Up and down in the Chilterns from Great Kimble (Walk ref 18)

Saturday 18 May ~ 10:00 AM

This walk takes level footpaths before climbing up to the fifteenth century Ellesborough church.  After this we head into the Chilterns, in particular ascending Coombe Hill to take advantage of the extensive views from the monument dedicated to the Buckinghamshire men who died during the second Boer War.  We then follow the Ridgeway to Buckmoorend where we will have lunch at the Farm Shop café. The return route passes Chequers, Great Kimble warren and hopefully a delightful tree in blossom!

Route Details

8 miles
Approx 5 hours
Moderate (more challenging, for keen/active walkers)


Free, lunch to be paid for individually

Meeting arrangements

Park and meet at Great Kimble on grass verges off the B4009 by the Swan Public House. Grid ref: SP818064, Post code: HP17 9TR

Walk Leader

Thame & Wheatley Ramblers

Dogs Welcome

Dogs on leads welcome

Further Information

There will be a 'banana' break mid morning and for lunch, please either bring a picnic or buy food to eat in the recently opened Buckmoorend Farm Shop Kitchen (seating outdoors).  There are no toilets en-route.

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Download the Spring 2019 festival Listings Leaflet for an alternative way of seeing the programme. You can also pick these up from various locations across the Chilterns - libraries, coffee shops, etc!


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Our Sponsors


This project has been part funded by the The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development through the Chilterns LEADER programme. The grant received through this programme has helped make these festivals happen. 


Complete Outdoors are our primary sponsors for 2018 & 2019. At their Bourne End (Herts) shop, you will discover all of the equipment, clothing and accessories you need to launch your next expedition into the great outdoors - whether a day's hike close to home, or an assault on the Matterhorn.


A family owned and run Henley brewer and award-winning pub company which has been at the heart of British life for over 200 years. Many of the company's 132 pubs are located in picturesque rural and town centre settings across The Chilterns.


A membership organisation dedicated to conserving, celebrating and caring for all of the Chilterns’ unique landscape.





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