with goods views through pleasant countryside and passing through many of our delightful villages and towns.
For more information go to: Outer Aylesbury Ring
Tring Reservoirs Walk
For more information on the Royal Geographic Society Walk round Tring Reservoirs go to:
Tring Reservoirs Walk